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Just a quick question, the main lever support on my rear shifter has disintegrated and is falling off, the plastic looks like it has been sitting in the sun and is breaking apart. I usually keep my bike out of the sun when not ridden, and its a part hidden under the shifter lever. The problem is i cant seem to find a spare part and the bike shops look at me confused when i ask. And say shimano dont stock spare parts for shifters and i will have to buy a new set which is about $350 dollars. Its a plastic part about the size of my thumb, i dont want to buy a whole new lever
Does anyone know if this is replaceable or if there is another option (apart from upgrading to di2 which the wife has put a stop to)
These sorts of parts do occasionally come up on fleaBay
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Which series shifters?
Shimano doesnt have spares, so best bet is to find a broken shifter like above for spares. Or buy a new pair of shifters. Id be interested in your old levers if you decide to upgrade/replace.
Email sent to shimano, interesting to see if i get a reply. just let them know i will upgrade to a new groupset (SRAM) if it means buying a whole new set of levers (one broken buy 2 option ). I wouldnt be so annoyed if it was a total breakage due to a fault of mine, but for a bit of plastic (probably worth 2cents) to perish and fall off in a $400 shifter is pretty crap IMHO.
SRAM/Avid are much better with this. For example, you can get seal rebuild kits for their Avid hydraulic brakes. Shimano? Ha!
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Would you mind giving us the contact address you sent your email to at Shimano? I tried to contact them using their corporate site email a couple of times and I ever receive an answer.
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