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Old 01-18-07, 02:25 PM   #1
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integrated lever does not return to position

i have an old tiagra integrated brake/shifter lever that when i'm engaging/shifting gears, the lever does not return to its original position unless i manually guide it back into place. is there a fix to this or should
i start checking out ebay or c.l. for a replacement.
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Old 01-18-07, 03:03 PM   #2
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i have an old tiagra integrated brake/shifter lever that when i'm engaging/shifting gears, the lever does not return to its original position unless i manually guide it back into place. is there a fix to this or should
i start checking out ebay or c.l. for a replacement.
thaking you in advance.
Sounds like it's gunked up inside. some people have a method they like to use for cleaning out brifters and relubing them but I couldn't tell you off the top of my head. I think a search would help you out...
...Worst comes to worst you wasted a little bit of time and still have to replace them
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Old 01-18-07, 03:03 PM   #3
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Your cables need lubrication or replacement. Try dropping some oil down the housing to see if that helps, otherwise it may be time to change the inner or housing or both.
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Old 01-18-07, 03:23 PM   #4
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If the lever itself is not returning, it probably won't be cables. Try flushing and re-lubing the shifter. It's been talked about a number of times here recently, you can do a search for the info. If that doesn't help I'm afraid you'll need to replace.
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Squirt the heck out of the shifters with WD40. Do both while you're at it. I think it helps to take out the shift cables to do this. Squirt in the holes vacated by the cables. Work the shifters in between dousings. If the shifters don't shift without the cables in them put a cable in them without the housing and pull on the cable while you shift them. Take the cable out, douse again, etc. Sometimes this won't get the shifter working right away but they will work the next day after the lube has had a chance to do it's thing.
Also, do the same to the front derailleur. Squirt the heck out of all the pivot points. Work it by hand in between dousings. I've had front derailleurs so gunked up that it seemed like itwas a problem with the shifter but in reality was a problem with the derailleur.
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thanks for your replies i'll work on it this weekend
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Take off the cables and housings. I've had similar experiences where the shifter housing wires work their way through the caps and ferrules and get wedged with the cables.
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