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Individual parts for Ultegra Levers(6 posts)

Individual parts for Ultegra LeversCrankE
May 17, 2001 12:03 PM
I've got a brand new set of Ultegra levers that came on a Klein. Just yesterday, I dropped the bike and the left lever got a little messed up.

My question - The only part affected is the silver plated plastic piece on the very front of the lever where it says "Ultegra" and "FlightDeck". Does anyone know if this can be replaced? Can you even get the part without buying a new lever assembly? I realize the damage is totally cosmetic, but it irks the crap out of me just the same.

Any help is appreciated.
Yupgrz mnky
May 17, 2001 3:51 PM
Should be able to get them at a dealer - maybe somone witha QBP catalog knows the numbers. Since they're Shimano they're probably expensive - like the $15 to $20 range for a pair.
Not that muchlongfellow
May 18, 2001 7:16 AM
grz mnky, I remember you or someone else answered my question about these before. I went to LBS, and bought 2 of these caps.
They are about $3-4 each. The LBS moaned/groaned ordering from expensive Shimano I think. These 00' Ultegra shifters are the biggest pieces of junk I've ever seen.
Cool!grz mnky
May 18, 2001 11:45 AM
That's good to know! I was looking for the longer brake bolt for a Shimano Ultegra brake (wanted to turn a rear into a front) and it was $20 for the damn bolt! Lets' ust say I'm pleasantly surprised and will get some spare caps to keep on hand. The '99/'00 levers are fairly cheesey, but they are significantly lighter than the 8 speed, which uses more metal and less plastic. Haven't been able to play with the new '01 Ultegras yet - maybe they're more robust. It kinda makes the arguement that one should just go with the DA levers now that everything is compatible (except triple) - if you're going with Shimano. The DA stuff just feels a whole lot more precise and durable. I put a dab of silicone caulk/sealant under the Ultegra caps and it solves the rattle problem and keeps them from coming off.
May 19, 2001 7:55 AM
Having never serviced Ultegra levers, how do you get the caps off?
May 19, 2001 5:38 PM
You just pry them off, and you will probally break one of the plastic clips in the process. The good thing is that you will have to glue them back on which will stop the rattling. I use a rubber or silicon cement that will allow you to remove them again in the future just in case you have to remove them again.