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105 right shifter issue(10 posts)

105 right shifter issueSpecialTater
May 21, 2003 7:53 AM
650 miles on it and it will not upshift (small lever to the left) without holding the brake handle to the far right.

I'm probably taking to the LBS this afternoon. Has anyone experienced anything similar? What's the solution (short of Ultegra or Record)? Should it be under warranty (2 months old).

Thanks in advance.

Tater
Sometimes bad things happenMR_GRUMPY
May 21, 2003 8:11 AM
105 is covered for 1 year. Ultegra for 2, and Dura Ace for 3
but I'm such a good PERSON!!!SpecialTater
May 21, 2003 8:20 AM
kidding. Thanks for the info.
same thing here, twiceJS Haiku Shop
May 21, 2003 8:16 AM
both had to be replaced. two different 105 model years. return spring or something was broken, and they're (105 shifters) mostly disposable.

may be a cable, though, or something stuck that can be loosened with a little compressed spray-lube.

-J (keeping fingers crossed fer ye)
Good lbs testSpecialTater
May 21, 2003 8:21 AM
I'll let you know how well it works out. Have a good brevet. See you next week...
Good lbs test=turnaround time for warranty replacementsJS Haiku Shop
May 21, 2003 8:37 AM
if it's a wasted shifter.

the first failure i mentioned was purchased from the same shop you got yours from, except the one closer to my house. it took them weeks to replace the shifter.

the second failure 105 shifter was on a kit from gary hobbs (gvhbikes.com). he cross-shipped one the day i e-mailed him.

a LBS that would, in this situation (if it's not the cable) pull a shifter off another bike, or one off a pair on a shelf, and have you back on the road pretty quick (24-48 hours), would keep my business.

I bought my first adult bike from your LBS several years ago. when i brought it back to them with problems, the wrench was insulting and arrogant, and said "well, at least *your're* riding it." it was a $325 fully rigid mountain bike.

maybe you'll have better luck. if you don't, you should use your club membership to share your experiences.

-J ("don't take no sh!te!")
Try this URL....coonass
May 21, 2003 11:19 AM
At the bottom of this URL, there is a remedy for shifters that won't 'catch' to shift....
http://www.chainreaction.com/noisystilevers.htm
Try this URL....ClydeTri
May 21, 2003 11:29 AM
I had a lever that wouldnt shift, the left one....took it to one shop..he kept it, called me back and said he wouild have to order a new one, but since it was 8 speed, he recommended I retrofit everything to 9 speed..of course you know how much that costs..took it to another shop..he sprayed WD-40 in it as that website shows..it worked fine.
Cooool !!!!coonass
May 21, 2003 3:49 PM
If they're not experienced, or know how to fix something. they don't hesitate to have you shell out $$$$ for a new one....Wow !! converting to 9sp would have cost you a few bucks !!
Nice...SpecialTater
May 23, 2003 11:31 AM
Thanks, coonass. and Go to hellellesssuuuuu ;)

Really appreciate the link.