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  1. #1
    RoadBikeReview Member
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    Dec 2009

    Shimano 105 Shifters Adjustable?

    I just bought a 2005 Bianchi Imola on eBay and it came with Shimano 105 Shifters/Brakes. Though the frame fits me great, my hands are too small to comfortably reach the shifter/brake levers (I'm a woman btw). Going downhill is especially painful on the heels of my palms because I'm pulling so hard to brake and still don't feel like I have control. My last bike was a 30- or 40-year old Schwinn road bike so needless to say this style of combined shifters/brakes is new to me.

    I know on the Imola I can adjust the handlebars, so I'll try that, but I'm not sure if that'll help... Any other suggestions?

  2. #2
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    Jul 2009
    You should be able to purchase shims that can be used to adjust the lever reach. There are versions available for both 9-speed and 10-speed 105 shifters.

    See here:

    Specialized website --> components --> Brake Levers


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