Ultegra STI Triple Front Shifting Problem

Discussion in 'Cycling Equipment' started by David Patnaude, Apr 10, 2004.

  1. I had a bit of a mishap today at a training clinic doing a
    bike gladiator drill to get used to bumping in a group. As I
    was being forced from the circle I went down and some how
    went from the right side of the bike in front of me falling
    to the left and ended up with a spoke of his rear wheel
    wedged between the brake lever and small shift lever of my
    front brifter.

    Once we extracted the two bikes, I could not move either
    lever at all to shift. After fiddling this evening, it now
    shifts again, but not well.

    To shift from the large ring to the middle ring, I need to
    push the shift lever forward while pushing it to the right
    to down shift. If I don't push it forward, the two levers
    are jammed together and can't shift. Works well 9 out of 10
    times. Other times, need to fiddle to get it to shift. Not
    good in a racing/fast group ride situation.

    Shifting from small to large ring seems to be OK.

    Anything I can do to get this lever working more smoothly on
    this one downshift again?

    Brifters: Ultegra 9 spd Flight Deck. FD: Ultegra Triple RD:
    Ultegra 9 spd Triple Cranks: Shimano 105 Octalink Triple

    Thanks, Dave