Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 03-25-07, 08:39 PM   #1
ifoam
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Front Derailer Question

I have a Puch Odyessy Road Bike and I'm adjusting the front derailer. It's a suntour with stem mounted friction shifters. For some reason, when I pull down on the shifter to shift, it doesn't hold and the lever moves back to start position.

The rear derailer works great. If i pull the shifter down, it stays in place.

Any suggestions?
ifoam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-07, 09:16 PM   #2
ifoam
Junior Member
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Rio Grande Valley, Texas
Bikes:
Posts: 20
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
the side screw of the shifter was loose. this didn't let the shifter hold tension.

problem solved
ifoam is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-03-10, 09:36 PM   #3
ryan4116
Junior Member
 
ryan4116's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Boston, Ma
Bikes: Early 80s Puch Odyssey 25".
Posts: 7
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
good news
ryan4116 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-10, 03:46 AM   #4
TurbineBlade
Kid A
 
TurbineBlade's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Alexandria, VA
Bikes:
Posts: 1,778
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Yeah, my old stem shifters always did that - I had to constantly twist the little wing-nut to maintain friction.
TurbineBlade is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:16 PM.