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    7spd Shimano shifter replacement

    Hi guys. I'm a newb so bear with me. I inherited a 1994 Trek Mountain Track 850 recently. I put a set of Bontrager H2 26x2.0's on it and lubed it up hoping to make it a cheap commuter. One problem... the 7-spd shifter doesn't do anything. It's a Shimano Alivio MC11 Rapidfire. Took a look inside it and it appears that some of the parts are gone... so I need a replacement.

    After searching around the net and on Amazon, it looks like a Shimano ST-EF51 might be the most economical plan. Any guidance would be greatly appreciated! With some reading material, I can handle the mechanical aspects, just don't have much money to spend.

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    Re: 7spd Shimano shifter replacement

    Internals gone? That's a new problem. I was going to say that style shifter tends to gum up and shoot some WD and some lube in there.
    Gone? Why would someone gut a shifter?

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    You might try posting this over in the VRC forum. Lots of 7 speed users over there.
    Zip ties? Not on my bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by davez26 View Post
    Internals gone? That's a new problem. I was going to say that style shifter tends to gum up and shoot some WD and some lube in there.
    Gone? Why would someone gut a shifter?

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    I doubt if it was on purpose. I figured the last owner took it apart trying to fix it. He was a friend of mine so it sounds very feasible.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeff View Post
    You might try posting this over in the VRC forum. Lots of 7 speed users over there.
    VRC forum?

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    There was a similar thread I replied to last week. Maybe it will fit your needs as well:
    Need advice with a shifter upgrade oh and VRC is vintage, retro & classic forum...

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