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Dura Ace Rear Derailler Jammed!(4 posts)

Dura Ace Rear Derailler Jammed!DeanMoriarty
Apr 19, 2003 7:48 PM
The deal is this.... My right hand shifter is not working. I am jammed in the 25 cog in the back, I can use the left hand shifter between the 53/39 up front, but the rear is totally in-operable. Of all gears to be stuck in prior to my last major decent of the day! Full Glider....
I'm not much of a Gearhead - Any suggestions?
re: Dura Ace Rear Derailler Jammed!MR_GRUMPY
Apr 20, 2003 6:38 AM
Yes, take it back to where you bought it and hope that it is less than three years old.
It's not the derailleur, it's the shifterKerry
Apr 20, 2003 1:46 PM
Try releasing the cable from the derailleur and seeing if you can get the shifter working (try up and down shifts). Check to be sure that the cable has not frayed and jammed in the casing near the shifter. Squirt some lube in the shifter while trying to work it. Check that the brake lever hood is not binding the shifter mechanisms. Take it to a bike shop.
re: Dura Ace Rear Derailler Jammed!paul3d
Apr 20, 2003 4:32 PM
Also check the low adjustment screw on your derailleur. Allow it to swing more towards the wheel. This seems to free up the lever. Its made a big difference with mine.