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Old 09-01-11, 12:19 AM   #1
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How do you remove these downtube Huret shifters?

I tried turning the "knob" left and right and it wont budge and I don't want to break the thing. Is there some special way to remove this?

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nothing unusual: just rotate CCW. Probably rusted tight so soak them with a penetrant, maybe tap the screwhead with a soft-face mallet, then unscrew.
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Thanks I'll try that out.
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I tried turning the "knob" left and right and it wont budge and I don't want to break the thing. Is there some special way to remove this?


Perhaps a pair of lockjaws padded with pieces of an old inner tube to turn the bolt ( instead of the bail ) if it's really seized.
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I think I'd try the responses you were already given in the order given.
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