ST-EF500 is an upgraded version of ST-EF51, more visible optical gear display
Module: Shimano Altus ST-EF500 3X7 Shifter Brake Lever
1.Daily Maintenance: Wipe the shifter. Use a clean, soft cloth to wipe the thumb shifter, FD and RD surface, remove the dirt and grease weekly or every 200 kilometers.
2.Regular Lubrication Maintenance: Each 3000-5000 km or after riding on a rain and snow weather.
Dip in with the brush of kerosene to scrub them,after that,wipe up the kerosene with cotton cloth.
Then drip the lubricating oil into each transmission shaft point.Tension wheel and guide wheel can be washed with kerosene after remove.
Next, install them after pinning butter within the shaft of tension wheel and the guide wheel.
Mountain bike maintenance is very important, hope these metheds can make some difference!
Questions & Answers:
1.Can the lever and shifter be seperated?
No, it's all one piece.
2.Does it come with cables and housing?
Comes with the shifter cables only.No brake or shifter housing included.
3.The right shifter did not come with a barrel adjuster. Missing something?
Most rear derailleurs come with the adjustment at the rear end, you need to adjust on the front end at the left shifter.
4.Does this shifter come with the brake cables as well or just the gear?
Just the gear and only one side has a barrel adjuster. This is normal for these shifters.
5.Does this shifter have original package?
This is 100% Shimano brand, no original package.
6.Is this shifter/brake level combo set work on my trek road bike?
In general, trek road bike has only two front gears, if so, it will not work.