GUIDE: Repairing Shimano 105(5500) STI Levers

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Re: GUIDE: Repairing Shimano 105(5500) STI Levers

Postby QuangVuong » Wed Jul 03, 2013 5:27 pm

600 guide is up!
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Look out for a 5600 series guide soon!
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Re: GUIDE: Repairing Shimano 105(5500) STI Levers

Postby Scrouchy123 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:38 am

Hi All, My first post - great thread this. Quang Vuong - How did you get the 105 levers so polished up, what did you use / how did you get them so clean - electric polisher? or just elbow grease, a rag and chrome cleaner??
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Re: GUIDE: Repairing Shimano 105(5500) STI Levers

Postby QuangVuong » Mon Jan 13, 2014 3:58 pm

All polished by hand. I usually polish the lever when it is dismantled from the rest of the body. I get some 240 or 400 grit paper and sand down the anodising, then work my way up to 1200 or 2000 grit papers. After that I clamp it and get some Autosol and a rag and begin polishing. You can check out a video of this in my Centurion Carbon R thread.
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Re: GUIDE: Repairing Shimano 105(5500) STI Levers

Postby maDKient » Thu Feb 27, 2014 11:38 am

Mate come over and help me clean up my bike too.
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Re: GUIDE: Repairing Shimano 105(5500) STI Levers

Postby mark field » Mon Mar 03, 2014 10:38 pm

QuangVuong wrote:That would be useful for everyone.

And I would be able to do a more indepth one for the next shifters(most likely if someone needs a repair). This time around it was quite explorative and ai didn't really take pics of every single step.


i think you have done a superb job, only problem is im now going to have to search ebay so i get my hands on a set and put your guide to good use. im feeling the restoring bug again. thanks for your effort, it is very much appreciated.
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Re: GUIDE: Repairing Shimano 105(5500) STI Levers

Postby RonK » Tue Mar 04, 2014 9:34 am

Spotted this Shimano techdoc which may be useful. It covers installation and maintenance of ST-6510, ST-5500-CA, ST-5510 and ST-R600 levers.
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Re: GUIDE: Repairing Shimano 105(5500) STI Levers

Postby PomBike » Thu Apr 03, 2014 6:15 am

RonK wrote:Spotted this Shimano techdoc which may be useful. It covers installation and maintenance of ST-6510, ST-5500-CA, ST-5510 and ST-R600 levers. www.d2ride.co.uk


Useful, thanks...
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