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Old 05-28-03, 09:11 AM   #1
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Loose STI Shifter


My Lemond Nevada City arrived yesterday and one of the things I noticed about it is the right STI shifter (105 component) feels very loose and sloopy. For example when you want to shift to a smaller chain ring there's at least 1/2 an inch of travel before the click is made and the chain shifts down.

Can these shifters be adjusted/tightened up or does it need to be tossed into the garbage and replaced?

FWIW, we're talking about 105 shifters on a '99 Lemond, 8 speed drivetrain, other compoents are Sora.

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Old 05-28-03, 10:46 AM   #2
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Sounds like the cable tension is off. Try tightening that up at the barrel adjuster, when it is the small chain ring until the tension is taught.
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