ok, my search on the above topic yielded nothing, though I'm sure this has come up before:
My rear 9-speed Deore LX rapidfire + shift lever is sticking, well not the lever but the internal gear or "catch" that shifts it to a larger cog in back. I can spray the crap out of the inside with some teflon spray and work it free, but it eventually just gums up again - so that when you push the lever with your thumb, nothing catches, and obviously no shift. If I keep pushing the lever it eventually catches to a allow a shift, then it's back to square one. Shifting to a higher gear (smaller cog) is not a problem.
I ride year round in Michigan, and this happens quite often in the winter so I've switched most of my bikes to gripshift, which does not suffer the same problem, no matter how cold it is. Of course now it's 70-80 degrees and this one shifter is still a PITA.
Any hints or is it junk?
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