The seller has offered a partial refund of £20 (I paid £26 for the XT shifters) and I have accepted this in order to bring the matter to an end.
Anyone know how to fix the seven speed shifter ?
The front shifter is slightly stiff,probably only needs a quick lubrication.
Sounds a fair enough offer
Fixing if fixing is possible would come in the form of a small screwdriver, some spray oil/lube(NOT A DEGREASER) and a cable.
Before starting, put the shifters on top of the radiator so they warm enough to help loosen any old hardened grease.
1. Fit cable
2. Open the case- If it comes completely off then tats better but if it looks like bits will fly out then obviously dont and undo it enough to fit in the nozzel/straw of the lube.
3. Spray in lots of lube but not so much its dripping out.
4. Do up the case
5. Wrap the free end of the cable around your foot and stand on it so it doesnt slip.(This is a sitting down job)
6. Pulling the shifter taut ratchet through the gears. Start off a couple at a time, keep the cable tight, then run through the lot. Try to change gear quite quickly to create a bit of friction.
I agree, the front in many cases doesnt get used so can become 'stuck' in one position. A no problem fix
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