Bicycle Mechanics - Grip Shif 2 Front Derailleur
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07-15-11, 08:23 PM
I'm rebuilding my Sram Grip**** 400, I can't get the shifter to twist properly. I can rotate the shifter clockwise fine, but I can't seem to get it to shift counter-clock wise. I can only install the spring in one direction so I'm not sure what I'm doing wrong :notamused: I'm replacing my cable and housing, and the shifter worked fine before I disassembled it. I realize there is on grease, I wanted the pictures to look good :) and adding grease didn't help. Any help would be appreciated.
07-15-11, 11:08 PM
Are you certain you have the spring in correctly? I'm not sure if this applies fro your model but check out the sketch on page 17.
07-16-11, 12:31 PM
When assembling a grip shifter, I prefer to sit the spring in the base of the shifter ( the opposite piece from your photo) and VERY GENTLY 'shake' the two pieces together with the cable fitted. Normally the shifter doesn't feel right till I have it attached to the bars with the cable under tension. A bit of trial and error will get it sitting properly. I have broken one of these before by being forceful and impatient, so be careful!
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