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Old 05-09-08, 12:51 PM   #1
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Noob trying to resurect my old ride !

Hi,

Im trying to get my old bike back in a working state so I can get back into biking

Its a Claud Butler that I originally got in about '95, its running an Acera X groupset (old hat back then I think) but im hoping that it will do me a few months, if im getting back into bikes then i'll buy a better bike.

I did have a GT Avalance that was top notch back in about '97 but I sold it when I got my first car

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Currently having a few problems with the shifter for the crank, pretty much doesn't want to do anything other than shift up once then its dead ? I've stripped it, cleaned it and tried various ways of setting it up but still the same issue, only way I can get it to shift down is by pulling on the cable ?

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Any idea what this could be? Should I just replace the shifters as a set of 7 speed shifters seem pretty cheap on ebay?
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Old 05-09-08, 12:54 PM   #2
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1) Blast them out with WD-40
2) When they still don't work, toss and replace.
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Old 05-09-08, 12:58 PM   #3
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1) Blast them out with WD-40
2) When they still don't work, toss and replace.
Done the WD things, the 7 speed shifter was also dead but I got that working !

Looks like its time to chuck then !
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Don't dump them yet. I picked up an old MTB for my youngest and the front shifter was dead. Shot lots of WD40 into it to no avail. Finally started manipulating the pawls with a screwdriver. Alternated between moving them and spraying them with more WD40. Just work on each one till it moves freely then on to the next. Got it working smoothly.
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Single speed.
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Nice pics, btw.
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