OK, first off i was riding thursday, CAAD 8 was doing great, shifting fine, everything I wanted it to do it did. On the return however, the bike would shift up to a harder gear but to a certain point, when, with about three gears left, the shift lever became "loose". By that, i mean it didn't have the click to shift the chain to a harder gear. I could force it by pulling on the cable and then letting it drop however.
Yesterday after work, I decided to take a look at it, pulled the rubber on the hood up, and noticed that the cable was frayed inside the hood. Obviously not good.
This morning, back at work (local bike shop, however I'm new), we pulled the shifter off the bike and took a real in depth look at it, and REALLY struggled getting the cable out. Eventually we did get it out, and initially the shifter indexed without the cable. However, when we put everything back on the bike, the shifter wouldn't index. We're afraid something may have popped loose in either pulling the cable out, or the reapplication of the shifter and the cable itself. If ANYONE has ever seen a problem like this, PLEASE put anything down that may help!!! I'm bikeless right now, and there's a good hilly 60 miler tomorrow i'm considering doing, if allowed.
My mechanic at the shop said that 105's aren't meant to be rebuilt...if that's the case I'll have to shuck out 108 dollars to get a new one that doesn't even match.