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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Hi
The RH sti shifter (RSX) on my Giant has bust. Only shifts x3 and the cable is completely wedged in by the previous owner. can't afford to replace both shifters at the mo so wondering whether i could put downtube shifters on itImage
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:23 pm 
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It should be possible, if you remove the cable guide you should find a nice braze on for your down shifters underneath :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:24 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Thats what I thought may be under there. Does that mean I can use any 7 speed braze on shifter?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 4:21 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230827974787? ... 857wt_1114

Would these work?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:00 pm 
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Why is the cable coming under the down tube from the left hand side? Are you sure it's broken and not just sticking because of a poor cable run?


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:20 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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What has happened is that i was told by the prvious owner that the cable was stretched and needed changing and thats why it didn't shift well. In fact, it would only do 3 shifts before no more shifting. It seems that the cable end has lodged in the mechanism and I cannot shift it round enough to get it out. Also the top part of the lever - fits with an allen key to above the brake lever has come off and I cannot get the spring to fit back.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:55 pm 
Dirt Disciple
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hmm i would try to get the cable out try WD40 and press the shifter down and up sooner or later got to come out i had the same problem on mine (was a Sora shifter) worked it out in the end pardon the pun just stick with it lol


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:02 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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I think that may be out of the question. Made a big boo boo with the allen bolt at the end if the shifter and it has sheared off.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 7:53 pm 
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seabirch wrote:
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/230827974787?var=530068401422&ssPageName=STRK:MEWAX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1438.l2649#ht_857wt_1114

Would these work?


Yep, those should work :)


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 8:11 pm 
Dirt Disciple

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Got these instead. Should look nice. Now i have to work out how to install and set them up. Never put down tube shifters on before

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/221100010111? ... 029wt_1348


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