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FYI Ultegra shifter cap rattle(5 posts)

FYI Ultegra shifter cap rattlepa rider
Feb 17, 2002 6:52 AM
I was looking for some info on shimano site and came across this FAQ and thought I would post it. Seems to be a regular topic on this site.

14) The caps on my Ultegra®, ST-6500/01 and 105 ST-5500 Dual Control (STI) Levers rattle. What can I do?

The lever cap rattling is due to a bracket coming loose, that the nameplate snaps into. Contact your local bicycle dealer, so they may obtain a replacement from Shimano®.

Thought I would share the info
re: FYI Ultegra shifter cap rattleDINOSAUR
Feb 17, 2002 7:52 AM
I tried to find replacement dust caps for my Ultegra levers and Shimano didn't have them in stock. Of course this was last summer and the parts might be available now. I just removed the dust caps. I thought it would look sort of funky, but the rattle is gone and it's easier to keep an eye on the little screws which secure the little levers, I had one fall off.

This is one reason my next bike will probably have Campy, the parts are rebuidable. That's one edge Campy has over Shimano.
re: FYI Ultegra shifter cap rattleLone Gunman
Feb 17, 2002 9:45 AM
I had this same conversation with the LBS store last summer. You can't rebuild chains or pivot points when they loosen up, this is not an anti campy thing, I think the fact you can replace a few parts in a worn shifter or derailer is over rated.
re: FYI Ultegra shifter cap rattleDINOSAUR
Feb 17, 2002 2:10 PM
What I'm looking at is a set of Ultegra STI levers that have seen their better days. They can't be rebuilt, you have to purchase the complete levers as a package. The Campy Ergo levers, from what I'm told, just have one spring that wears out and you can order the part from Campy.

Another delema facing me is I'm ordering a custom bike and I'm undecided on Chorus or Dura Ace. The Ultegra has actually been pretty much bullet proof, excluding the rattle in the dust cap, and I solved it by just taking the blankity blank things off.

Another thing is the Chorus less expensive than Dura Ace by around $200.00. The only thing stopping me from Chorus is the ten speed campy chain, but I've learned if you just don't install the perma link, it works fine.

Fun to worry about stuff like this, huh? I should have it so lucky..
re: FYI Ultegra shifter cap rattle Fix ITGW Rider
Feb 17, 2002 8:31 AM
http://www.chainreaction.com/noisystilevers.htm