I'm trying to change my worn-out gripshifts to some Shimano rapidfire levers that I've had hanging around for ages. Trouble is, I can only get it to shift between cog 8 and 4. It won't shift up to the biggest three cogs - even when it's not connected.
I've had the cover off and smothered it in lube, but I can't fix it. I'm reluctant to take it apart; it looks like a watch inside. Any advice greatly received.
If it's knackered, what's a half-decent replacement? It's on my everyday transport/pootling about bike, so not really heavy usage.
I should add that I would be OK to stick with gripshifters, if there is a good one available.
Sram trigger shifters wont index with a shimano rear mech so you have to have the full set but X4 stuff is crap..rear mech fail and the shifters are brittle plastic.
You will get Shimano 8 speed shifters for similar money and you can use the XT rear derailleur, I have a 8 speed Shimanp brake/shift combo set for £20 brand new, I stripped a new bike for a customer who wanted the frame so I have a whole set of bits going up for grabs if that's of interest to you.
Thanks Fergie. I have XT brake levers and V-brakes, which I would prefer to hang on to.
I take it my old Trigger shifter is broken if it will only go from 8 to 4? I'm not familiar with the Shimano off-road stuff, so what's the difference between Altus, Alivio etc?
As I said, this is my general transport bike, with road tyres, so it doesn't need heavy duty stuff.
Now it's between an Alivio trigger shifter and Sram Attack grip shifter, both under £20 for the RH only. I might go for the SRAM gripshift option, as the LH grip shift on the bike still works fine. I know lots of people don't like gripshift, but I'm not bothered either way. A quick Google shows some positive reviews of the SRAM product.