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Brake lever rattle (non-STI)(4 posts)

Brake lever rattle (non-STI)trout_bum
Mar 12, 2003 6:18 PM
My %@#$% Shimano brake levers rattle with every lttle bump in the road and it's driving me @%^#% nuts!
They are BLR600 Dura Ace non-STI levers. The problem seems to be related to cable tension-but you can only tighten them so much before pads hit the rims.
Fixing bolts are tightened properly. Any ideas? (Besides get Campy!-thanks) I'm thinking of maybe getting DA STIs-will these rattle and then fall apart in 6 months?
Stuff cotton balls in them - nmdzrider
Mar 13, 2003 5:44 AM
re: Brake lever rattle (non-STI)Andy M-S
Mar 13, 2003 8:13 AM
I have these on one bike and have the same problem--had the same problem with RX100 levers as well. I was recently told that if you remove the plastic inserts that you see at the top inside of each lever, the noise goes away.

I haven't done that yet, and may not--instead, I may put some plastic goop in there to immobilize them.
Cotton balls work fine and you can get them out - nmdzrider
Mar 13, 2003 11:53 AM