HOT: Active* forum members generally gain 5% discount at starbike.com store!
Weight Weenies
* FAQ    * Search    * Trending Topics
* Login   * Register
HOME Listings Articles FAQ Contact About




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Broken Sram Rival Lever
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:52 pm
Posts: 72
Location: Vejle, Denmark
As mentioned in my "My bikes"-topic (find link below), i suffered a setback on my latest build.

For illustration purposes:

Image

This is how i looks. I honestly have a hard time explaining it in english, so.

This it fixable or will i have to invest in a new lever? I have an old lever lying around where the shift paddle is broken, but the inside is good. So could i just replace the white cable carrier?

_________________
My bikes incl. De Rosa Superking and Cervelo R3
Twitter & Instagram - @mathiasbregnhoj


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject: Broken Sram Rival Lever
Posted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:11 pm 
  • .00 € (including 19% VAT)
  • 0 components


Top
  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 2:56 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:35 am
Posts: 5020
Location: New York
So this is the part that holds the cable? If you can get a new part and rebuild it then do that.
If not then replace the body with the paddle of your broken shifter.
I think it's pretty lame to use plastic to hold a shifter cable that get pulled thousands of times.
Maybe cast aluminum would have been better.

_________________
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 4:09 pm 
Offline

Joined: Fri Feb 10, 2012 4:27 pm
Posts: 300
I tried repairing my broken rival shifter once. even though it is 'theoretically' rebuildable, you need a watchmakers skill to do so. unless you have a very steady hand I'd say it isnt worth the effort.

after taking apart various parts you'll realise that sram makes some compromises for that light weight. long term durability and robustness is one of them.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:35 pm 
Offline

Joined: Thu Aug 08, 2013 5:52 pm
Posts: 72
Location: Vejle, Denmark
Worst part is, that it's almost brand new.

I just sent it to the danish distributor for a replacement of the cable carrier or a replacement of the lever if they're not able to fix it.

_________________
My bikes incl. De Rosa Superking and Cervelo R3
Twitter & Instagram - @mathiasbregnhoj


Last edited by Bregnhoj on Tue Oct 29, 2013 7:29 pm, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Tue Oct 29, 2013 5:43 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jan 23, 2006 6:35 am
Posts: 5020
Location: New York
If the SRAM shifters are repairable I would not think it would be much more difficult as repairing Campagnolo shifters.

_________________
I never took drugs to improve my performance at any time. I will be willing to stick my finger into a polygraph test if anyone with big media pull wants to take issue. If you buy a signed poster now it will not be tarnished later. --Graeme Obree


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 5 posts ] 


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: bigpab and 35 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

   Similar Topics   Author   Replies   Views   Last post 
There are no new unread posts for this topic. Newbie Question - SRAM Rival

in Road

Trow

5

648

Sun Jun 22, 2014 6:03 pm

btompkins0112 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. SRAM Rival Front Derailleur Question

in Road

tominator

1

207

Sat Jun 14, 2014 12:15 am

Getter View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Sram quietly upgrades Apex and Rival chainrings?

in Road

athletic91

2

587

Tue Mar 18, 2014 3:58 pm

athletic91 View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Attachment(s) Broken right SRAM Force shifter - IS IT REPAREABLE?

[ Go to page: 1, 2 ]

in Road

majklnajt

20

983

Tue Aug 05, 2014 7:38 am

majklnajt View the latest post

There are no new unread posts for this topic. Adjusting Lever Stroke on Di2 9070

in Road

MNX1024

6

316

Fri Aug 01, 2014 7:23 pm

MNX1024 View the latest post


It is currently Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:59 am

All times are UTC + 1 hour




Advertising   –  FAQ   –  Contact   –  Convert   –  About

© Weight Weenies 2000-2013
hosted by starbike.com


How to get rid of these ads? Just register!


Powered by phpBB