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Ultegra 6500 Shifters rattles(7 posts)

Ultegra 6500 Shifters rattlesgttrek
Apr 11, 2002 11:20 AM
Does any one out there have the same problems, my Ultegra
shifters rattles like crazy after about 2000+ miles.
It was not like that at first. It is driving me crazy.
Shifts nice and all but.....
How do I fix that ? or maybe Campy is the answer.
re: Ultegra 6500 Shifters rattlesArmin Tanzarian
Apr 11, 2002 11:28 AM
There's a ton of information about this on the net and in discussion groups - do a search of this and/or the forum. I remember reading something about this and it was in either this or the bicycling forum.
The solution is to buy new shifters.Sintesi
Apr 11, 2002 11:42 AM
If your levers follow the same arc as mine, then next season they will begin to bind and w/in a week become virtually useless. Read the reviews. It's astonishing how manyhad this problem followed by shifter failure.
Here's the fix...KEN2
Apr 11, 2002 12:19 PM
What about a buzzin'/rattlin' Campy Record shifter?....SS_MB-7
Apr 11, 2002 12:40 PM
My left Campy Record shifter is buzzin'/rattlin' and it is driving me nuts! I've tried to isolate the problem, but it appears to be inside the shifter. Before I crack it open, does anybody have any Campy suggestions?

Ride Hard,
Mike B.
Look outside, not inside.Kerry
Apr 12, 2002 5:51 PM
Best bet is that the little rubber bumper on the back of the brake lever has gone missing. This is designed to keep the "up shifter" from rattling against the brake lever. There is is little hole about half way down the brake lever to hold the bumper. Look at both of your levers - odds are that one has the bumper and the other doesn't. You can easily fashion a new bumber out of something like a faucet washer, bathtub caulk, etc.
Try this...Bigburlymtnman
Apr 13, 2002 7:52 AM
Go out and get some everyday household silicon. Pull back the lever and zip tie it to the drops (so its as if you're braking). Take a very small screwdriver or something along that line. Get some silicon on the screwdriver, and smear a light coat of it over the exposed part of the shifter. The socalled exposed part should be right below the top of the rubber. Its sort of like a little platform a few centimeters wide. Anyway, spread around the silicon and then let it dry over night. That should solve the noise.