NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
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If you got the front three to work, but the back won't budge, it sounds like you cable is rusted and seized in the housing.
The gear shifty thingy which pushes the chain over is called a derailleur. There are two. Front and Rear.
The levers at the handlebars are the shifters.
At the rear derailleur, there is a bolt that clamps down onto the cable. Loosen that. Then pull the cable out. If the plastic housing over the cable won't move freely it's rusted in place. Best to just replace it with a new one.
The guide at Park Tools is better than what I could describe to you.
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