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Catching gear shifters

tuff86tuff86 Posts: 14
edited August 2008 in MTB workshop & tech
Hi,

I was out riding my brand new bike (Marin Mount Vision) on Wednesday night when after a couple of hours of smooth riding I hit a patch of thick sticky mud at a medium speed and my bike just tipped over and landed on the left side of the handle bar! Apart from some scratches to the bars which I soon forgot about no major damage seemed to be done. However once I started riding I went to change my middle ring and the shifters caught on eachother so I had to push it back into position once the gear had changed.

It looks like the shifter may be ever so slightly bent but its pretty hard to tell. I was therefore wondering if you have any tips on what I could try to solve this problem.

Many thanks,

Paul

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  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    picture?

    replace it?

    what shifter?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • Yeh like nick says think its gonna have to be a new shifter mate!
    "Convoy?!, Micheal your spending you time with someone who uses a collective term for a single vehicle!"
  • tuff86tuff86 Posts: 14
    I was hoping that wouldnt be the case but did have a feeling that it might be. Luckily the shifters arent too expensive to replace so I might put up with it for a little while and then just purchase a new one so its as good as new. Trust me to have a fall on my first ride, I was gutted!!

    Thanks,

    Paul
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    picture?

    replace it?

    what shifter?

    again.
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
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