New: Take part in the February 2020 BikeRide Giveaway for a Proviz REFLECT360 Cycling Jacket

Welcome guest! Register or sign in to participate in the cycling discussions.

7 Gear Grip Shifter Pulls out of Low Gears
My kid's Shimano grip shifter won't stay in anything but 7th gear. If we shift into a lower gear, it seems like tension pulls it right back to 7. I've loosened the barrel adjusters as much as possible. Can it be that the cable is just too short? Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.
Have you checked the cable tension? Shift it into the lowest gear, on the rear derailleur unscrew the bolt that holds the cable, give the cable some tension and tighten the screw. Then mess around with the adjusters.
this link should be really helpful


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Grip shift gear on kids bike difficult to turn lunerfish 16 104,507 10-27-2019, 08:29 PM
Last Post: Will L.
  Chain slipping off gear shifter(?) ashw 4 6,486 07-29-2016, 07:42 PM
Last Post: GeorgeET
  Grip Shifter Replacement Barlong 3 8,235 09-08-2015, 03:58 PM
Last Post: elmore leonard
  Throaty Whine or Low Pitch Whistle Gutgenug 6 7,184 07-09-2015, 03:54 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Mystery twist grip shifter Bunter 3 13,484 10-25-2014, 07:27 AM
Last Post: Daccordidavid
  Rear derailer refuses to travel from top to low gear bike adventurers 6 5,543 08-28-2014, 06:07 PM
Last Post: bike adventurers
  Attaching Power Grip straps Ben1981 5 4,523 08-14-2014, 11:00 PM
Last Post: GeorgeET
  Shifter moves all the way to high gear by itself juxpin 2 4,776 07-16-2014, 08:31 AM
Last Post: DaveM
  Mongoose Gear Shifter/V Brake not going back past 4 Suresh 2 4,881 07-05-2014, 07:48 AM
Last Post: Suresh
  How to disassemble low end fork Higgins617 5 10,547 05-05-2014, 03:09 AM
Last Post: Higgins617

Forum Jump: