Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

Broken Barrel Adjuster

Old 11-25-02, 07:41 AM
  #1  
WoodyUpstate
xc AND road
Thread Starter
 
WoodyUpstate's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Upstate NY
Posts: 503
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Broken Barrel Adjuster

The barrel adjuster on my right LX shifter broke off.

1) Is this a part my LBS should be able to order?

2) Any suggestions on how to remove the broken piece still inside the shifter? Is disassembly recommended, if necessary?
WoodyUpstate is offline  
Old 11-25-02, 09:38 AM
  #2  
Precision Pedal
Just Pedal
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 153
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
To remove use something smaller in diameter that can expand againt the walls of what is left and pull it out. I never reccomend disassembly of a rapidfire shifter. With all of the peices and microscopic parts you don't want to risk it. I would ask yur LBS on parts. I know for example you can get the shift indicator. There are not a whole lot of parts for them as they are not designed to be servicable.
Precision Pedal is offline  
Old 11-25-02, 09:55 AM
  #3  
John E
feros ferio
 
John E's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: www.ci.encinitas.ca.us
Posts: 19,339

Bikes: 1959 & 1960 Capo; 1982 Bianchi; 1988 Schwinn KOM-10;

Mentioned: 29 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 681 Post(s)
Liked 7 Times in 7 Posts
If the problem is just the barrel adjuster, you may be able to improvise a suitable replacement, as many brake and gear systems use similar devices.
__________________
"Far and away the best prize that life offers is the chance to work hard at work worth doing." --Theodore Roosevelt
Capo: 1959 Modell Campagnolo, S/N 40324
Capo: 1960 Sieger (2), S/N 42624, 42597
Peugeot: 1970 UO-8, S/N 0010468
Bianchi: 1982 Campione d'Italia, S/N 1.M9914
Schwinn: 1988 Project KOM-10, S/N F804069
John E is offline  
Old 11-25-02, 12:04 PM
  #4  
RegularGuy
I am a lonely visitor
 
RegularGuy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Where even Richard Nixon has got soul
Posts: 2,630

Bikes: Michelle Pfieffer, the Carbon Fiber Wonder Bike: A Kestrel 200 SCI Repainted in glorious mango; Old Paintless, A Litespeed Obed; The Bike With No Name: A Bianchi Eros; RegularBike: A Parkpre Comp Ltd rebuilt as a singlespeed.

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Likes: 0
Liked 0 Times in 0 Posts
I think I would try a set of needle nose pliers first. If there is a bit of the barrel adjuster that you can get a grip on, use the pliers from the outside to turn it out. If you can't get a grip, shove the pliers into the adjuster, open them up and try turning the broken piece from the inside. I expect that your LBS will either be able to get you a new barrel adjuster, or dig one up from the parts bin. Good luck!
__________________
Religion is a good thing for good people and a bad thing for bad people. --H. Richard Niebuhr
RegularGuy is offline  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.