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#1
Hi,

First post, seems like a great forum.

I took a spill yesterday and knocked my right brake/shifter and the housing out of alignment with my drop-down handlebar on my Canondale T800.

Since impact caused it to shift, I thought I could knock it back into place with a few prodding whacks of a hammer. That does not seem to have any effect however, and I'm worried I will crack the plastic in the housing.

I've taken a few photos--any suggestions on what I should do?

Thanks!
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#2
loosen the screw that tightens the clamp, align it, and tighten the screw.

the clamp is the thin metal band that wraps around the handle bar. The screw is either accessed from the side; or through the lever when you fully engage the brake. You may have to disconnect the cable from the brake for the lever to move far enough to access the screw.
Nigel
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#3
Great, thanks. I knew I had to find a way to loosen the clamp, but I didn't know to look behind the lever. I will give that a try.


(03-13-2012, 02:18 AM)nfmisso Wrote:  loosen the screw that tightens the clamp, align it, and tighten the screw.

the clamp is the thin metal band that wraps around the handle bar. The screw is either accessed from the side; or through the lever when you fully engage the brake. You may have to disconnect the cable from the brake for the lever to move far enough to access the screw.
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