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Rear shifting problems
So I developed a problem with my rear shifter on this mornings ride to work and it's beyond my limited repair knowledge to fix.

I've got a shimano rapid fire shifter. I was running through the gears and the shifter was claiming that the chain was changing gears. The chain is stuck in first gear and won't move. I move the chain manually and same results. The derailleur moves perfectly fine, but the rear tire is moving very stiffly.

Any ideas?
May 16, 2011 03:53 PM
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cyclerUK Offline
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RE: Rear shifting problems
If the rapid fire shifter is moving but not the derailleur then I would suspect the cable to the derailleur is broken.

See Alex's video:- how to change a gear cable.
http://bicycletutor.com/inner-shift-cable/

Ride hard or ride home alone!
May 17, 2011 04:28 AM
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