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Adjusting STI Levers

Discussion in 'Bicycle Mechanics and Repairs' started by andharwheel, 6 Feb 2008.

  1. andharwheel

    andharwheel Senior Member

    Location:
    Frozen North
    Hi,
    A bit embarassed about this as I do all my own maintenace; but cant find the bolt which holds my 105 STI levers to the bars. One of them has slipped down and I need to adjust it and tighten the bolt. Any one know/got pics?
    regards
     
  2. gbb

    gbb Legendary Member

    Location:
    Peterborough
    Cant say for 105, but Sora, you pull back the rubber hood at the side and the screws revealed.
     
  3. Oldlegs

    Oldlegs Frogs are people too.

    Location:
    Norwich
    It's inside the STI unit quite a long way down and recessed so not easy to spot (on the side of the unit away from the bars). Fold back the rubber cover, pull the brake levers and shine a tourch in / fish about with an Allen key.
     
  4. 02GF74

    02GF74 Über Member

    with the older type lever, you need to release the cable at the brake calper end and pull the brake lever - this will create a gap trough wchih you can get an allen key to the bolt holding it on.

    from memory and wot ^^^ say, the new fangled STI may have a more user friendly arrangment.
     
  5. OP
    OP
    andharwheel

    andharwheel Senior Member

    Location:
    Frozen North
    Ah thats why I couldnt find it. The bikes about two years old. I never tried looking at the side.
    Thanks guys
     
  6. PatrickPending

    PatrickPending Veteran

    Location:
    Leicester
    as said above its under the rubber hood. Same for sora, 105 and dura ace (and probably the others too).
     
  7. rustychisel

    rustychisel Well-Known Member

    5mm Allen key (but you've found that out, haven't you?)
     
  8. Long end of an allen key, use the hole in the end of an adjustable spanner to give you extra leverage when you come to cinch it up.
     
  9. alecstilleyedye

    alecstilleyedye nothing in moderation Staff Member

    same with tiagra as well.
     
  10. Monst

    Monst New Member

    Location:
    The boonies
    Shimano web site for manuals?

    Do not overtighten!!!