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record 10 shifter(6 posts)

record 10 shifterSkitty
Sep 12, 2003 2:03 PM
While riding today I hit the thumb button to drop to the small chainring and nothing happened. At first I thought that I had a severed cable because there was no resistance but this was not the case. I believe that while climbing I bent the lever slightly backward towards me and it disengaged from whatever it is attached to. When I pushed the lever forward it engaged and functioned properly. Can anyone tell me if this is common and is it a maintenance problem? I put this system on there because I thought it was bomb-proof.
Typically caused by "partial shift" AKA operator errorKerry Irons
Sep 12, 2003 4:17 PM
But this sort of thing happens to any shifter. The cure is to just shift in the opposite direction, and then proceed as if nothing happened (just what you did). It usually does not portend anything serious. Your shifters (like you) are not 100% perfect.
re: record 10 shifterrussw19
Sep 12, 2003 7:18 PM
I wouldn't have bought a Carbon shifter that is super duper light weight and ever assumed it to be bomb-proof. Maybe if you continue to have problems you should switch to Chorus shifters, but get the 2003 models because they are still alloy. 2004 Chorus will be the same as the 2003 Record shifters.

Just a thought. And to be fair, I have never had a problem with my Record shifters in the year I have had them.

not accurate...C-40
Sep 13, 2003 6:58 AM
The internal parts of the Record and Chorus ergo levers are the same. The only difference is the Carbon brake lever on the Record model, which has no effect on shifting or durability of the shifting mechanism.
not accurate...<--- good point... thanks nm.russw19
Sep 13, 2003 4:52 PM
re: record 10 shifterdivve
Sep 13, 2003 1:01 AM
Fold back the rubber hood and check the engagement under the thumb button. The other end should align with and engage on the sawtooth section of the shifting barrel.