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Old August 3rd 03, 01:02 AM
Kevin
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Default How to install shifter cable on Ultegra brake/shift lever?

My rear derailer shifter cable broke at the front lever on a long ride
today. I bought a new cable and I have no idea of how to install the thing!
I'm fairly mechanically inclined so I want to learn how to do this. It's a
Ultegra brake/shifter lever. The shift cable inserts from the left side as
you are sitting on the bike. The local bike shop wants 10 bucks to install
these. Where can I find illustrated instructions on-line to replace it? I
have the very small printed info that came with the bike. They are
usless...

Thanks!

Kevin


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Old August 3rd 03, 05:14 PM
Harris
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"Kevin" wrote:

My rear derailer shifter cable broke at the front lever on a long ride
today. I bought a new cable and I have no idea of how to install the

thing!

It's an
Ultegra brake/shifter lever. The shift cable inserts from the left side as
you are sitting on the bike.


Actually, the new shift cable will be inserted from the right side side of
the lever.

See:
http://www.shimano-europe.com/cyclin..._pdf/6C80B.pdf

Or:

1) Press the small lever on your shifter several times.

2) Open the quick release lever on your rear brake.

3) Squeeze the right brake lever, and look into the RIGHT side to see how
the shift cable seats.

4) Push the broken cable through from the left while squeezing the brake
lever.

5) Push the new cable in from the right (route it through the shifter cable
housing, down tube stop, under the BB, and through the rear stop and housing
and into the derailler.

6) Note how the old cable is attached to the rear der, and attach the new
cable exactly the same.

Art Harris


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Old August 4th 03, 01:05 PM
Kevin
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Default How to install shifter cable on Ultegra brake/shift lever?

1) Press the small lever on your shifter several times.
2) Open the quick release lever on your rear brake.
3) Squeeze the right brake lever, and look into the RIGHT side to see how

the shift cable seats.

Art,

Thanks for the reply. I tried looking at how the cable was seated using
basically the first three steps you mentioned. My cable snapped off inside
the lever assembly and its laying flush. Although I could see the cable
laying inside the unit I could never see the end of it, where the end of the
cable would seat. I may have to try rotating the inside part so I can see
where the cable seats?

Anyway, I'll give it another try tonight.

Thanks!

Kevin

1) Press the small lever on your shifter several times.

2) Open the quick release lever on your rear brake.

3) Squeeze the right brake lever, and look into the RIGHT side to see how
the shift cable seats.



"Harris" wrote in message
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"Kevin" wrote:

My rear derailer shifter cable broke at the front lever on a long ride
today. I bought a new cable and I have no idea of how to install the

thing!

It's an
Ultegra brake/shifter lever. The shift cable inserts from the left side

as
you are sitting on the bike.


Actually, the new shift cable will be inserted from the right side side of
the lever.

See:

http://www.shimano-europe.com/cyclin...ervice_pdf/6C8
0B.pdf

Or:

1) Press the small lever on your shifter several times.

2) Open the quick release lever on your rear brake.

3) Squeeze the right brake lever, and look into the RIGHT side to see how
the shift cable seats.

4) Push the broken cable through from the left while squeezing the brake
lever.

5) Push the new cable in from the right (route it through the shifter

cable
housing, down tube stop, under the BB, and through the rear stop and

housing
and into the derailler.

6) Note how the old cable is attached to the rear der, and attach the new
cable exactly the same.

Art Harris




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Old August 4th 03, 04:34 PM
Rick Onanian
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Default How to install shifter cable on Ultegra brake/shift lever?

On Sat, 2 Aug 2003 20:02:53 -0400, Kevin
wrote:

these. Where can I find illustrated instructions on-line to replace it?
have the very small printed info that came with the bike. They are
usless...


http://www.parktool.com/repair_help/lever.shtml
might help. Good luck.

Thanks!

Kevin

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Rick Onanian
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Old August 4th 03, 07:23 PM
Art Harris
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Default How to install shifter cable on Ultegra brake/shift lever?

"Kevin" wrote:
Thanks for the reply. I tried looking at how the cable was seated using
basically the first three steps you mentioned. My cable snapped off inside
the lever assembly and its laying flush. Although I could see the cable
laying inside the unit I could never see the end of it, where the end of the
cable would seat. I may have to try rotating the inside part so I can see
where the cable seats?


The little "barrel" on the end of the cable seats in a hole on the
right (outboard) side of the lever. You can only see this when the
brake lever is squeezed. It's directly opposite the spot on the left
where the housing connects to the lever.

If you tilt the bike over to the right, gravity might cause the broken
cable end to fall out or at least protrude enough that you could grab
it with needle nose pliers. Be very careful not to get pieces of the
broken cable jammed inside the lever assembly.

Art Harris
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Old August 5th 03, 05:37 PM
Kevin
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Default How to install shifter cable on Ultegra brake/shift lever?

I finally got the cable replaced. It took about an hour. It wasn't until I
was able to pry out the old cable that I could understand how the drum
ratcheted into proper position to insert the new cable. I replaced the
shifter cable for the front derailleur as well. It's a whole lot easier when
the original cable isn't busted inside!

Thanks for all the replys. I would have had the bike shop do it without the
help!

Kevin

"Kevin" wrote in message
...
My rear derailer shifter cable broke at the front lever on a long ride
today. I bought a new cable and I have no idea of how to install the

thing!
I'm fairly mechanically inclined so I want to learn how to do this. It's

a
Ultegra brake/shifter lever. The shift cable inserts from the left side as
you are sitting on the bike. The local bike shop wants 10 bucks to

install
these. Where can I find illustrated instructions on-line to replace it?

I
have the very small printed info that came with the bike. They are
usless...

Thanks!

Kevin




 




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