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How to remove shifter cables and housing from a felt b16 tri bike

My shifter cable broke

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Tips on installing the 7 speed revoshift sis shifter

Obviously, you must remove old shifter. With old cable removed, make sure you derailleur is on the smallest gear (7). String cable through cable housing, checking to see if there is any tight spots. The tight spots are places in the housing where the cable doesn't move freely. These are rust or bad spots in the housing, If you have a bit of problem, put some oil in the housing work it back and forth. If you have several problems consider replacing housing.
Now back to the installation, you gave the cable through the housing, set shifter on 7 or highest gear. Simply tighten cable at the derailleur. Tighten the derauiluer cable bolt. Check your work by running through the gears, if shifter doesn't shift thru all gears, check for slack in the cable. If slack, redo the operation again. If you continue to have problem, consider your local bike shop for assistance.

Nov 02, 2014 | Cycling

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What is the correct way to shift this model bike? I have been given one and I have tried every way that I can think of and I can't get it to the front top sprocket?

  • It sounds like there is not enough cable tension for your front shifter or the shifter cable has stretched.

  • METHOD 1: on the shifter (where the cable housing attaches), there should be a barrel adjuster. Turn the outermost portion of the barrel adjuster so that the shifter cable gets tighter.
  • METHOD 2: unclamp the cable at the forward derailleur and manually pull on the cable until it is tight and re secure the cable. Then follow METHOD 1

Aug 19, 2010 | Cycling

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5 speed manual transmission really hard to shift/change gears

The transmition is not the problem. The cables that run from the shifter to the transmition are the culpret. I recently rescued my wife from the road when the linkage broke on our VUE. I purchased new connectors and cables from the dealership and replaced them. For those that have the proper knowledge and skill set, you can replace them yourself. Others are better off having it done at a shop. The following is my personal experience and is not meant to be a guide, repair manual or procedure for those who lack formal automotive repair training! The new shifter cables come as a set. The cable with the white housing does not seem to be a problem. The cable with the black housing controls the push forward-pull back and the cable with the white housing controls the side to side movement. I found that the new cable with the black housing had the same sort of stiffness when I pushed and pulled the cable by hand. Then I noticed that the cable end was bent, causing it to bind in the housing. I straightened the end by bending it with my hands untill I felt the least amount of binding or resistance when pushing and pulling it. When I installed it the difference was amazing! I kept the old cable set for emergencies. The only tools you need to replace the cables and couplings are a 7mm socket on a screwdriver handle, a phillips head screwdriver and a pair of needle nose plyers. Remove the center console, (4, 7mm screws) and electrical connections. Then remove the plastic panels around the shifter, (7, phillips head screws and 2 plastic push pins) associated snap together panel fasteners and electrical connections. Pop each cable end off it's shifter joint/ball and push the collar back on each cable housing anchor. Pull the carpet back and push the rubber grommet through the firewall in the passenger footwell. Then pop the cable ends off at the transmition. Pull the old cable set out and reverse the procedure to install the new cables. There is an adjustment of the cable length. This should be done before replacing the plastic panels and center console. The new cable ends that attach to the shifter can be positioned/adjusted. Looking at the old cable pair you will see where the old clips were positioned and can start with that. Then run the shifter through all the gears to make sure they all engage. If you run out of travel on the shifter handle re-position the clips on the cable ends, as needed, to get full gear engagement without running out of travel.

Mar 17, 2010 | 2004 Saturn VUE

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Changing a cable on a sram twist shifter

You should be able to push the cable back on its self, as long as the shifter is set in the relaxed position. Then it will be a case of threading the new cable through the shifter housing.

Mar 12, 2010 | Sram Attack 9-Speed Twister Mountain Bike...

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Do i need to dismantle the shifter to put in a new cable

No, there's a little hole in the metallic base where you should be able to see the lead anchor end of the cable...

Move the shifter to the position that feeds the most cable out.

Disconnect the cable at the derailleur end. Pull the cable housing away from the shifter lever so you can see the shifter wire and push the cable into the shifter. You should see the cable end start emerging from the opposite side of the shifter. Pull it all the way out but make sure you take note of its routing to its derailleur.

Lube a new shifter wire and pass it into the shifter, through the housing, everywhere else it passed and reattach it to the derailleur.

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The bike won't engage when riding and it is making a loud clunking noise

Check the chain alignment may need to adjust shifter cable.

Aug 03, 2009 | Cycling

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Need to remove the cable from the 105 flight deck

This really depends on what cable you need to replace, the brake or the shifter.

For Shifter:
1. Shift the all the way down to the lowest gear using the small inside shift level for both the front or rear.
2.Disconnect the cable from the derailluer, likely a 5mm allen wrench will be needed.
3.Pull housing away from the shifter exposing the cable where it enters the shifter.
4.Compress the brake lever, this will expose a small hole on the inside of the shifter where the cable head is seated. For the right shifter the hole will be on the right, for the left shifter the hole will be on the left.
5. Push the cable in from where the cable entered the shifter. The head of the cable will now be exposed.
6.Pull the cable the rest of the way out of the shifter.
7.Install the new cable.

For Brake:

1. Disconnect the brake cable, likely with a 5 mm allen wrench.
2. Compress the brake lever. Keep it compressed until step 5.
3.Look straight in from the front of the bike, you will see the head of the brake cable.
4.Push the cable out of the shifter from the exposed area of the cable, then pull once you can reach the end of the cable.
5.Install a new cable.

Depending on the reason you have removed the cable, it is advised that you also replace the housing in most cases. For the shift cables this is not a problem, however, for the brake cables you will have to untape the bars to access the housing.

I hope this anwsers your question. Thank you

Jul 12, 2009 | Cycling

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Slipping gears on bicycle

Make sure the rear wheel axle is snugged up against he dropouts in the frame and that the wheel is centered in the brakes. Also, check the seating of the shifter cable at each end, but most likely at the rear shifter, to make sure the jacket is inside the ferrule.

Of course, it is impossible to get a sense for how well maintained the bike is. Perhaps the shifting problem's appearance is not related to the wheel removal and may be something else like bad cables or cable housing. The cable should slide easily in the housing. Shift the bike to its lowest (easiest) gears in front and in back. Then, without moving the crank, manually tug on the rear shifter cable from the rear and push it in. Resistance is bad. Sometimes a bit of lube inside the housing will buy you some time. Use something thin and squirt a little into the end then cycle the cable in and out to distribute it.

If you don't have a bike repair stand, find a small tree with a stout, narrow, low horizontal branch about shoulder height and hook the front of your seat on it so you can spin the cranks and test the shifting. If it's hard to downshift the rear (pulling cable into the housing) it will likely not freely shift upward because the only froce pulling the cable out is the little spring in the derailleur.

Shift to the highest (smallest) cog and sight along the axis of the it and the two rear derailleur pullies. They should all be in the same exact vertical alignment. If they're parallel but not aligned you can adjust the barrel on the cable at the derailleur. Try a small turn then shift up and down while turning the crank to get the cable and shifter to settle where the new adjustment wants to be.

If you ride regualrly it would be worthwhile to find a local bike shop (LBS) and get to know them. They can teach you some self sufficiency in exchange for a little business from you.

Apr 29, 2009 | Cycling

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Replacing Attack's rear derailleur cable

Stop everything! Do not take the shifter apart! Go to the rear derailleur and look where the cable is attached. There is a bolt with an allen key head, it is an 8mm. Losen off the bolt. REFER TO PARKTOOL.COM

Apr 12, 2009 | Sram Attack 9-Speed Trigger Mountain Bike...

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