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    touchy shifter

    I've been noticing lately that on my Cannondale Trail 5, if I brush my thumb against the shifter lever it will almost always change gears. Is there any adjustment on this?

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    That's like the guy who goes to the doctor and says his arm hurts every time he twists his wrist. Solution ---"don't wist your wrist".

    Depending on your shifter, this may be a sign on non-fixable wear, or a simple adjustment. If you provide specifics, you'll get a specific answer, instead of old jokes.
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