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    replacing SRAM twist shift cable !

    before i lose all sanity, can anyone help ?
    SRAM X-7 nine speed twist shift gear changer, i need to change the cable, but just cant see how !
    its got the lil rubber door, but i cant wiggle anything out, depsite it saying `easy change` !
    google not being entirely helpful, so any one here have any experience !
    cheers !

    (there is no emoticon which describes my current frustration !)

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    It's not hard. Once you flip up that little rubber piece take a very small screwdriver and push down on a small plastic piece the holds the cable end in place and the cable should push out towards you, if you still have a problem PM me and I will send you a quick video from my iphone

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    thanks for the prompt reply mate !
    nope...no 'kin chance, just aint happenin' !
    managed to strip it down, changed cable and get it back together, still not the right way to do it, but !
    cheers for the help !

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    Quote Originally Posted by sscyco View Post
    yup, thats the old style, which is what i did, but not how you are sipposed to be able to do with this new shifter !
    there's a little rubber door you open, and supposedly slide cable out from there.....which were'nt happin' !
    but thanks anyway mate !

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    When you pull the rubber piece down, do you see the silver knob on the end of the cable?


    On the new shifter you have to be in 9 on the back or L for the front or you cant see it. I don't know how to post a picture only a link to a pict.

    Does it look like this

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    ^^^^^ dang it worked!

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    cheers john, yup, i could see the nipple, but there was no way i could get it out !
    like i say, i did it the old way, took out the retaining clip inside the barrel, moved the twist away from the body, and managed to get it out like that !
    ...and back again, lol, works ok now, on the bike and working well !

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