- The job that needs doing, but you know it will take away your soul
- Mary HingeSubscriber
Remove the cable entry bung and spray looooads of TF2/GT85 in there, and operate the lever a few times.
Always worth oiling the cable or fitting a new one (oiled before assembly) even if your current one has only been on 3 months, it’s been a damp old winter.
Also check cable routing for tight bends etc.
EDIT and it might start out as a soul destroying job, but think how nice it will be to have slick gears again, and how proud you’ll be that you sorted it yourself.Posted 5 years agoMary HingeSubscriber
@Trail Rat – thanks for reminding me…..one of this weekend’s jobs is painting the home office 🙁
Did the ceiling last weekend, walls filled and flatted during the week, a tin of “toasted almond” lurking in the utility room, giving a light cough in my direction every time I pass.
My life is ebbing away.
I’m off to mop the kitchen/utility/hall floors now, to take my mind off painting!Posted 5 years agoaracerSubscriber
I’ve serviced shifters – and also other stuff you’re not supposed to be able to do, like replacing bearings in freehubs. However personally I’d go with Mary Hinge’s recommendation – I’m far from convinced that taking one to pieces is actually preferable to squirting loads of light lube in.Posted 5 years ago
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