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ultegra 8spd shift lever rattle(3 posts)

ultegra 8spd shift lever rattletjenner
Jun 23, 2001 2:26 PM
Does anyone have a fix for the annoying ultegra shifter rattle? If your answer is: upgrade to DA, dump Shimano, go Campy, or any other such response, save your finger energy. I would like to know how to stop the rattle until I am ready to upgrade.
re: ultegra 8spd shift lever rattlepeloton
Jun 23, 2001 3:53 PM
There are people who claim that you can stop the rattle with caulking or silicone, but I've never seen it work anywhere but in theory. You might try tightening the screws, but it probably won't help. Lots of older Ultegra shifters rattle (it is supposedly fixed for 2001), and you may just have to live with it.
re: ultegra 8spd shift lever rattlerodemiles
Jun 23, 2001 8:48 PM
I can de-bunk that rumor going around that the 2001 ultegra shifters don't rattle. I've just gotten a new ultegra bike and I'm still adjusting to the rattle everytime I hit a section of rough pavement or a serious bump. Just hoping I can eventually get used to it.