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Old 05-23-19, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by dweenk View Post
I have a 1969 Armstrong with an AW hub and what I think is the original shifter. I've been messing around with it since I cleaned it up. The problem I have is that the shifter is reluctant to go from "N" to "3". Sometimes it shifts properly, and sometimes you have to wiggle the lever or force it into high. It always shifts down properly to "N" and "1". Just an hour ago I applied a liberal dose of Tri-Flo into the mechanism and took it for a couple of test rides. It may be marginally better, but not good enough yet.

I am using the original cable housings and new stainless steel internals for both brakes and shifter.

If you disconnect the shift cable does the lever bind? If so maybe you want to spray it full with something more aggressive than Triflow. Also like everyone says make sure the cable moves freely inside its housing.
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