I am looking to replace my son's grip shifters with triggers - he just can't get enough torque to shift the front without stopping the bike and using two hands. He currently has SRAM Gripshifters and a Shimano F/D. Does anyone make a front trigger that is not a Triple? Two chainrings is all his bike's got and I am not up for replacing the crankset.
If he's using sram "gripshift".
Get Sram SX4 for the bike, not an ecellent shifter but a nice upgrade.They can be had for about $20-$35 on ebay. Adjusting the front derail will be a little tricky, but should be fine.
If he's using shimano "rotoshift" i'de have to search, never been that route. But would be a similar situation.
I'm just glad your not putting the 7yr old on a 26"
Might, find a crankset with 3 rings. That'de be slick 20"
is this a recent problem or has it been this way since you first bought the bike?
Got the bike used. I took the shifter apart and re-lubed. I also replaced a rotting Shimano f/d. I have yet to clean and lube the guides and the BB, but it is really hard to shift. Right shifter is fine. Very frustrating.