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Noisy Shifters!

BruceGBruceG Posts: 347
edited January 2010 in The workshop
Hi, the shifters on my training / commuter bike make a terrible racket (rattles) on all but the smoothest surface. They are Shimano Sora's apart from upgrading which would be quite an expensive option does anyone have any experince with type of problem and can offer some help

Thanks

Bruce

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  • cjcpcjcp Posts: 13,345
    Is something loose inside the shifter? Alternatively, are any of the cables tapping against the frame (which might happen if the cable outer is too long)?
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  • deswellerdesweller Posts: 5,271
    You can also get rattly shifter syndrome if the brakes are a bit gunked up (no cable tension when the lever is released).
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  • El GordoEl Gordo Posts: 394
    desweller wrote:
    You can also get rattly shifter syndrome if the brakes are a bit gunked up (no cable tension when the lever is released).

    That would be my suggestion too. If the noise goes away when you rest your fingers against the levers then you probably just need to clean and grease the caliper pivots and brake cables.
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