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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:03 pm 
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like a complete moron i decided to open up the bottom half of my x-9 shifter rather than the top half to change the cables over.

sooo, is there anyone on the forum who is a dab hand at rebuilding the damn things as the vid i just watched on youtube makes it no clearer and i could do with a bit of a description rather than 101 d1ck jokes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qskSMBamxsU


can anyone help? i was hoping to get it back on the bike & running for the weekend when i (hopefully) take out my new project for a shakedown.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:18 pm 
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Might be something useful here for you along with your vid

http://www.bikeradar.com/forums/viewtop ... p=15261020

Having heard the tales from those who have dome the same thing as you have all I can say is good luck and be patient!


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 10:44 pm 
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Good luck...they're a pain in the arse to put back together.

I bought a supposedly new one off eBay that turned out to be fooked, before giving up on it I took it apart to see if I could fix it. Was a little pig to get back together. Still didn't work either.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:07 pm 
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cracking!!!

been going at it like a frenzied gynaecologist for over an hour and cant get the bloody spring back in the main body of the shifter without the lever assembly coming adrift.

as much as i like the shifters, they are a pain in the knackers compared to shimano ones when it comes to servicing / cable replacement.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:27 pm 
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You need a mate and a pair of needle nosed pliers. Why do we always only imagine doing these things on our own? Use the above and you'll be sorted mate.


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 26, 2012 11:33 pm 
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i think... i might have done it.

gonna chuck a cable in there in the morning and check its pulling both ways but hopefully it'll be done, if not i'll be offering a beer token based reward scheme to someone who can fettle it for me!


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 7:45 pm 
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Was it sorted in the end?


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 8:30 pm 
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The skill of a watchmaker is needed.

http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/deoredx/index.html

Good luck.


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Blackstar wrote:
The skill of a watchmaker is needed.

http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/deoredx/index.html

Good luck.


And in my experience, the patience of a saint.


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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2012 9:47 pm 
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Mindmap3 wrote:
Was it sorted in the end?


rebuilt & feeding cable in both directions although the down shift lever doesn't always return to the right position so there may be spring tension issues (although if it shifts properly i'm not proud so i'll probably employ an elastic band as a return spring alternative!!!)

hoping to get out on the bike on saturday with it fitted so if there are any issues i'll have another crack at stripping & rebuilding to see if there is any improvement before i look at paying for a repair!


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