|Another post concerning sticking Ultegra lever||superdog|
Jul 13, 2003 9:48 PM
|I'm so broke I can't even afford to buy a new shift lever. My right Ultegra lever is sticking and I'd like to know if this can be fixed or should I just park the bike for a month until I can afford to buy a new lever. (right hand lever)
When I shift the inner black lever, the outer silver lever travels along with it which causes it not to shift. If I carefully hold the outer silver lever while I shift the inner black lever it shifts fine. I can't race like this though.
I used to have a sticking problem of a different nature but I solved that one by spraying the lever guts with electrical contact cleaner and then squirting a lot of Tri-Flow in it.
I'm wondering if the spring is going bad. I hope this can repaired so I can get through one more month. Just one more stinking month.
Does the Ultegra lever have a lot of sticking problems? Is Dura-Ace more reliable? What about campy? I don't recall ever seeing a post complaining about campy levers sticking.
|If it's more than two years old, you'll have to fix it yourself||MR_GRUMPY|
Jul 14, 2003 4:47 AM
|Any product has a certain percentage of failures, you just got unlucky.
Try the WD-40, sometimes it works.
|re: Another post concerning sticking Ultegra lever||johnrg|
Jul 14, 2003 8:22 AM
|Check under the main lever for a small screw. If the screw has backed out it will cause the outer lever to move with it. On an earlier set of Ultegra levers I had the same issue after the screws loosened.|
|re: Another post concerning sticking Ultegra lever||boyd2|
Jul 14, 2003 10:35 AM
|I second what johnrg said. With a good disassembly, cleaning and re-assembly you can solve alot of problems. I found a service manual for disassembly of STI levers online some time ago. Try to find that, or I can fax it to you if needed. johncboyd at yahoo dot com.|
|Searching for service manual||superdog|
Jul 14, 2003 2:27 PM
|I don't have a fax. What is the exact title of the manual? ...and maybe a few key words. I'll do a web search.|
|PDF is at||pitt83|
Jul 14, 2003 4:34 PM
|Either Shimano.com or branfordbike.com You'll need to drill down to find it, but I was able to.
If you're able to re-build it, post it. Also, some guy has a website devoted to rebuilding these; you could probably google it to find it. Might be linked from branfordbike.com
PS: Hate to burst your bubble, but once the inner lever sticks and the WD-40 / Tri-flow trick fails, the shifter is toast. Servicing them is near impossible for mortals.
|I fixed it! Yipeeee!||superdog|
Jul 14, 2003 7:59 PM
|I looked for the little screw on the underside of the levers to see if it was loose. It was completely missing. I took the screw out of the other lever and went to Lowes and purchased six screws. I always buy spares.
The head on these screws are a little thicker than the Shimano screws but it does not seem to make any difference.
Thank you all for your input.
Jul 14, 2003 8:23 PM
|You 'da man! Sorry I doubted you! nm||pitt83|
Jul 15, 2003 4:44 AM
|Good Info! Thanks (nm)||Chen2|
Jul 15, 2003 6:24 AM
|And put some blue loctite on the screws||Lone Gunman|
Jul 15, 2003 6:28 PM
|I had the same problem, except I did not lose the screw. I did remove and loctite them, not loose since.|
Jul 16, 2003 12:57 PM
|One of my new screws already came loose on the first ride.|| |