Posting this here even though it's modern kit because it's fitted to my '92 Saracen frame and hoping someone can offer the sort of advice that doesn't involve a lump hammer!
Building up my red 'Wot' today I've encountered a problem that has resisted all my efforts so far to resolve
The drive train is '92 LX, SRAM 9-speed cassette, and SRAM X-7 shifters; now the front mech. has been virtually trouble free to set up and changes from top to bottom fine. It's the rear I'm having problems with...
...if I hold the end of the gear cable tight the shifter clicks up/down 1-9-1 just fine, with nice defined 'clicks.' However, with the cable fitted to the mech. it just will not shift correctly! Instead of eight sharp 'clicks' selecting one gear after another all I'm getting is maybe five clicks across the cassette as it jumps from 1 to 3 to 5 to 6, 8 and 9.
I've tried everything I can think of; I've swapped out the top alloy jockey wheel for a bog-standard Shimano, I've checked the alignment time and again, I've tightened/slackened cables, etc, etc, all to no avail...
...I simply cannot get this mech to shift!
Anyone got any ideas re SRAM/Shimano compatability, or anything else I could be missing? This has driven me nuts this afternoon and quite spoiled my day!