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Rattling Shimano BL-R600 Brake Lever(2 posts)

Rattling Shimano BL-R600 Brake LeverDustBowl
Nov 21, 2003 12:31 PM
I have a set of rattling Shimano BL-R600 brake levers on my cross bike. These are the aero style levers shown below. The rattling is so annoying that I am planning on spending upwards of $50 to buy different levers if I can't fix the problem. Has anyone else had this problem and if so were you ever able to fix it? I can't figure out what it is and these levers don't really allow for disassembly. If you can identify their problem I promise to e-mail you a beer. Thanks
Lever rattle/IPAhaimish
Nov 21, 2003 2:30 PM
When you depress the lever you should see a small gray horseshoe-shaped plastic piece. I yanked this out of my levers with needle nose pliers and the rattle has gone away, restoring my sanity. Apparently this part is only there to speed "robot assembly".

Got any Lagunitas IPA?