Bent shifters/brake levers

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goonz
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Bent shifters/brake levers

Postby goonz » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:26 pm

Just wanted to ask how best to straighten shifters/brake levers after a crash. My right shifter has had its fair number of whacks and is beginning to look a little war wounded.

How best to fix them without it costing me an arm and a leg?
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Re: Bent shifters/brake levers

Postby TheFD » Sun Mar 03, 2013 16:35 pm

Is it just bent in? Or is it actually bent? If just bent in - you need an allen key which the hole is hidden under the rubber of the hood and once loosened you can bend the whole hood in or out more.
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Re: Bent shifters/brake levers

Postby goonz » Sun Mar 03, 2013 17:12 pm

I think more just bent in than bent. Thanks will give it a go.
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Specialized Hardrock MTB for Lumps
Specialized Langster SS for Ease
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