Re: 9 Spd 2001 Front Ergo problem
- From: Sir Ridesalot <i_am_cycle_pathic@xxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 9 Mar 2011 20:56:46 -0800 (PST)
On Mar 9, 11:47 pm, AMuzi <a...@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
Sir Ridesalot wrote:
I put a new inner shifter cable onto my 2001 front Mirage Ergo lever.
I didn't realize that the nipple was a bit too big for it. I finally
got the cable out again and installed another one with a proper
diameter nipple. However I now have a problem when trying to shift the
front derailleur. The Ergo shifting mechanism works fine shifting up
and down as long as there is no pressure on it from the derailleur. I
can hold the cable in my hand and pull it very hard and the lever will
shift upwards. For some reason as soon as I anchor the cable to the
front derailleur the shifter is very hard to shift. I'm not going to
force it because I'm afraid of breaking something inside the lever.
I'm really puzzled as to why the shifter works fine in both directions
until I attach the cable to the derailleur. BTW, even when attached it
shifts down to the smaller ring fine. It just doesn't want to shift up
to the big ring.
I'm running a 34 - 50 double crankset.
I really hope this will be a simple fix.
Do I need the metal cable housing end-cap on the end that goes into
the shifter part of the Ergo lever? I think so but I want to be sure.
Any advice will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks and cheers from Peter
Is the gear wire attached across the top side of the bolt?
Running the wire below the bolt changes the leverage
drastically. More than one would expect.
Then start checking the control system for an errant or
damaged ferrule, crimped casing, misrouted path in some manner.
Open every day since 1 April, 1971
When you asked about the bolt, is it the derailleur cable anchor bolt
you are talking about?
I have the front shifter cable housing looped around the head tube and
anchored on the right and the cable then crossing the rear cable under
the downtube. This was done so that the cable housing does not rub
against the head tube.
I'll check the bottom bracket cable guide again tomorrow.
Thanks for the advice.
Cheers from Peter
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