Spring Break!

WhiteGiant

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NO! Not that one!

This one! Inside my gear shifter lever...



I can still change gears, but the shifter won't spring back to its original position afterwards.
I have to do it manually (and it's chafing above my fingernail).
I have already bought a second-hand set on Yahoo auction, but unfortunately, they won't be ready in time for me to join Philip tomorrow at Otsuki :warau:
Next weekend though, if the weather permits, it might be time to see about that "Fuji" ride.
Travis
 

andywood

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Travis,

Those look like Shimano shifters? Do you know about the returns policy? Send them to Shimano and they will fix them free of charge if it's a mechanical thing like that. (However, I think they are charging for 9 speed and below from this year - a nominal 2000 yen fee or something like that). Same goes for derailleurs too.

Lever problems have happened to me so many times that it's well worth having a few spare ones so you're not inconvenienced when they are away being repaired. I just raid the spares bin at the bike shop.

If you do want some more levers, I noticed there was a real assortment of used ones in the 500 yen corner too. Let me know if you need some.

Andy

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WhiteGiant

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Just arrived!

Travis,

Those look like Shimano shifters? Do you know about the returns policy? Send them to Shimano and they will fix them free of charge if it's a mechanical thing like that. (However, I think they are charging for 9 speed and below from this year - a nominal 2000 yen fee or something like that). Same goes for derailleurs too.
Lever problems have happened to me so many times that it's well worth having a few spare ones so you're not inconvenienced when they are away being repaired. I just raid the spares bin at the bike shop.
If you do want some more levers, I noticed there was a real assortment of used ones in the 500 yen corner too. Let me know if you need some.

Andy
www.jyonnobitime.com/time
Hey Andy,
Thanks for the information - I didn't know they (Shimano) would fix them.
By the way, you were spot-on! They are Shimano. The older 9-speed model (7600?)

Basically, I just panicked. I know if I had waited one day, I could have easily dropped by the LBS and seen what spares he may have had lying around.
I simply did the only pro-active thing I could think of at the time - Order on-line!
Anyway, they're here now :D



I will take your advice, and get the old ones fixed (even if it costs ¥2,000) so I have a set of spares.

Thanks again! Travis