Monday, June 15, 2009

How To: Remove Bar End Shifters

So I wanted to change over the handlebars from the stock Surly LHT ones to the Nitto Noodle bars - having never done this before I went searching on the internet. I found the advice of Michael Gagnon on the Surly Google forum very helpful but really wanted some pictures to go with it.

I didn't find any, but I have taken some pictures of my successful removal and replacing of the bar end shifters - to help anyone else out there like me who loves photos.

Step 1: Remove Bar Tape


Step 2
: Move Both Shifters to the Downward position


Step 3: Undo the Screw on the Shifter


Step 4: Remove the Shift Lever


Step 5: Loosen the Expanding Allen Bolt Inside the Bar (TURN CLOCK-WISE TO LOOSEN!!)


Step 6: Pull out the whole Mechanism



So... it's really quite easy and understandable that no one has bothered putting up step-by-step photos before!

8 comments:

  1. Brilliant, thanks very much. When you have no idea, the pix are really helpful.

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  2. Thank you very much, i was looking for a guide with pictures as word weren't helping me that much.

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  3. Thanks, the photos do make it really clear.

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  4. Simple, but incredibly helpful! Thank you for posting!

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  5. Just what I was looking for. Thanks.

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  6. Yup: This is exactly what I was looking for, too. Thanks for putting up the eminently clear description and photos. Now I can re-wrap my bars!

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  7. I am swapping out the Salas Bell Laps that came on my cross Check, and was wondering the same thing. Did the ratcheting mechanism/washers want to fall out when you did that ?

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