Join Date: Aug 2009
Location: Lanarkshire, Scotland
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Problems after front gear cable replacement
I'm cleaning up my old bike and noticed the gear cables were rusty and beginning to fray so I decided to replace them myself. All went well with the rear and it is working great however I can't seem to get the front working.
I followed the Park Tools guide to adjust the height and angle of the derailleur then connected the cable, making sure to leave some slack in it (as the chain was on the small cog). Then I adjusted the L srcew, again following the Park Tools guide.
However I couldn't change gear as the shifter simply springs back. So I tried loosening the cable but then I could shift as the cable was obviously too loose.
The bike is pretty old, mid 90s and the derailleur just has Shimano SIS on it. I added a couple of pictures but I'm not sure how much help they'll be.