Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the March Giveaway to Win the 700c Kent Retro Bicycle worth $399


Little string inside shifter is broken. What should I do?
#1
Hi everyone,

I have a Trek 7000 (93/94) still with tons of original parts on her.
A few weeks ago, the rear shifter broke, not shifting to the lighter gears, but was still shifting to the heavier ones.

When I opened it, I saw that a little spring inside it was broke.

Just like the one seen here:
http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/deoredx/reductions/P2004.09.08-12.00.07-3849.01.html

I can't find this spring anywhere. What should I do?

Is there a specific name for it?

Those are the pictures of the actual shifter and rear derailleur.

Thanks for any info you can share.
  Reply
#2
Get a new shifter. If a bike co-op or used bike store is near you may be able to find a left only, otherwise you will have to purchase a set.
  Reply
#3
Do I have to get a 7 speed one, or can I get an 8 speed one and just hold the derailleur with the adjustment screws?
Thanks!
  Reply
#4
Has nothing to do with the stops on the derailleur - those control how far the derailleur moves, and you aren't changing the cassette. It may or may not work -here's a thread that discusses it or you can Google "8 speed shifter with 7 speed cassette"

http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/30530-8-speed-shifter-7-speed-cassette.html
  Reply
#5
Thanks for you quick reply!
This should do it, no?
http://www.dx.com/p/shimano-3-x-7-21-speed-mountain-shifters-kit-black-pair-107900#.U_dAtLy97Gs
  Reply
#6
Yes, or with a Google search you can find just the shifter for a bit less, if compatible with your levers.
http://www.excelcycle.com/shimano-altus-sl-m310-7-speed-right-shifter.html?source=googleps&gclid=Cj0KEQjw1NufBRCx8ayaqY2t6KkBEiQA2nLWm-VeAU6HVWhJ3t6W_ih4tS5NgFQJVP9df_UN5Rnx4wQaAl-R8P8HAQ
  Reply
#7
take a pic of said spring, I may have one to mail you
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply
#8
(08-22-2014, 01:18 PM)painkiller Wrote:  take a pic of said spring, I may have one to mail you

I'll post the pic tomorrow!!! Thanks so much!
  Reply
#9
(08-22-2014, 01:31 PM)jeracravo Wrote:  
(08-22-2014, 01:18 PM)painkiller Wrote:  take a pic of said spring, I may have one to mail you

I'll post the pic tomorrow!!! Thanks so much!
Ok, I will check it out when you post them and get back asap. The 93' Trek 7000's were pretty nice bikes and in decent shape still have some value. If you swap parts and mix and match shifters and so on really dumps the value. plus with integrated lever/shifters your cost would be a new set of pods and levers. If we/you can repair what you have, it will help retain the value you have left and @ minimal cost to you.Plus help with keeping the component quality level the same as or better than and of era. All of which may or may not be important to you.
There are two kinds of people in the world, "Those who help themselves to people, and those who help people!"
  Reply
#10
Thanks @painkiller!

She's not an immaculate original.
I changed handlebar, stem, seat, seat post and tires but I have all original parts.
I don't think I'll ever sell her because when I was younger and used to race MTB back in Brazil, the 7000 was my dream bike Smile
Now I bought mine for $150 bucks and she still runs GREAT! Better than all my friends new cheap bikes.
I just ordered a new chain to her and I plan to keep her as much original as I can without compromising the ride quality due to age and/or design of components.
  Reply
#11
Took me a while to post back but here I am:

- I already got two new shifters/levers that I'll switch this weekend.

- Painkiller: thanks for the offer. I'll let you know if the new shifters work ok.

Anyways, here are the pics of the spring just for database's sake Wink
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
2,549
08-02-2021, 07:23 AM
Last Post: Blank.Toogii
 
9,979
01-04-2016, 07:57 PM
Last Post: Painkiller
 
12,618
01-13-2015, 05:28 AM
Last Post: benj
 
24,868
09-18-2014, 09:29 AM
Last Post: cny-man
 
15,055
06-06-2014, 04:17 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
 
31,173
08-04-2013, 10:39 AM
Last Post: velobill
 
10,831
03-27-2012, 01:09 PM
Last Post: DaveM

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
Decision-Decisions
Yesterday 10:00 PM
Rear hub issue
Yesterday 09:42 PM
Modern rims crack at spoke holes
Yesterday 09:32 PM
Why It's Impossible For Steel Frames To ...
Yesterday 09:20 PM
Best "sole vehicle" ebike for short ride...
Yesterday 03:22 PM
Tyres keep popping off wheels...
04-12-2024 10:20 PM
Cannondale Transport Fork Mount Rack for...
04-12-2024 06:34 PM
State Bicycle Carbon All-Road
04-12-2024 05:45 AM
help with year of manufacture (Gary Fish...
04-12-2024 02:29 AM
What New Year's Cycling Resolutions Do Y...
04-11-2024 02:32 AM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. Frankly
23 posts
no avatar 2. Jesper
21 posts
no avatar 3. enkei
21 posts
no avatar 4. Painkiller
19 posts
no avatar 5. ReapThaWhirlwind
10 posts