Dude, as a last resort you just duct tape it, eh? (I'm being very friendly when I use the term dude, btw., some of you seem to take "dude" very badly.)
Hopefully you have a good relationship with your LBS mechanics, they'll be able to tell you - for free- whether it can be fixed, or whether you should just replace it. (If you've got the money I say just replace it, but, whatever.)
Anyhoo, good luck out there, dude!