Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4
  1. #1
    Junior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Location
    Northern Illinois
    My Bikes
    2008 Surly LHT, 1978 Trek 536, 1983 Trek 610, 1983 Trek 660, 1993 Bridgestone XO-1 1985 Raleigh Kodiak(FS)
    Posts
    19
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    Shimano 9sp barend shifters rebuildable?

    I have a set of 9sp Shimano barend shifters with issues. While in index mode, the rear shifter skips through the middle three gears. It feels like the notches (or whatever is inside there) are broken off. Is it possible to get a rebuild kit? It still works fine in friction mode , so I don't want to do any exploratory surgery until I have more info. Thanks

  2. #2
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2004
    Location
    boston, ma
    Posts
    2,825
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    sounds likes it is assembled wrong

  3. #3
    Asi
    Asi is offline
    Engineer Asi's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2010
    Location
    Bucharest, Romania, Europe
    My Bikes
    1989 Krapf (with Dura-ace) road bike, 1973 Sputnik (made by XB3) road bike , 1961 Peugeot fixed gear, 2010 Trek 4400
    Posts
    489
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It's an easy construction: http://techdocs.shimano.com/media/te...9830628723.pdf
    If you just remove the bolt, then slide the lever out, and check the #2 part for wear.. if it has broken parts, it's hard to repair it (but it can be done with epoxy, or lot's of other ideas even fabricating a mold to cast a new piece, but it's not a job for everyone) Safe thing is to replace that ring. Check the ratchet in the lever also.
    You can take a look without risk, but it's annoying to remove the cable, and then install it again, and readjust the RD ..

    I'd keep it in friction mode like a real man!

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    3,518
    Mentioned
    2 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    You should be able to easily see if the parts are worn.

    But, as reptilezs says, it could very well be assembled wrong. Have you recently removed the shifters and reinstalled them? Unless you remove and then reinstall in same gear position, they can go together wrong and give you that symptom.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •