Servicing RSX shifters?



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Chris Eilbeck

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Does anyone have any clues for servicing RSX shifters? Occasionally I
have a to try a few times when shifting to a smaller cog on my road
bike. This tends to happen first thing in the morning, once it's
working it's fine, which makes me think it just needs a blast with an
air line and some relubrication. I'm guessing this thing is fully of
tiny screw and springs though so I'm not gonna go investigating just
yet ;o)

Chris
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Bill

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"Chris Eilbeck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
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> Does anyone have any clues for servicing RSX shifters? Occasionally I
> have a to try a few times when shifting to a smaller cog on my road
> bike. This tends to happen first thing in the morning, once it's
> working it's fine, which makes me think it just needs a blast with an
> air line and some relubrication. I'm guessing this thing is fully of
> tiny screw and springs though so I'm not gonna go investigating just
> yet ;o)


That's how the demise of my RSX front shifter began. A blast with an
airline, then a good wash out with WD40 would cure it for a few weeks until
the problem reappeared. I eentually sourced a new one off the US ebay site
and have had no problems since. Once the new one was installed I attempted
to dismantle the old one. Unless you are very mechanically able, don't
bother!
Bill
 
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Chris Eilbeck

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"Bill" <[email protected]> writes:

> "Chris Eilbeck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
> news:[email protected]
>> Does anyone have any clues for servicing RSX shifters? Occasionally I
>> have a to try a few times when shifting to a smaller cog on my road
>> bike. This tends to happen first thing in the morning, once it's
>> working it's fine, which makes me think it just needs a blast with an
>> air line and some relubrication. I'm guessing this thing is fully of
>> tiny screw and springs though so I'm not gonna go investigating just
>> yet ;o)

>
> That's how the demise of my RSX front shifter began. A blast with
> an airline, then a good wash out with WD40 would cure it for a few
> weeks until the problem reappeared. I eentually sourced a new one
> off the US ebay site and have had no problems since. Once the new
> one was installed I attempted to dismantle the old one. Unless you
> are very mechanically able, don't bother!


Can't seem to find any instructions or servicing manuals anywhere so
sod it, they can stay as they are.

Chris
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Andy M

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Chris Eilbeck wrote:
> "Bill" <[email protected]> writes:
>
>
>>"Chris Eilbeck" <[email protected]> wrote in message
>>news:[email protected]
>>
>>>Does anyone have any clues for servicing RSX shifters? Occasionally I
>>>have a to try a few times when shifting to a smaller cog on my road
>>>bike. This tends to happen first thing in the morning, once it's
>>>working it's fine, which makes me think it just needs a blast with an
>>>air line and some relubrication. I'm guessing this thing is fully of
>>>tiny screw and springs though so I'm not gonna go investigating just
>>>yet ;o)

>>
>>That's how the demise of my RSX front shifter began. A blast with
>>an airline, then a good wash out with WD40 would cure it for a few
>>weeks until the problem reappeared. I eentually sourced a new one
>>off the US ebay site and have had no problems since. Once the new
>>one was installed I attempted to dismantle the old one. Unless you
>>are very mechanically able, don't bother!

>
>
> Can't seem to find any instructions or servicing manuals anywhere so
> sod it, they can stay as they are.
>


Not familiar with RSX. Are they the ratchet STI type? If so, I
wouldn't even bother taking them apart.

My STX shifter broke, and could only grab 2 of the 3 positions, so did
the easy thing and sourced a new leftover stock one. Took it apart out
of curiosity and decided instantly that it was not user servicable.

I've never had any luck finding any Shimano manuals for non-current stuff.

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MartinM

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Andy M wrote:

> Not familiar with RSX. Are they the ratchet STI type? If so, I
> wouldn't even bother taking them apart.


there were 2 types of LH shifter, a ratchet and a 3 position; I have
the latter. The only 7 spd replacement for them is Sora which is a
shame as they are greatly inferior. Ebay occasionally throws them up
(and just one side it you're lucky)
 

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