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    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?

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    the side screw of the shifter was loose. this didn't let the shifter hold tension.

    problem solved

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    Junior Member ryan4116's Avatar
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    good news

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    Yeah, my old stem shifters always did that - I had to constantly twist the little wing-nut to maintain friction.

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