Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Bikes: Old Trek roadie for commutes, Felt for road cycling, Lambo Tandem for fun!
The cold & integrated shifters??
So, got a good taste of the first cold today with a nice & chilly 44 deg morning (F).... Didn't think I needed gloves and I was very very wrong. Ha!
Anyways, my shifters (Shimano Integras on my Kona Kapu road bike) work really well, no problem, I keep them in tune, good to go. Today though, I noticed (and occasionally on a few other chilly mornings), the didn't want to shift. I twist it over, and had no resistance and no shifting.
If I twisted all the way, it would catch a little, then the next shift it would catch fine, then if I didn't shift for a while, it would "miss" again.
Is this the cold? Do I need to load up on a protective lube? What do you guys thinks?