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Can't shift well

by Petrelli
Messy cable arrangements.

Someone came in today and was trying to get some help on the shifting. He described the problem as “I just can’t shift between gear 3 to 4 and 5 to 6”.

Usually when you find yourself in the situation of not being able to shift very well between the gear 3 and 4 as well as gear 5 and 6. It usually means the tensioner wheel’s pusher isn’t doing its job very well. You could have guessed gear 1 and 2 should be suffering from the same as well.

As you might have already known, I am a big fan of doing the cables right. As you can see from the picture above, 2 of the cables (1 shifter and 1 brake) are being too short while the other (shifter) cable is being too long. Its easy to tell the cable had been replaced wrongly before.

From the image below, you can spot the cable and its end weren’t fitted into the position, the cable is loose, hence the shifting couldn’t quite respond to the action from the shifter.

The fix was simple, shortening the inner cord again the housing, and we were able to shift again.

The hosing was just really loose against long inner cord.

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