Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Pearland, Texas
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600 8S RD brifter questions
Hi All, Last week I disassembled the 600 FD brifter and it's repaired and fine... at the moment. I then discovered that the RD brifter, which worked fine a few days ago had locked up!
Not wanting to go through another disassembly, not to mention the RD shifter is bound to have more teeny, springy parts I have used aerosol brake cleaner followed by LPS1 to unlock the shifter. It's still a bit ratchety, but I'll relube with LPS2 and see if it improves.
Now to what I'm not sure is a problem. With the shifter fully relaxed in the small cog position there's a small piece blocking the hole where the shifter cable goes. I can move it with a small allen head wrench to install a shifter cable, but is this indicative that something else inside is broken? I'd hate to install the brifter and have a failure just a few hours later!
TIA for any help,