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Front shifter problems

On my Mongoose bike, the shifters are in the handgrips. The hand grips tend to slide outward and mess up the shifting mechanism.

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Take the grips off and wrap some friction tape around the handlebars about half to three quarters the length of the grip from the end of the bars. then put the grips back on. shouldn't need more than 3 layers of tape

Posted on Jul 31, 2009

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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.

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Hi Art! First of all, congratulations on your 1967 Triumph... that's a beauty!!!

Basic things to know before riding a bike is it's parts.

Clutch is the lever you press on the left side of the handle bar.

Front disc brake is the lever on the right side of the handle bar.

Shifter is the one you're stepping on when shifting gears and is located on the left side of the engine if you're on it.

Now, you must first know if the gear is on Neutral by pushing the bike before starting the bike. If it's hard to push then the shifter is not in neutral. Press the shifter by your left foot until you are able to push the bike with ease.

Hop on the bike and start the engine. Most bikes have ignition starters but if your bike doesn't have one, then you have to turn keys to on position and use the kick starter. Rev the engine by pressing the throttle grip on the right side of the handle bar.

Engine is running and in idle position. Press the Clutch lever (left hand) and press the shifter once (left foot) DO NOT RELEASE THE CLUTCH YET!!!

Slowly press the throttle with your right hand until you hear or feel the engine purr...

Slowly release the clutch (left hand) until you fell the bike move forward.

If I am not mistaken, shifting the gears of the triumph is 1-down and 4 up...

Every time you shift gears, you need to press the clutch to release the gears.

Hope you'll have fun!!!

Ride safe my friend!!!

Don't forget your riding gears!!!

^_^

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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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