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Gears in front handlebars fell out


Do You mean the GEAR SHIFTER fell apart? There are no gears in the handlebars.

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I have replaced the cable on the 7speed Shimano SIS derailler and Ithink I ran the cacle through the shifter wrong. I can only get three gears to shift. This is a combo brake and shifter handlebar mount.


Hi,

All shimano derailleurs have two small screws located on the mechanism itself that allow you to adjust the position of the derailleur relative to the gears. The top one adhusts how far towards the wheel the chain can go and the bottom of the two adjusts how far towards the stop it goes.

Put the bike on a stand or just prop it up so the rear wheel can spin freely when you turn the pedals by hand

Put the shifter in the highest gear and turn the pedals, the adjust the top screw until it enters the top gear, you may need to adjust the cable tension also to do this.

Once you have it going easily into and out of the top gear adjust the bottom screw so that it easily goes into the bottom gear.

You should be done! Don't forget that for the first few rides the cable will stretch out a little so you may need to tinker with those screws a couple more times.

Hope this helps:)

This website might help you also http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html

Jul 18, 2011 | Shimano Lx Rd M580 Rear Derailleur

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When changing gear it returns to sixth gear , (twist grip gears) 6 gear 20in boys bike


If you're saying the shifter itself isn't staying in the selected position and is always relaxing ALL cable tension, you have a defective shifter. Some, like the Grip Shift MRX, seem to rely on the handlebar grip to keep all the guts inside. I know of one where a space developed when the grip slipped outboard a little bit and the shifter parts separated enough for a key piece to fall out.

No one sells the nickel part so you'll probably end up replacing the whole shifter. You may even have to buy a complete set. If you have to go that far and it IS a defective design I'd get a Shimano shifter that works with 6-speeds. Like Revo. Look on eBay.

OR, maybe the cable is just really loose.

This resource is very useful...

http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help/categories/derailleur-systems

Jun 15, 2011 | Cycling

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I dont know how to put the gear switcher back on


The gear switcher (cycling terminology: Shifter) should be attached via a band with a simple bolt through it. The shifter will attach to the handlebar (right side for rear shifter/ left side for front shifter).
coachphil.jpg If you have shifters that are shaped like a barrel as in the picture, then you have to remove the grip on the side you will install the shifter. slide the shifter onto the bar and tighten the set screw in the housing (should be just back of where the cable comes out). Reinstall the grip and there you go.

This is a simple proceedure, however if things are not tightened properly you can get into an accident, for this reason I would recommend taking the bike to a bike shop and having them reinstall the shifter and make sure that everything is safe and functioning properly.

Final Note: If your shifter was on the bike and functioning properly and fell off, then you need to go into a bike shop. The shifter has something broken and either needs to be replaced or fixed. Shifters do not just fall off.

Nov 19, 2010 | Jeep Cycling

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The gear changer on the handlebar is hard to move or turn. How do I fix that?


A good place to start would be to define what type of shifter we're talking about.

Park Tools has an awesome site with how-to's for everything...

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=116

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=117

Most likely your bike is suffering from lack of shifter cable maintenance.

Apr 06, 2010 | Cycling

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Swapping handlebars across bikes


Wouldn't it have been easier and cheaper to get the gears replaced on your old bike?

There really isn't enough information here to answer your questions. There are so many variables between the old and new bikes:

Drivetrains compatible?
Handlebar diameters equal?
Stems compatible? (maybe swap the whole cockpit, brakes, shifters and all)

Don't take this the wrong way, but if you don't understand these questions or their implications, maybe you should take your old bike and the new one down to a real Bike Shop and let a mechanic see what it is you have to work with and offer suggestions.

Feb 28, 2010 | Cycling

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Gear changing


Most likely problem--you need a new cable. If the cable is rusted up, the shifter won't move. If it's not that, the derailleur (the part that changes the actual gears) may be jammed up. If you can't move it with your hand, spray it good with degreaser or WD40 and wiggle it around until it moves freely. Lastly, the shifter itself may be messed up. Take that to a bike shop.

Aug 05, 2009 | Cycling

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Cant shift gears


it is most likely a gripshift set up you can get another right shifter there cheap depends what style you have i woul just replace it save thehassle of fixing it

Apr 27, 2009 | Cycling

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Chain Rubbing


Kevin:

I'm not sure if it's rubbing on the front or rear shifter. The front is more common, so I'll try that first. The shifter pushes the chain left (lower gear) and right (higher gear) to shift - if it's rubbing, then it may be trying to shift. If it can't be fixed by using the shifter directly, which you've probably tried already, you'll probably need to adjust the cable.

There are two ways to adjust the cable, with a barrel adjuster and with a wrench. The barrel is the piece between the cable housing (plastic tube the cable goes through, usually black) and the shifter. If it's the front shifter, it will be the one one the left of your handlebars. Try 'unscrewing' the barrel a little bit at a time. It may be off in either direction, but 'unscrewing' will tighten the cable, and since you bought the bike in the summer, it's likely that the cable has stretched and become loose since then.

Count the number of turns and try only 1 at a time, watching to see if the rubbing goes away. If not, return it to where it was by turning the same number of turns the other way.

Without knowing whether it's the front or rear, which gear it's in and which side it's rubbing on, this is my best answer. Let me know and I'll adjust my advice!

Dan

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