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interceptor 05-22-05 02:24 PM

New bike...can't shift gears.
 
I just got a 24 speed with a Shimano Sora Flightdeck Triple. The chain is on the lowest front and rear sprockets. I press down on the buttons but nothing is happening. What am I doing wrong?
Thanks

slvoid 05-22-05 02:32 PM

With Sora shifters, on your right shifter, the brake lever moves you to a larger rear sprocket. The thumb lever moves you to a smaller rear sprocket.
On the left shifter, the brake lever moves you to a larger front sprocket and the thumb lever moves you to a smaller front sprocket.

You're either at the extremes and can't shift anymore or you're not pedaling, in which case it won't do anything when you try to shift.

khuon 05-22-05 02:36 PM

There was another recent thread on this subject. I also noticed your post about your attempts to inflate your presta valve tyres. Did you happen to get the bike from a bikeshop? If so then you might want to go back to them to have them show you how to operate some of your components.

interceptor 05-22-05 02:36 PM

I am not understanding...you have to apply the brake to get it to shift?

Raiyn 05-22-05 02:48 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by interceptor
I am not understanding...you have to apply the brake to get it to shift?

No. Go to a shop tomorrow and have them show you.
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interceptor 05-22-05 03:37 PM

GOT IT !!! Went to the thread.....brake levers have to be turned inwards to shift......DOH!!

Thanks all!


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