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Plastic shifter cap thingy...(12 posts)

Plastic shifter cap thingy...Rom12_1
Mar 11, 2003 5:09 AM
Last ride I had the plastic cap off my 105 shifter/brake lever pop off, and unfortunately a pick up ran over it. Anyone know where I can get another one. Its the plastic piece just at the top of the shifter lever.
order through LBS; they'll order from shimano or QBP (~$10) nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 11, 2003 5:43 AM
Much cheaper than that.......$2 ???MR_GRUMPY
Mar 11, 2003 6:01 AM
ultegra cost me $10. am i gettin' fleeced? nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 11, 2003 6:08 AM
Yes.MR_GRUMPY
Mar 11, 2003 7:09 AM
I think that the shop cost is $1 or $2. that means the the shop should charge you $2 or $4 Max. If the shop doesn't order from Quality much, they might have added on the shipping cost.
that's good to know. thanks. nmJS Haiku Shop
Mar 11, 2003 7:13 AM
Yes.Heron Todd
Mar 11, 2003 8:28 AM
>I think that the shop cost is $1 or $2.

From the 2003 QBP catalog, the wholesale cost on the 105 and Ultegra caps ranges from $3.70 to $5.25 each depending on model.

Todd Kuzma
Heron Bicycles
Tullio's Big Dog Cyclery
LaSalle, IL 815-223-1776
http://www.heronbicycles.com
http://www.tullios.com
Yes, I remembered to put my pants on today.MR_GRUMPY
Mar 11, 2003 10:06 AM
I had to get some in late 2000, when I worked in a shop. I could swear that they were real cheap back then. But then again, I can't remember much of anything anymore.
Next thing you are going to say that milk isn't 99 cents a gal. anymore.
Sorry.
How did it come off? Dura Ace is screwed on. nmJuanmoretime
Mar 11, 2003 6:57 AM
screw loosens on earlier (>1-2 years ago) 105...JS Haiku Shop
Mar 11, 2003 7:02 AM
just through riding around. had this happen on two bikes on both hoods (both 105). never lost it, though--always was able to go back and find 'em. lucky.

my ultegra came off in a gravity check.
YesMR_GRUMPY
Mar 11, 2003 7:24 AM
Yes. Dura Ace caps are screwed into the body, but Ultegra and 105 caps snap onto a metal piece that screws onto the Ultegra and 105 body. That's why Ultegra levers sometimes make noise. The screw under the cap gets loose, and the cap rattles.
Thanks all...Rom12_1
Mar 11, 2003 9:48 AM
The piece started to rattle and loosen early in the ride, and I figured I could wait until I got home to fix it. As I was laboring up a hill the thing jumped off, so I couldn't stop right away. Turned around and came back to it and watched the truck run over it just as I was getting there. A bummer. I had one loosen last year, but fixed it b/f it flew off.