19 June 2011

notes on replacing a broken shifter cable on your 10-speed

- make sure you have replacement cable
- make sure you have appropriate cable housing
- use a little wrench to loosen bolt that holds cable in place
- pull out old cable
- feed in new cable, grease it where it will be covered by housing
- replace housing
- make sure you have that silver cap that sits in the cable stop
- feed the cable through the lower cable housing and wrap around    bottom derailer (move shift lever to highest gear)
- tighten bolt that clamps cable in derailer, pull cable tight and lock    down bolt
- trip extra cable with wire clippers
- test ride bike


A gnarly hill and marine climate wreaked some havoc on my vintage Schwinn, but Fortuna is in fine shape now.

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