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by Laowai_1
30 May 2018, 6:47pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: How long to wait for post to be approved ?
Replies: 2
Views: 6892

Re: How long to wait for post to be approved ?

I'm replying to myself and would like to close this post, if I knew how! The message I got from the system telling me that my first post required moderator approval also advised me that I would be notified, at my chosen email address, when this had been done. I now see that my first post has appeare...
by Laowai_1
30 May 2018, 6:43pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?

Some of the old higher end front mechs used to have a spring tension adjustment, usually a little allen fitting on a sort of cam barrel. Not sure if LX models did though. How does the resistance feel if you pull the cable away from the down tube a bit by hand? Hmm, thanks for this comment. I must g...
by Laowai_1
30 May 2018, 6:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?

Disconnect the cable at the mech, lightly hold the cable end and operate the shifter. Note the amount of effort required. Now create some slack in the cable and release the first bit of gear outer at its far end ( down tube braze on, probably). Create a few inches of bare inner cable adjacent to th...
by Laowai_1
30 May 2018, 6:21pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Re: Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?

foxyrider wrote:Replace the cables - inner and outer - will almost certainly save changing anything else.


These are new cables -Jagwire - inner and outer
by Laowai_1
30 May 2018, 6:18pm
Forum: Using the Forum - request help : report difficulties
Topic: How long to wait for post to be approved ?
Replies: 2
Views: 6892

How long to wait for post to be approved ?

I submitted my first post to this forum yesterday, receiving a message from the system that my post had to be approved by a Moderator.

How long does this process take?
by Laowai_1
29 May 2018, 12:32pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?
Replies: 14
Views: 1210

Very stiff Front derailleur shifter - why? What possible replacement?

I'm doing detailed planning on refurbishing my 28 year old Raleigh Dynatech MTB. One issue is the Front Dérailleur shifter: it has become so stiff on changing to a larger chain-ring as to be too difficult to use. The objective of this forum post is to get some guesses as to why, to request a remedy ...