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    The Idler Domromer's Avatar
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    Rapid fire shifters

    I have a cable coming apart on my front derailuier shifter. Can anyone talk me tell me how to change the cable? I took the cover off and can't even see where the cable goes.

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    There's lots of variations. Try looking at where the cable goes into the shifter and try to imagine where it'd come out if you pushed it straight in. Look for a little hole or trap door in that area.

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    Needing a new cable or two is a great excuse to dump those RapidFire shifters for something that works decently.
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    Yes, those shifters can be tricky to get the cable out, but like Retro Grouch says, look carefully and you'll be able to find access to the end of the cable, get ahold of it, and pull it out. And once you've figured this out, feeding the new cable in shouldn't be a problem.........I have to respectfully disagree with John E regarding the negative comment about Rapidfire shifters; I've used thumb shifters, twist shifters, and several variations of Rapidfire on mtbs, as well as the new SRAM triggers, and IMHO the Rapidfire shifters are the smoothest and best I've used for the rigors of mountain biking, and very ergonomically designed. The five-year-old XT Rapidfire shifters I'm running on my current mtb are excellent, I honestly couldn't ask for more from a mtb shifting system. I haven't used the new integrated brake lever/shifter models, so I can't say about those-

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    Quote Originally Posted by well biked
    Yes, those shifters can be tricky to get the cable out, but like Retro Grouch says, look carefully and you'll be able to find access to the end of the cable, get ahold of it, and pull it out. And once you've figured this out, feeding the new cable in shouldn't be a problem.........I have to respectfully disagree with John E regarding the negative comment about Rapidfire shifters; I've used thumb shifters, twist shifters, and several variations of Rapidfire on mtbs, as well as the new SRAM triggers, and IMHO the Rapidfire shifters are the smoothest and best I've used for the rigors of mountain biking, and very ergonomically designed. The five-year-old XT Rapidfire shifters I'm running on my current mtb are excellent, I honestly couldn't ask for more from a mtb shifting system. I haven't used the new integrated brake lever/shifter models, so I can't say about those-
    +1, I vote for rapid fire too.
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    Quote Originally Posted by well biked
    I have to respectfully disagree with John E regarding the negative comment about Rapidfire shifters;
    Rapidfire rocks!

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    would the trap-door be on the bottom of the shifter or the top?

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