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Broken gripshifter. Repair or remove it?
#1
Today, one of my grip shifter (for the back shifting) is broken. I've only ride the bike for less than 6 months.

Unfortunately, my chain is now off the gears. So there is almost no way to get the chain back on because the shifter is not in the correct place.

Is there a quick/alternative way to adjust the shifter so I can get my chain on the gear? Thus, at least I can ride.

Or is it a good idea to simply remove the whole back derailleur and also cut some sections of chain? maybe a lot of labor for this approach.

I just want to get the bike going ASAP.

Thanks all for suggestions!
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#2
if you cut the cable it relax to high gear in the rear, if the limit screws were set proper it should be fine, just harder to peddle at first. I prefer to replace with trigger shifter pods and new grips vs the gripshifters that I am not a fan of. what speed is your rear cluster?
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#3
Thanks so much...I was surprised that it's so easy a fix if you understand how it works. I didn't even cut the cable.

I always thought the derailleur are difficult. It turns out such a simple concept and design.The key is the limit screws. Thanks for bringing that up. I researched and found out how they restrict the movements of the rear Derailleur. I guess the screw was too loose and the chain could always potentially spin off. Maybe that caused the gripshifter break earlier than expected.

I usually just put everything to middle since most of the ride is on urban roads. The grip shifters are easily to be rotated by accident. That's definitely not as good a design as trigger shifters.

a good video on that:
http://www.madegood.org/bikes/repair/set-a-limit-screw-on-a-rear-derailleur/


(08-05-2014, 06:55 AM)painkiller Wrote:  if you cut the cable it relax to high gear in the rear, if the limit screws were set proper it should be fine, just harder to peddle at first. I prefer to replace with trigger shifter pods and new grips vs the gripshifters that I am not a fan of. what speed is your rear cluster?
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