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Online Tech manual for Shimano Ultegra?(14 posts)

Online Tech manual for Shimano Ultegra?DINOSAUR
Apr 29, 2002 7:21 AM
I need one that has detail. I was working on my bike yesterday and partially disassembled my 6500 front derailleur, I think I have it back together O.K., it seems to be hanging up. I'm unclear about one part. I should have taken a better look before I took it apart.

Thanks in advance
Shimano Europe websiteBipedZed
Apr 29, 2002 7:25 AM

Here's the pdf for the 6500 f der:
re: Online Tech manual for Shimano Ultegra?Jekyll
Apr 29, 2002 7:25 AM and follow the links to road racing and Ultegra. The site has exploded views and service info. Much better than the US Shimano site.
I need close up of cable attachment to f dDINOSAUR
Apr 29, 2002 8:00 AM
I don't see the part in question in any of the illustrations. A hex bolt that is not threaded all the way and appears to act as a guide. I took it out and had a heck of a time getting it back on. Then I determined that it was spring loaded. I have the cable attaching to the outside of the cable assembly but I can't see that this bolt serves any purpose when I am using the f.d. The cable is getting frayed as I've messed with it so much, and I hate to replace it as I have inner cable routing on my Klein.
My other option is to drive to my LBS and look at a Utegra bike...
I need close up of cable attachment to f dDougSloan
Apr 29, 2002 8:43 AM
Need front derailleur...NMDINOSAUR
Apr 29, 2002 9:05 AM
oops; try thisDougSloan
Apr 29, 2002 9:51 AM
Apr 29, 2002 10:35 AM

forgot thisDougSloan
Apr 29, 2002 10:37 AM
Apr 29, 2002 1:02 PM
I just spent the whole morning working in my garage on my @#$%****!!!! Klein. Part of my problem is I don't have a workstand and I really need a good tech dealers guide. I couldn't get it to change to the large chainring. I finally figured out I just need to take up the slack in the cable, and now it works like a champ. I guess the only way you learn is be willing to be patient and get your hands dirty.
You'd think a 60 year old guy would know how to work on his own bike.

Thanks for your help,
that'll do itDougSloan
Apr 29, 2002 1:59 PM
Yup, gotta get those cables tight.

Park cable pullers won't work for small sections of cable, plus they are a little awkward anyway. I have set of right angle needle nose pliers. They work great for this. Use the bend in pliers as a fulcrum to pull against while pulling the cable and tightening the screw. This gets it tight enough, but not too tight.

Also, always remember to click slifters all the way down first. If you don't, you may think you have the cable tight, but it won't be. Also, tighten the barrel adjusters almost all the way tight first, so you'll have plenty of adjustment room to take out the slack.

The best way to learn these things is just working on the bike, IMO. But, just after you've mastered something, they'll go and change the design, anyway.

that'll do itDINOSAUR
Apr 29, 2002 10:14 PM
Sure wish I would have had this info before I started on my little trek in my garage, it would have saved a lot of time. I printed out your message for info in the future. The little screw in question is the spring loaded cam screw for adjusting tension when shifting to the small chain ring. I didn't read all the instructions in the Zinn book. I guess men have problems with reading instructions. Now it all makes sense.

Thanks from me, too!Brooks
Apr 29, 2002 3:30 PM
I was a bit perplexed with index shifting (I still use friction on "old" bike") and wondered how to adjust the rear derailleur when it wanted to shift to next biggest cog in the middle of the cassette. I think I found what I wanted on the totalbike site. I'll try it out at home tonight.

Yep. Works likes a dream. Thanks again. nmBrooks
Apr 30, 2002 6:33 AM