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    Shimano C10 Shifter Question

    I have decided to pull the old bike down before it's too late! The shifter has two levers, a smaller black one on top and a grey one on the bottom. I assume ( I certainly don't remember!) that the balck one will shift more than one gear at a time? Or does one lever shift up and the other shift down. Feeling stupid !
    Thanks for any help!

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    One lever is for shifts into a higher (harder) gear, the other is for shifts into an easier hill climb gear.

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    Thanks - so one shifts up and the other down. Now I'll go pump up the tires!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy1125 View Post
    Thanks - so one shifts up and the other down. Now I'll go pump up the tires!
    Do a bit more than that- Oil the chain- take it for a quick spin and check the brakes and gears do work properly and while your at it- Check that the saddle will be comfortable. If it ain't -grease the butt aswell.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    Thanks for the info - saddle seems ok so far , even gave it a wash. Wish me luck.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sandy1125 View Post
    Thanks for the info - saddle seems ok so far , even gave it a wash. Wish me luck.
    Fatal washing the bike- They shrink in the wet. Unless you have a preshrunk one and then the saddle will not be ok.
    How long was I in the army? Five foot seven.


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    A fatal error already but I did think I should get the cobwebs off. This is an old bike so I am sure it has already done a lot of shrinking. Regardless I won't know the effects on the saddle for quite a while as my initial trips will be quite short. I'll keep you posted

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