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Was there a recall/bulletin WRT Ultegra Shifters/(11 posts)

Was there a recall/bulletin WRT Ultegra Shifters/jose_Tex_mex
Jun 14, 2002 9:48 AM
All,
I remember somewhere on-line I saw a notice (maybe not as formal as a recall) advising owners of 9speed Ultegra shifters they could take the Shifters to the dealer due to rattling. They gave model numbers. Ofcourse at the time mine were fine. Now that they make a little noise I cannot find the source.
Any help?
re: Was there a recall/bulletin WRT Ultegra Shifters/curlybike
Jun 14, 2002 10:00 AM
Look on the back of the levers, there is a small phillips screw that gets loose and falls out. Make sure that it is tight.
my campy left shifter is rattling?ishmael
Jun 14, 2002 10:51 AM
anyone has had the same problem
Didn't you post this a few weeks ago?Kerry
Jun 14, 2002 4:57 PM
And the advice then (as now) was to check for the little rubber bumper in the "back side" of the brake lever. This is there so that when the "up shift" lever vibrates and hits the brake lever, it makes no noise.
noishmael
Jun 14, 2002 6:39 PM
and its not the bumper its internal
sorry - how do you know it is internal?Kerry
Jun 15, 2002 5:12 PM
It's hard to understand how something could have come loose inside enough to rattle and still have the thing working. How can you tell the noise is internal? When you go over a bump that would cause a rattle, lightly press on the shift and brake levers with your fingers - just enough to deflect them. If the noise goes away, then it's the levers. If not, then you might want to pull the lever and start looking for things coming loose.
re: Was there a recall/bulletin WRT Ultegra ShiftersHBPat
Jun 14, 2002 2:14 PM
The plastic cap above the lever is what was usually causing the rattling sound. It wasn't a warranty issue but they did change to ally for the next production run.

You can try putting a piece of Scotch tape across it and that usually eliminates the sound, although it might not be aesthetically pleasing to everyone.
re: Was there a recall/bulletin WRT Ultegra Shiftersbic
Jun 14, 2002 4:25 PM
Check http://www.chainreaction.com for a link explaining the fix.
link exactlysievers11
Jun 14, 2002 7:23 PM
http://www.chainreaction.com/noisystilevers.htm
THANKS - But if you break the nameplate see the post belowjose_Tex_mex
Jun 15, 2002 2:49 PM
Sievers,
Thanks a lot for the link - the pictures helped a lot. If you do happen to break the nameplate (or have scratched ones) Shimano will give you new ones (via dealer). Check my link below.
JTM
I think I found the link - not a recall, name plate replacementjose_Tex_mex
Jun 14, 2002 7:28 PM
Here's the word from Shimano - a good old google search found it. My only question is what the heck is the nameplate?

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®.

source
http://bike.shimano.com/Services/faq.asp#14