Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: St Peters, Missouri
Bikes: Rans Rockst (Retro rocket) Rans Enduro Sport (Retro racket) Catrike 559, Merin Bear Valley (beater bike).
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Originally Posted by Eros
You should be able to just swap out the shifters assuming your cables/housings are in good nik.
Unfortunately it's seldom that simple.
The first thing to do is to examine where your shifters and brake levers clamp onto your handlebar. Frequently they share a clamp. That means that a shifter replacement will also require brake lever replacements. Trigger shifters require a longer hand grip so you'll have to buy new grips too.
The good news is that, if you buy brand new shifters and/or brake levers in the box, they will include new cables and housings too.
Now this may be the best news yet. Stick a screw driver under your bike's handgrips and shoot a little hair spray under there. The cheaper the hair spray the better. Aqua Net is perfect. Don't touch the grips for 12 hours and then go for a ride. Chances are that will fix your throttle grip problem.