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Dura Ace shifter issues

Old 04-20-10, 03:11 PM
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Dura Ace shifter issues

I'm sure there are a lot of DA shifter users on here so I thought I'd ask if anyone has seen this issue before.

My rear shifter has a problem where it sometimes doesn't shift. Doesn't stick, it just swings freely on the downshift. Sort of like if you downshifted all the way to the end and the paddle swings all the way without actually shifting. Mine does it regardless where you are at. It eventually shifts and doesn't do it constantly.

I've sprayed WD-40 in it but no luck. It does have a Ritchey barrel adjuster attached at the shifter and one of the Dura Ace in-line shift indicator things.
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Old 04-20-10, 03:13 PM
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How old are the cables?
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Originally Posted by kyakdiver View Post
How old are the cables?
No clue... Picked up the bike from someone else.

Person I got the bike from said the components have about 3k miles on them.
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Originally Posted by knobster View Post
No clue... Picked up the bike from someone else.
I'm guessing that might be the problem.
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OP.. replacing them isn't expensive. Miles matter but also time.. I replace my cables each spring. It always makes a huge difference.
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Yeah, I'll try that. thanks. Not expensive at all. Just bought a Dura Ace set for $30. Brake and derailleur.
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Originally Posted by knobster View Post
Yeah, I'll try that. thanks. Not expensive at all. Just bought a Dura Ace set for $30. Brake and derailleur.
Those are nice cables. Should make it shift like butter.
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Cable might be fraying inside. It's happened with my Ultegra shifters and now I change them out once a year.
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Solution: SRAM.
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
Solution: SRAM.
Why is that a solution? They don't have cable issues? I had SRAM Force on my other bike that I sold but didn't have it long enough to have any opinion about SRAM.
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Solution: Di2
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Loose cable, maybe?
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Check the inside of the shifter. If the cable got loose at one point it may have jumped the seat that carries it around the shifter.
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Originally Posted by KiddSisko View Post
Solution: SRAM.
stop trying to cause trouble.
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