05-10-2011, 03:33 AM
I am a complete bike repair novice. The front derailleur on my 1999 Rockhopper was not shifting smoothly so I brought it to the NEW local bike repair shop. He adjusted the front derailleur and it appeared to shift smoothly except that the shifter (left) was sticking when downshifting. He opened the shifter, flushed with WD-40 and it was sticking less often. Ultimately he said he wasn't sure what else to do. I brought the bike home and almost immediately things went bad again. Now it will not shift down into position #1 at all. Now position #2 corresponds to the SMALLEST gear and position #3 is the MIDDLE gear.