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    Replaced Grip Shift, but now slipping between 8 and 6

    Howdy Mechanics!
    I just replaced the grip shifter on my bike (because my dog chewed the old one to hell... no seriously... that's what happened. LOL). After I replaced the shifter I went about adjusting stuff and I can't seem to get rid of this slipping gear from 8th to 6th.

    It's an 8 speed rear cassette, shimano capreo derailleur, and sram 8 speed MX grip shift (which is what I had before, except my old one was the MX Comp).

    Everything else is shifting fine, just this one slip. Any suggestions what might cause this or how to fix it?

    Thanks!
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    check your derailleur 's hanger ,it might be bent.
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    Senior Member Lalato's Avatar
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    Thanks for the tip.

    I just checked. It is not bent.

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    Stop letting your dog use your bike.

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    ok, check and make sure all housing is seated in their's stops , cable not hung up somewhere. the deraillur not bent ?
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    @Shimagnolo... will do! but she likes the plastic rubber bits on the old grip shifter. Go figure.

    @bikman715... Stops appear to be seated properly. There are no sharp bends in the cable... and no places I can see where the cable housing is being squeezed. I can go back and add a bit of tri-flow into the housing, just in case it needs it.

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    So you shift to the smallest cog, but it doesn't stay there and moves to the 3rd smallest cog?
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    yes triflo will help , if need or not. is the wheel straight in the dropouts ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets View Post
    So you shift to the smallest cog, but it doesn't stay there and moves to the 3rd smallest cog?
    Shift to the smallest cog (8th) just fine. Shift one gear down (7th), and it instead skips to 6th.

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    try readjusting the cable again, it might be to tight.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bikeman715 View Post
    try readjusting the cable again, it might be to tight.
    That was it. Cable was too tight. I unhooked it to give it the tiniest amount of slack, and then rehooked it. That was the difference. It's shifting a little rough, but at least it's hitting the 7th gear cog now. The rest should just be dialing it in.

    Thanks for your help! Very much appreciated.
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