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105 Brifter problem w/ new cables

Old 06-10-07, 05:19 PM
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105 Brifter problem w/ new cables

I'm it the process of replacing all of my cables and housing. My front derailleur is all set, but when i just tightened the pinch bolt on the RD and went to adjust the indexing...nothing happened. When I shift the levers on the right brifter i just hear the clicking noise and nothing happens to the cable.I installed the cable w/ the lever in the hardest gear and the RD is on the smallest rear cog. Any suggestions? Everything was working fine before i replaced the cables.
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Old 06-10-07, 06:23 PM
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1. Disconnect the cable from the derailleur.
2. Hold the cable with your fingers and cycle the shifter with your other hand. Can you feel any cable pull? If yes, cycle your shifter into it's hardest gear position, reattach the cable to the derailleur and try again.
3. Check where the cable goes into the shifter. Make sure that it's seated properly in the shift mechanism. If it's not, pull it out and start over. You might have to buy a new shift cable.
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I removed the cable and reinserted it, and on about the third or fourth try it sat correctly in the shifter, problem solved. i guess it was just an alignment problem...thanks for the help!
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