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Loose DA STI lever(2 posts)

Loose DA STI leverLooseLever
May 17, 2001 11:01 PM
The small levers on my Dura Ace 8 speed STI's are "kinda" loose. Any recommendation about how to tighten them?

Thanks in advance.
re: Loose DA STI levergrz mnky
May 18, 2001 1:28 PM
You didn't say what year or give PN's, but that's OK. If the small levers are coming loose it *could* be that the little screws that connect the small levers to the big levrs are coming loose. It could also, be that they have fallen out (mine did that once). What matters is that you replace/tighten the screws ASAP. Once the thing gets loose enough and the internal springs jump of their catches you are screwed. The shifters will no longer work and your choices are to either buy new levers (you can get the sub assemblies and save some $$) or to rebuild them which is not for the faint of heart. Rebuilding the levers is very tricky and there isn't much info out on how to do it - add to that that there is only one special sequence that works and the fact that you can't buy the tiny parts and you have the all makings of a nightmare. If you've got any doubts get the bike to a good LBS and have their best mechanic look at it. This is one of those things where a little knowledge can be a really bad thing.

Sorry if I scared you, you may get lucky and find that there is another more simple cause, but you need to know the downside.