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Broken bar end shifter?

Posted: 6 Apr 2010, 10:57am
by aide555
Hi all,

Looking for a bit of advice on my bar end shifters that I’ve got on my Dawes Galaxy. For the last couple of weeks the indexing has become a little “hit and miss”. I originally put this down to my grubby chain and/or sticky cable but on closer inspection there’s a little plastic ring that has broken. I’ve now switched them to “friction” mode (I quite like this it takes me back to my youth!) but I’ve got a few questions:
• Is this a common fault with these and if so is there anything I can do to prevent this happening in the future
• Is it OK to carry on using the shifter on friction mode or will it explode into a million pieces

As always many thanks for your help

Re: Broken bar end shifter?

Posted: 6 Apr 2010, 8:51pm
I can't answer your question but when I broke a bolt on my bar end shifters, I managed to get the individual spare part from Petra Cycles . No connection to them, and I had to wait while for it to come in stock but much better than buying the whole bar end lever. V rare now!

Re: Broken bar end shifter?

Posted: 6 Apr 2010, 8:52pm
NB I mean very rare to be able to buy the piece rather than the whole unit :)

Re: Broken bar end shifter?

Posted: 7 Apr 2010, 12:14pm
by random37
I've never, ever heard of a barend shifter collapsing.

It could come loose though.