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Still front derailleur from 2nd to 3rd

Old 05-27-18, 10:44 PM
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Still front derailleur from 2nd to 3rd

Just bought a used bike and the bike shop guy changed both shifters as the plastic housings were broken. Chinese made shifters, but that's all he had.

One problem i'm having is that too much force is required to move the front derailleur up to 2nd and 3rd.

The inner cables were replaced, but not the outer cables and i doubt it's that as there is only a very short length of outer cable that gos to the down tube, and from there it's all inner cable to the FD. It's the type where just the wire cable runs into a plastic grove under the BB and then up to the derailleur..

Also pushing the FD lever down there is alot of resistance.

I notice that the FD spring is abit rusted and wondered if that could be the cause?

The transmission is Shimano 200 GS.

No tools here where i am.


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Old 05-28-18, 02:49 AM
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If its a downtube shifter or thumb shifter that is not indexed ie friction shift then you should be able to adjust how stiff the lever action is at the shifter its usually a large flathead screw.
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