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Shifting mechanism for the rear derailleur is sticky
#1
I am looking into buying a lightly used Cannondale R600 bike. The problem is the shifting mechanism for the rear derailleur is sticky and it seems to have a bit of a problem shifting. Would I have to buy a completely new part or is it something that could just be soaked?
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#2
It depends. Shifting problems can be causes by several things: worn or bent cables and housing, derailleur or shifter gummed up, broken parts. Usually it helps to
  • replace worn cables and check the routing
  • clean the shifters
  • clean the derailleur
Some shifters and derailleurs can be taken apart for maintenance, check the manufacturer's homepage. Especially Shimano has very helpful explosive views.
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