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Cannondale R300 shifting problem

Old 07-07-15, 03:19 PM
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Cannondale R300 shifting problem

I have acquired this bike in as new condition. It has a Shimano RSX group. The only problem the bike has is the shifters in the brake levers don't work well. I am guessing that the grease is old and dry. I have sprayed the insides with WD40 and it has helped the action some but they still don't work near as well as they should. Is there anything that can be done to improve or eliminate this problem. I haven't researched the bikes age but the top tube is still horizontal and down sloping as current style seems to dictate. The problem has came about from no use. I don't think there is a scratch on this bike.
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Turn the bike upside down and spray more WD40 in. Let it sit overnight. Repeat until the problem abates. It took me weeks to get mine to work. I used WD40 some of the time and ATF other times.
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Now that sounds like something that will work. I am heading to the shop now. Will ride it tomorrow to check it out. Thanks bunches. I had not turned it upside down and sprayed it. By the way, I just checked it out and it is a 93 model and it is a beautiful blue like new bike. It is a 56cm and I would prefer it to be a 54 but we can't have everything. I currently ride a 54cm ironman Centurion and just love it. Actually I have two of them and a Rosin that I built up from a bare frame with a hodge podge of parts. 9 speed cassette and friction shifters. It is a fine ride too IMO.
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