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    Changing Cables on Gripshift SRT 400

    Hi all,
    I'm sure this is pretty simple but I can't get into the Gripshifts on my wife's Trek to change the cable. I can see what looks like a "trapdoor" on the inner side of the shifter but I can't get it to open. What is the trick before brute force results in an "oh, shouldn't a done that" elpisode? After I get it opened up, then what? Thanks in advance.

    Walt

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    I volunteer at local Yellow Bike and when we get a bike with Grip Shift that needs work it gets replaced with thumb shifters.
    I personally do not like them and find them not worth the bother of trying to fix.
    Maybe I just have never put the effort into them required but our customers are better off with thumb shifters anyway.
    We give a lot of bikes away to children that can't afford to buy one.
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    nice idea, poor execution
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    I think the SRT400 is similar to this one here: http://bicycletutor.com/grip-shift-cable/
    Kevin Duffy, Harris Cyclery, West Newton, MA.
    blog.harriscyclery.com

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    Thank you, helicomatic. That was close enough to get me there. Some people don't like gripshifts, and I was leary of going to them at first. After riding with thumb shifters for 20+ years, I picked up a parts bike with MRX shifters on it. I tried them on my first commuter. Liked them. When I picked up my Trek 830 with the SRT400's on it, I loved them. They're sturdier. That was a requirement for the bike that I just rebuilt for my wife. Small frame, and Gripshifts. Now, to just get her out on it.

    Walt

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