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Need to adjust the front derailer, it won't change gears

It only stays on the small sprocket and won't slip up over to the two larger ones

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There are two small screws which control the travel limits for derailer systems. Normally located top left of front mechanism when viewed from side. Adjust to allow travel within limits of gearing. Make sure that cable is not slack when in low gear position.

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The grip twist dhifter housing retainer flange is broken off

replace entire grip twist shifter assembly $8.97 lowest rbay seller.

the grip twist shifter and cable is one piecce that cannot be "user" disassembled

the housing may be soild sepperatly but i doubt it.

without dropping a dime on anyone.

this is planned obcelesents at its most ugly. the cable retainer lug has no releace posaition

the thing that makes clickie sound (and also retains the cable so it doesn't slip all the way into first gear) is part of the "momolythic plastic molding" of the shifter housing

the mate to the broken clickie flange is under the flange on the armature(the part of the twist grip that twists)

you must rempove the actual hand grip attacjed to the handle bar by twisting and sliding it off. (mine was hard to twist but did slowly slide off finally)

no surprize that they finally shaved off so much plastivc trhat it fails. i have an exact same twist grip shifter on another bile from 14 years ago and it is still not broken. i guess now, 14 years later , in this planet of the apps, "they have realy did it", they blew it up, it's dooms day Dr Zaius!

Posted on Apr 30, 2014

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    Jonathan James Apr 30, 2014

    i wish i could edit that. or give fixya permission to edit it. fixya has permission to spell correct it any way they want



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