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Old 11-03-07, 04:02 PM
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Shimano SIS 7 speed shifter

Well I tried the search function and didn't find exactly what I was looking for. I fixed one problem, where my shifter wasn't always engaging when I tried to shift. After following the advice here it works find except for the following.

It is a 7 speed index shifter mounted on handle bar, similar to this photo
http://www.bikepartsusa.com/product_...full_53410.jpg

The red indicator doesn't align with the correct number indicating the correct gear. Is there an exploded view or a trick to putting it back correct. I have tried slidding the indicator to the correction position and then assembling the shifter, but the indicator moves or doesn't engage at the right spot.
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You took it apart, didn't you?
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You took it apart, didn't you?
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OK, I took it apart today. I read Sheldon Brown's article on adjusting the der. I wasn't able to to shift in to high gear. I figured that I would work on that after getting the indicator working.

Instead, after reading the article I made adjustments so it would shift into high gear. (small cog). I then took apart the shifter. The indicator wants to go to the small cog (7) indicator. So I placed the bike in hight gear, let the indicator go where it wanted (gear 7) and put back together. The indicator must have found the "right spot" to fall into because it then worked. I had to make some minor adjustments with the adj. barrels and it seems to be working fine.

Total time from reading the article to finished repair about ten minutes. This site rocks.
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