How to Remove a Shimano Ultegra Brake Lever

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Removing a Shimano Ultegra brake lever requires removing the Shimano Integrated System shifter-brake combination. Shimano uses this system to combine the shifter and brake levers into one housing. These devices attach to the bicycle handlebars via a clamp with hex screws. The clamp band must be loosened and removed to take the lever off the bicycle handlebars.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Allen wrenches
  • Screwdriver

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  1. 1

    Set the bicycle in a work stand or against a wall. Locate the clamp band that surrounds the handlebars where the shifter pods attach. Unscrew the clamp band nut and remove.

  2. 2

    Remove the hard rubber casing surrounding the brake and shifter levers. Unscrew the brake cable nut and unthread the brake cable from the unit.

  3. 3

    Unscrew the derailleur cable and unthread from the shifter-lever pods.

  4. 4

    Unscrew the retaining nut from the brake lever-shifter pod to the mounting clamp and remove the levers from the bicycle.

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