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    How to remove Shimano Shifters?

    I recently purchased new handlebars and i was wondering how to remove my shimano 105 shifters off of my old handlebars to transfer them to the new ones? I've looked everywhere online and its hard finding information on how to remove the shifter.

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    On the outside of the lever body right by the hood, you'll see an indentation... Pull away the hood and slide an Allen wrench in the groove...
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    .... loosen the allen screw a bit until the shifter slides freely. Don't unscrew it all the way because it's hard to get back together (the clamp bit, that is).

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    ...then do the opposite to put it on the new bars.

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    when i pull away the hood all i see is a screw in the general area of the protruding rubberish knob...
    am i not looking at the right place?

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    This should help.

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    thank you! that was an ordeal finding it....
    but now i have another problem... is there a such thing as peeling that indentation part back too hard? cuz now the hood is kinda baggy/loose near the top....

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    Quote Originally Posted by daivs_T
    thank you! that was an ordeal finding it....
    but now i have another problem... is there a such thing as peeling that indentation part back too hard? cuz now the hood is kinda baggy/loose near the top....
    You may have pulled the hood up and forward too much. Work it down and towards the rear, then give it time. It'll return to its former glory after a while.

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    cool. ONE last question lol.. do i have to remove the bartape to slide off the shifters?
    someone said that it be easy to not remove the allen screw completely...

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    yes. you have to remove the bar tape first
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    buy new tape too
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    Quote Originally Posted by tomk96
    buy new tape too
    Depends on the tape—glueless stuff can be reused many times. As to removing the Allen screw: don't, as said in post # 3.

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