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    YAT-YAS devildogmech's Avatar
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    Need Advice on a cheap shifter...

    Hey all,

    My shifter for my rear derailer went on the blink again today... I got home and tore it appart, and the tension spring (see pic) was not strong enough to push the pawl past a little bit of gunk... I realy just need this bike to get me through this summer.... Any sudgestions on a replacement shifter... I like the click to shift kind... I've seen some used on E-bay, but am not sure what kind to get...Anyone know where I can just get a new spring???

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    What I have....


    And the problem...

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    Can't you just flush out the gunk?

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    I'm not sure you can just get a new spring as far as I know, but you can go ebaying for someone selling the same exact shifter "as is, for parts" for really cheap and cannibalize that one.
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    YAT-YAS devildogmech's Avatar
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    Its a two-fold problem... The grease from 1994 turned to sludge...and the spring is weak... I cleaned it up, but a weeks worth of riding gets enough gunk in there to make it sticky again.... Oh well... If I just have to clean it out every other week, its no big deal...

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    Low-end group components don't often show up on eBay, so set up a Favorite Search with e-mail notification and wait. Also try to determine what other shifters might work on the same bike and add them to the search.

    This is a friction shifter or index? How many speeds (cogs on the rear cassette)?
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    There are 7 gears on the rear cassette....

    I believe its index.... you click and it goes into gear.....

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    Got $30 for both shifters and cables?

    http://www.loosescrews.com/index.cgi...&id=9208408943

    Note that the Alivio shifts with thumb/index rather than Altus' thumb/thumb.

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    Oooh... Thanks!
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