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    Right Shifter Acting Weird

    My Ultegra (6510) right shifter is acting weird when it gets cold. When it's cooler out, it occasionally doesn't want to engage when I shift to an easier gear. I run a 12-23 and it usually happens on the 14-16 cogs.

    For example, when I go to push the big level in to shift from 14 to 15, sometimes I feel nothing. It just moves totally to the left, but doesn't pull on the cable to move the rear der to 15. I would release the lever and try again and then it would enage and moves the rear der. This only happens when it's cooler out. It also usually happens after I down shift first, like when I go from 16 to 15 or 15 to 14 and try to shift back up to the 15 or 16.

    Does anybody know what I need to do to fix this? It's really annoying, especially when I climbing. Do I need to buy a new right shifter?

    I described this to my LBS and they didn't know what to do. They said the heard of it before, but don't what the cause is. Atleast I'm not the only one experiencing this.

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    Carfree Retro Grouch hayneda's Avatar
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    Turn the bike upside down and run some THIN oil in the mechanism. Sounds like it's gotten a little gummy inside. If it's really bad, you might try using a solvent to flush it first, then follow up after it drys with some thin oil.

    Dave
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    Thanks Dave. I'll give it a try tonight.

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    I had a similar problem with my Sora rear mech in the winter, and a good clean fixed it.

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    One fairly clean solvent to use, if you need to, is silicone spray lubricant, which is found at auto-parts stores.

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