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Old 02-02-05, 07:50 PM
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Rear derauler problem

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Recently my bike developed this problem where if I shift in the rear cluster it won't shift. Then when I shift again it either shifts by one or jumps a gear. This is a recent problem. Is the cable needs to be readjusted, or is this on set of something worse (more expensive). If it's just a cable, can I do it or do I need to bring it to the shop.
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It might just need adjusted:

https://www.parktool.com/repair_help/FAQrindx.shtml
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This might be a discouraging word, but I got a brand new set of LX 9Sp shift pods a few years ago that did the same thing. I screwed around with them all summer, even took the bike to my LBS for adjustment. NOTHING could make them shift more than 4 cogs properly. I was using an XT rear derailleur, although as I got more frustrated I swapped in an LX and an Ultegra that both did the same thing. Finally, I replaced them with SRAM Attack shifters, and instantly got all 9 gears in back. If someone can come up with something more helpful than "adjust them" I might dig them out of my junk drawer and give them another chance.
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Old 02-02-05, 08:15 PM
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How about sell them?

Yeah....probably not useful either.
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How new is the housing?
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Old 02-02-05, 08:59 PM
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How clean is the housing?
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Thanks, I tried adjusting it and it seems to work. Will see tomorrow.
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You might want to change the wire as well. It’s more likely the problem’s there.
A bend on the wire can cause exactly that problem.
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