Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  

Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 07-15-06, 09:40 AM   #1
Thread Starter
Join Date: Jul 2006
Bikes: 1972 Raleigh International
Posts: 1
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
How to reposition Sora STI brifters on bar?

I'm still using the classic vintage stuff, so the "new" brifters are a bit of a mystery to me.

My son had a minor crash on his road bike that left one of the brifters pointing inwards. I'd like to loosen the clamp, reposition, and retighten, but how does this work?

Can anyone enlighten me or point me to a site that may describe how these levers come apart?


St. Louis
DKMorrell is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-06, 10:15 AM   #2
Retro Grouch 
Senior Member
Retro Grouch's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Catrike 559 I own some others but they don't get ridden very much.
Posts: 27,815
Mentioned: 4 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 589 Post(s)
If you pull back the rubber hood from the top you will find a little groove where a 5mm allen wrench can fit in to loosen the clamp. When you go to retighten it, don't go overboard. If your son crashes again (as is likely) you'd rather the brifters give a little rather than break. The brifters are one of the more costly components to replace.
Retro Grouch is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-15-06, 03:24 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2005
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Bikes: '''96 Litespeed Catalyst, '05 Litespeed Firenze, '06 Litespeed Tuscany, '12 Surly Pacer, All are 3x8,9 or 10. It is hilly around here!
Posts: 30,135
Mentioned: 20 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 593 Post(s)
The clamp bolts are outboard of the shifter body on the outside face. As RG said, look at the shifters and you will see a groove disappearing under the rubber hoods. A 5 mm allan wrench wiggled down that groove will find the fastening bolt.
HillRider is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:37 PM.

  • Ask a Question
    get answers from real people!
Click to start entering your question.