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    Wrenching Oops - barend shifter removal fail

    Fitting an old Trek 520 for a different rider in the house I was going to put on wider handlebars. In removing the first barend shifter I couldn't believe how tightly it had been assembled. I tried so hard to loosen the interior mounting bolt that I stripped it. Then, on the other side, I realized that I should try to turn RIGHT to loosen the shifter. It was tight, but not that tight, so it came out fine... After continuing to maul the other one, I finally gave up and installed a parts bin spare on the new handlebar.

    Lesson: Barend shifters are removed by turning the mounting bolt to the right...
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    Quote Originally Posted by PdxMark View Post
    Fitting an old Trek 520 for a different rider in the house I was going to put on wider handlebars. In removing the first barend shifter I couldn't believe how tightly it had been assembled. I tried so hard to loosen the interior mounting bolt that I stripped it. then, on the other side, I realized that I should try to trun RIGHT to loosen the shifter. It was tight, but not that tight, so it came out fine... After continuing to maul the other one, I finall gave up and installed a parts bin spare on the new handlebar.

    Lesson: Barend shifters are removed by turning the mounting bolt to the right...
    ***if they're shimano***
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
    Smith&Wesson M&P 15-22
    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

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    You are correct sir!

    Then it can be interesting if you don't put them together correctly.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cxwrench View Post
    ***if they're shimano***
    Ahhhh... That's why I don't remember the lesson from the last time I worked on barend shifters....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Camilo View Post
    You are correct sir!

    Then it can be interesting if you don't put them together correctly.
    exactly...do NOT drop any bits or put them back together incorrectly...one of the biggest pains-in-the-butt ever!
    i work for some bike racers...
    2013 Trek Madone 5.9 w/ '12 SRAM Red
    2010 Cervelo T1 sprint bike
    Ruger 10-22TD
    Smith&Wesson M&P 15-22
    Smith&Wesson M&P 9
    oh, those belong in another forum

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