The shifter on my old mt. bike will not shift the front gears. I don't feel any clicking in the shifter, but it does move the cable when I try to shift from the the small front sprocket to the larger ones. Could this just be slack in the cable, or do i need a new shifter?
86 RockHopper,2008 Specialized Globe. Both upgraded to 9 speeds.
You might describe the type of shifter you have.
Does the FDER move toward the larger ring and then move back when you let off the "lever"?
Sometimes, flushing with a solvent, like WD-40, will thin out the hardened grease and allow the pawls to engage (again).
Its an old Shimano Deore XL shifter for a seven speed drive train, it does move the fd toward the big chain ring and then goes back when let off the shifter. I will try the wd40 and see if that works. Thanks for your info.