Broken Sram Rival Lever

Discuss light weight issues concerning road bikes & parts.
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Bregnhoj
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by Bregnhoj

As mentioned in my "My bikes"-topic (find link below), i suffered a setback on my latest build.

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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
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stella-azzurra
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by stella-azzurra

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.
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davidalone
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by davidalone

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.

Bregnhoj
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by Bregnhoj

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.
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stella-azzurra
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by stella-azzurra

If the SRAM shifters are repairable I would not think it would be much more difficult as repairing Campagnolo shifters.
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