Bicycle Mechanics - Changing Cables on Gripshift SRT 400
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02-19-10, 11:03 AM
I'm sure this is pretty simple but I can't get into the Gripshifts on my wife's Trek to change the cable. I can see what looks like a "trapdoor" on the inner side of the shifter but I can't get it to open. What is the trick before brute force results in an "oh, shouldn't a done that" elpisode? After I get it opened up, then what? Thanks in advance.
02-19-10, 11:38 AM
I volunteer at local Yellow Bike and when we get a bike with Grip Shift that needs work it gets replaced with thumb shifters.
I personally do not like them and find them not worth the bother of trying to fix.
Maybe I just have never put the effort into them required but our customers are better off with thumb shifters anyway.
We give a lot of bikes away to children that can't afford to buy one.
02-19-10, 01:11 PM
I think the SRT400 is similar to this one here: http://bicycletutor.com/grip-shift-cable/
02-19-10, 02:47 PM
Thank you, helicomatic. That was close enough to get me there. Some people don't like gripshifts, and I was leary of going to them at first. After riding with thumb shifters for 20+ years, I picked up a parts bike with MRX shifters on it. I tried them on my first commuter. Liked them. When I picked up my Trek 830 with the SRT400's on it, I loved them. They're sturdier. That was a requirement for the bike that I just rebuilt for my wife. Small frame, and Gripshifts. Now, to just get her out on it.
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