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gear shifters not working

mowzermowzer Posts: 79
edited May 2009 in MTB workshop & tech
Hello anyone.
can anyone help!
I had a bad crash a couple of weeks ago when i destroyed my front wheel.
I have had it replaced,
On taking the bike out for a ride the gear shifters for the rear mech are jammed solid.
any ideas, HELP!!!!!


  • Andy BAndy B Posts: 8,115
    undo the cable from the mech & see if either part moves at all by hand
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Are they damaged? Or is it set up?

    Disconnect the cables and remove. Do they still click? Can you remove the derailer by hand, and is it all in line?

    Clean cables, refit, and try from scratch.
  • nicklousenicklouse Posts: 50,675 Lives Here
    seized cables?
    "Do not follow where the path may lead, Go instead where there is no path, and Leave a Trail."
    Parktools :?:SheldonBrown
  • mowzermowzer Posts: 79
    Cheers for that i'll give everything a try
    The rear derailler is in line also i can move it by hand.
    Cheers again i'll let you know.
  • mowzermowzer Posts: 79
    Got them working
    took bike to lbs,shifters were seized
    a little spray of TF - sorted :)
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