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Old 05-30-14, 01:21 PM
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Originally Posted by Bob_ View Post
One more question: If both levers move when I'm only pushing on the small one, is that because the pawl of the small one is not catching on the ratchet cage? If so, I'll keep trying to clean it, and perhaps it will start to catch.
It might be because a pawl on the big lever is failing to disengage like it should. Corrosion of a pivot, broken spring, broken tooth... could be several things. I've managed to save some MTB shifters by giving them a good soak of oil then waiting for a day - or working the stuck pawls with a tiny screwdriver through the lever slot on the shifter. Don't think that's possible here though.
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