One of my friends offered me a set of parts to upgrade my old road bike. The Shimano 600 STI 8 speed with cranks brakes chain new cables are all installed.
The Front Brifter is not shifting. It tightens the cable and the but it does not stay in place. Maybe I am doing something wrong? If I hold the cable in my hand it does not stay pulled in when I release the lever. There is no clicking or ratcheting going on. I have sprayed the heck out of with WD-40, pulled the cable all the way out and rethreaded the cable. I think it is not working but previous owner said it was working when removed. It is very clean but has been stored for years. Does the cable go straight through and out the side? I tried to read the directions making sure it is 'released' before putting cable in.
Got the Spinergy wheels on and took it for a nice ride today on the small chainring. The rear 8 speed shifts perfect.
Any other ideas?
pix of the old Roberts Criterium with it's 1981 set up on my blog.