I've tried to adjust the front derailleur orientation, height and the low and high limits, as well as the cable tightness, but nothing seems to remedy the force.
This morning, I took the shifter apart, suspecting that something would be broken inside it, but everything seemed OK.
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I put it back together, but it still doesn't click and I have to use both hands to turn the lever to get it to the biggest gear.
I suspect that there's still something wrong going on in the shifter, though.
If I gently pull the cable underneath the body, the shifter rotates. It shouldn't do that, should it? Some of the revoshifts are actually friction and just don't click period, while others are pseudo-friction they click in small increments so you can trim your shifts - I suspect you have the latter.
They are also the bargain bin parts less than 20 dollars for a set , and thus are built with low quality and things often go wrong. Pretty much all you can do is check that the cable tension is OK, the cable isn't caught on anything and the derailleur is set up properly If the shifter is gunked up, sometimes flushing it with WD40 helps, but thats just a temporary fix.
As suggested in this question , I recommend throwing out the RevoShift shifters if they start to cause problems and then replacing them with some other cheap shifters maybe switch the left on a cheap thumb friction shifter, or a Shimano trigger shifter with the same number of speeds, or a SRAM Attack front shifter if you want to stick with twist. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered.
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Thanks for any help in advance! Did you try lubricating the cable?
Batman Batman Dunno about RevoShift in particular, but I know that when I was rehabbing bikes for charity the twist shifters were the single component most likely to need replacement. Batman I checked the local bicycle parts shop, and the exact same shifter is 4. Of the two options, the MRX Comp 3.
But if you have to go gripshift, the MRX comp is probably the better choice. Also, note that how good shifting occurs is dependent on how well the cables are routed and installed to some extent.
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