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    jmjbike
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    I ride for fun

    Hello,
    Marvin from Eden, Ga
    I ride a Trek 1220, 52-42-30 with a 7 speed 28-12 rear cog, RSX shifter that the left (front) shifter will not shift. I love the bike anyway. I also have a Fuji Newest with 52-42-30 and 9 speed rear cog that rides great but not like the Trek. I ride the Trek most of the time even with the broken shifter, but I am also in the flat lands with speed bumps being the largest hills around.
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    Hi Marvin,
    Have you tried cleaning your left shifter?
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    thompsonpost
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    May need a new cable and housing also.

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    Welcome Marvin. Cleaning the shifter means spraying the guts with something like WD40. Give it a good soaking and let it sit for a while -- maybe overnight to loosen the gunk.

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    Welcome! I also had a Trek 1220 and the right shifter stopped working. Flushed it out with carburetor cleaner, then re-lubed it, and it works fine now. Of course, before flushing it, I made the mistake of loosening that top hex bolt -- BIG MISTAKE!! Took about 3 hours to get that spring back in place.

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