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The left brake shift lever with not "click"

The left brake shift lever with not ''click'' to hold the derailleur in the big crank position.

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Most likely the cable has become too tight to allow the lever to get into the top crank position. Best not to force it. You will need to visit your local bike shop and have then adjust it for you

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