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    Senior Member rb07's Avatar
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    Front shifting stopped on a new bike

    This morning I rode my new road bike into work for the first time and I realized that I couldn't shift from the large chainring. Looking at it on the side of the road, it seems the tension on the shifting cable is really high. The small shifting lever seems to move fine, but the large level will only move slightly and feels 'stuck'.

    This is the third (maybe fourth) time I've ridden the bike and the shifting worked on my last ride. I had the bike fitted on Monday, but I rode it that night and the shifting was fine.

    The bike: Specialized Allez Comp (double chainring), running all 105. I'm at work right now so I only have a multitool to really work with. I can make it home where I have more tools and a proper stand, just the hills become a little interesting

    The first thing I was going to do was release the cable at the FD, but I wanted advice first. Being that this is the first road bike I've owned/worked on that was made after 1980.

    Thanks!
    '07 Specialized Allez Comp | '08 Santa Cruz Superlight RXC | '08 Kona Jake the Snake | '70s Motobécane Grand Touring

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    If you are in the big ring, the large lever shouldn't move very far as that's the end of it's travel. The smaller inside lever is the one that downshifts from the big ring to the small ring.

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    Senior Member rb07's Avatar
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    Assign me the smart award of the day! Still getting used to these shifters (obviously) and I didn't press the lever far enough. Thanks!
    '07 Specialized Allez Comp | '08 Santa Cruz Superlight RXC | '08 Kona Jake the Snake | '70s Motobécane Grand Touring

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