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  1. #1
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    Gut 105 Left Shifter for 1X System

    I bought some cheap used 105 brifters and the left shift mechanism is broken...perfect for my 1X cyclocross build. My question is around gutting the left brifter to remove the broken shifter mechanism and the smaller lever with it. Has anyone done this? Iíve done quite a bit of searching and not really finding anything. Thanks in advance,

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    What the what???
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    Not with a 105, but I did it with a SRAM Apex shifter when I decided to go all-in on a 1X conversion.

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    I hadn't really thought about that; my cx bike is 1x9 with Ultegra, the left still has the internals, a little weight savings never hurts, but the 2nd/small lever doesn't bother me. Depending on your brakes; an old brake lever (or new) without the shifter internals should be pretty light and affordable, I've got some old 105SC levers that seem pretty light, - now I've got to consider using the left on my cx bike instead of the Ultegra...

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