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Shimano 600 8 speed STI's can't remove my inner cable

Old 05-09-13, 10:42 AM
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Shimano 600 8 speed STI's can't remove my inner cable

I have a problem and that's the inner cable can't be removed from the sit lever.

I tried many things except brute force afraid in damaging the lever.

What is there to do and/or can i dismantle the lever to get to that cable end.

Your help/advice is appreciated.

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Does the shifter shift? They're designed to have the cable swapped with the shifter fully relaxed (small/single lever depressed until it runs out of clicks).

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+1, needs to be in high gear. If it still won't come out apply a ittle penterating oil to the exit end, let in penetrate, grasp the cable about 1/16 to 1/8"" from where it exits the lever using needle nose pliers and push to dislodge the anchor/barrel. It may take several pushs to fully dislodge it. The closer that you can grab it to the exit hole, the stiffer the cable will be and the better your chances of dislodging it.
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This cable was very likely inserted when the shifter was NOT zeroed out.
As such, it's not going to come out willingly. Do not force it.
T-Mar's option will work, depending on what speed it was in when the cable was inserted.
Try that first. Hope it works.

If not.
Manipulate the shift paddles to give you as much slack as possible.
If you can get to the point where you can see the cable end, good.
Then, move it around and cut it as close as possible to the cable end.
Continue to play with it and shake it until it falls out one of the open areas.

That will do it. Then, before mounting a new cable, make sure that durn thing is zeroed out.
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I had to take one apart once to get it out because is somehow got frayed on the inside and would not go all the way to the position it needs to be to come out. I found a exploded view on the web somewhere. It's not easy putting back together, but it is possible.
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