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New D/A Shifter & Rear Derailleur - Install Problems(9 posts)

New D/A Shifter & Rear Derailleur - Install Problemsjagiger
May 4, 2002 8:55 PM
I'm installing these two components with new cable/housing. I've got the front der working fine. The right shifter seems to have a problem. Going from the smallest cog, it only gives a firm clicking sound on the 1st shift up. All other shift attempts do not move the rear der or get a click. Is there something in the shifter that I can look at? I've pulled in the slack at the rear a couple of times. And by pulling the cable I get it to shift to the next to last cog on the inside. The adjustment screw on that side doesn't seem to move the rd, but it's had to tell, by pulling on the cable, which is a juggling act 'cause I don't have a stand, an obvious pita. The other adjustment screw seems to work normally.

Any thoughts about this? Thanks in advance!
re: New D/A Shifter & Rear Derailleur - Install Problemsdavet
May 4, 2002 9:43 PM
I wonder if you installed the cable without 'shifting up' the lever. Remove the cable, then operate the little lever as if you wanted to shift to smaller cogs. If you use a flashlight and peer in the hole that the cable is inserted, you can see the mechanism operate when the lever is moved. Shift the little lever until the mechanism doesn't move any longer, then reinstall the cable and proceed with your rear der tuning. This happeded to me. I played with the shift levers before installation and had a devil of a time figuring out what the h*** was going on.
re: New D/A Shifter & Rear Derailleur - Install ProblemsWoof the dog
May 5, 2002 9:43 AM
why even remove the cable, just make it slack.

I bet you also can't shift into a 23 if that is the problem.

peace out

woof.
re: New D/A Shifter & Rear Derailleur - Install Problemsdavet
May 5, 2002 11:08 AM
The cable has to be removed if the shifter was not shifted into the 'high' gear position prior to cable installation. If the cable is inserted when the shifter had been operated into a 'lower' gear position the cable tension would never be correct.
re: New D/A Shifter & Rear Derailleur - Install Problemsweiwentg
May 5, 2002 11:58 AM
eh, not really, just upshift all the way (ie slack the cable) and then re-tighten it.
re: New D/A Shifter & Rear Derailleur - Install ProblemsWoof the dog
May 6, 2002 2:06 AM
ok, whatever, maybe I am missing something, but I think it is just you. The cable is completely slack because you untightened it, so when you move the ratchet into the highest gear setting (12cog) by pressing the small lever a whole bunch of times, the cable won't bother the ratchet move into its original 12cog setting, because again I repeat, its friggin slack as hell. Do you think if I leave half the cable inside the shifter...oh wait, even better, 1/200th! of a cable inside, it will somehow make it all better? People who follow mfr. directions that don't make sense piss me off.

dog.
re: New D/A Shifter & Rear Derailleur - Install ProblemsDave Hickey
May 5, 2002 4:44 AM
Disconnect the cable from the rear derailluer and then click the small STI lever at least 9 times. Re-attach the cable and you should be good to go.
IT WORKS!!!jagiger
May 5, 2002 6:49 PM
I removed the cable & it's good that I looked at it,as I missed the cable hole in the shifter, so it wasn't seated right anyway. It's now shifting thru all the gears. Thanks to all!!
IT WORKS!!!Frank
May 5, 2002 8:58 PM
I have done the same thing before...