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My Shimano 6700 Ultegra Shifter will not shift up

Old 07-06-15, 07:40 PM
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My Shimano 6700 Ultegra Shifter will not shift up

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I have a problem with my 6700 right shifter, it will not shift up. Here is a YouTube filmed by someone who has exactly the same issue I am having: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-Yzp2Hn9o
I shot the shifter with degreaser and WD40, but still no luck. I think some spring or something may have dropped out of it. Is this fixable? Or do I need to buy a new shifter?

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Is there a reason you chose not to post this on the Bicycle Mechanics forum where the experts hangout?
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Insufficient info. Did the cable break? That's the usual problem. But can't tell.
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You need a new bike...an aero one made of carbon.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Is there a reason you chose not to post this on the Bicycle Mechanics forum where the experts hangout?
Being new on the forum, it's possible he didn't know exactly where to post his question. So instead of giving the guy a break because he is new you post a response like that****************************************? I fail to understand your reasoning.

If you knew the answer to his question you should have told him and then politely directed him to the proper forum for future mechanical questions.
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Ok, I can't remember it now so I'll rely on somebody here, but they aren't totally unserviceable.

There's a place that's been linked here before that does brifter repair. I *think* they'll even send you a replacement in swap for yours in lieu of waiting for yours to be repaired but whatever the case, they can be repaired.
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Every mechanic i talked to when I had that problem said they weren't worth servicing because of how ridiculously involved they are to fix. Luckily for me the WD-40 worked though.
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Originally Posted by vstevenson
I have a problem with my 6700 right shifter, it will not shift up. Here is a YouTube filmed by someone who has exactly the same issue I am having: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-Yzp2Hn9o
I shot the shifter with degreaser and WD40, but still no luck. I think some spring or something may have dropped out of it. Is this fixable? Or do I need to buy a new shifter?
If this what happened, you're probably screwed. Your best hope is that something is jamming it or the head on the cable is partially pulled off. The first problem can be fixed by messing around, the second by replacing the cable. You won't be able to take the shift mechanism apart and get it back together. However, there's no harm in trying once you've exhausted other options since it's not like you're risking anything.
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Originally Posted by vstevenson
Hi all,

I have a problem with my 6700 right shifter, it will not shift up. Here is a YouTube filmed by someone who has exactly the same issue I am having: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wr-Yzp2Hn9o
I shot the shifter with degreaser and WD40, but still no luck. I think some spring or something may have dropped out of it. Is this fixable? Or do I need to buy a new shifter?

Thanks
Probably frayed cable inside shifter. Take it to the mechanic to check it out.
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Being new on the forum, it's possible he didn't know exactly where to post his question. So instead of giving the guy a break because he is new you post a response like that****************************************? I fail to understand your reasoning.

If you knew the answer to his question you should have told him and then politely directed him to the proper forum for future mechanical questions.
If I knew the answer to his question, I would have told him. What I know is where to find the answer. And now he does too.

Could I have been more polite. Sure, but DSFDF. One thing you can count on, he won't forget for next time. And that was, after all, my intention.

People do this all the time, and the moderators seldom move posts like this to where they belong. My post was as much directed to all the folks who should know better as to the OP.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
People do this all the time, and the moderators seldom move posts like this to where they belong. My post was as much directed to all the folks who should know better as to the OP.
Is there a reason you chose not to click "report" and ask a moderator to move it ?

Moderators often move posts when they are asked.
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Is there a reason you chose not to click "report" and ask a moderator to move it ?

Moderators often move posts when they are asked.
Absolutely. It appears to be acceptable to post mechanical questions on the 41. No reason to report it as if it were offensive or the like. Ultimately that is a choice by the OP. I just thought he should know the best place to get an answer to his question and took a rsther brusque approach to making my point. No harm, no foul.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
Absolutely. It appears to be acceptable to post mechanical questions on the 41. No reason to report it as if it were offensive or the like. Ultimately that is a choice by the OP. I just thought he should know the best place to get an answer to his question and took a rsther brusque approach to making my point. No harm, no foul.
Pretty sure sarcastic and rude are not synonyms of the word brusque
Or did you honestly think that a 'newbie' with a post count of 1 actually knew about the mechanic forum but decided to post it here instead?

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Pretty sure sarcastic and rude are not synonyms of the word brusque
Or did you honestly think that a 'newbie' with a post count of 1 actually knew about the mechanic forum but decided to post it here instead?
No, my description was more accurate than yours. When you post a lot, it makes things more interesting to play with the way that you say things. Try different styles out for effect. That's my story and I am sticking with it.

I will attest that I pay no attention to post counts. Besides, many first time posters have been lurking for years and should know the ropes. But most importantly, just get over it. Machts nichts.
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Somewhere here on bikeforums, a guy in Australia with a Vietnamese name posted some fantastic instructions on how to service these.

In my case, I squirted in WD40 and ATF alternately over the course of a few weeks. Eventually, the shifters came back to life. That was four or so years ago, and I use the bike frequently now.
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Originally Posted by rpenmanparker
If I knew the answer to his question, I would have told him. What I know is where to find the answer. And now he does too.

Could I have been more polite. Sure, but DSFDF. One thing you can count on, he won't forget for next time. And that was, after all, my intention.

People do this all the time, and the moderators seldom move posts like this to where they belong. My post was as much directed to all the folks who should know better as to the OP.
There was no politeness in your response at all There ws only sarcasm directed at a new member.

I don't know how old you are but you need to go back to school and learn some manners.

BTW, I have no idea what DSFDF means.
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Originally Posted by RDB
There was no politeness in your response at all There ws only sarcasm directed at a new member.

I don't know how old you are but you need to go back to school and learn some manners.

BTW, I have no idea what DSFDF means.
Let me google that for you
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