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TBDSeattle
03-28-2013, 03:28 PM
Ever wanted to do it? Ever tried?

http://shimanostioverhaul.wordpress.com

Oregonic
03-28-2013, 03:57 PM
Is that your blog? Looks pretty cool, like something I'd try, but for fear of not getting things back together.

I wonder how different the 9 speed levers are, internally... If it's possible to get parts... and if parts are interchangable across models.

I've got a somewhat "sticky" set of 9 speed DA levers that I'd love to dig into. Also a working set of 9 speed 105's, that I could use for parts if needed.

Maybe I'll give it a shot this spring.

bfd
03-28-2013, 03:59 PM
Ever wanted to do it? Ever tried?

http://shimanostioverhaul.wordpress.com

Very nice write up! Here's another source for those interested:

http://www.norvil.net/pedal/service/shimanosti/index.php

Note, one of the biggest problems with rebuilding STI levers is that Shimano DOES NOT make any of the small parts available! On the other hand, Campagnolo does make small parts available, at least for most 1st gen (pointy hood) and 2nd gen (round hood) ergo shifters. Of course, parts are limited and I'm told that things like shifter disc are becoming harder to find/more expensive.

Thus, the only real option for Shimano is the scavenge parts from a broken STI lever. Good Luck!:eek::butt::mad:

katematt
03-28-2013, 04:17 PM
NFW

After 4 hours and many reruns of you tube videos for my buddies Chorus 10's I wouldn't go near this project.

The campy's turned out great, but shimano's are disposable from my standpoint.

Impressive however.

Ken Robb
03-28-2013, 04:56 PM
we have discussed this before and quite a few folks have had success freeing sticky Shimano brifters by shooting silicon lubricant or WD-40 in all the openings. While WD-40 isn't really a lubricant it does soften hardened grease in the mechanism and often returns full function.

Oregonic
03-28-2013, 05:00 PM
we have discussed this before and quite a few folks have had success freeing sticky Shimano brifters by shooting silicon lubricant or WD-40 in all the openings. While WD-40 isn't really a lubricant it does soften hardened grease in the mechanism and often returns full function.

I've used the WD-40 method for several CX seasons. It works okay, but they seem to get a bit stickier each year. Once they get stuck "for good", I may pull them apart just to see the internals. Maybe I'll get them back together... maybe not. But the above tutorials should be a big help either way.

LegendRider
03-28-2013, 05:10 PM
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shimano-STI-Shifter-Repair/137062087082?fref=ts

TBDSeattle
03-28-2013, 05:58 PM
Yes, it is my blog. A fun diversion while it was raining in Seattle. I don't really think that I will keep it up with constant posts, rater I wanted to try something new and difficult once and then move on. And I wanted to contribute something new to the bike lore online. I couldn't find any directions online so I made my own. Now I see that I could have looked harder!

I feel I am the master of 8 so but I want to give 9 and 10 speed a shot.

The sun has come out and I am posting this 25 miles from home at a brewpub!