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    Sticky shifter help

    I have XTR thumb shifters, & on the front derailiur shifter, when I shift up to a larger ring, the large(thumb) shifter is sluggish returning to it's position. Cables look good, so I assume it's internal to the shifter itself. Is there a way to service or clean these(that isn't rocket science)?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Vance in AK.
    I have XTR thumb shifters, & on the front derailiur shifter, when I shift up to a larger ring, the large(thumb) shifter is sluggish returning to it's position. Cables look good, so I assume it's internal to the shifter itself. Is there a way to service or clean these(that isn't rocket science)?
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    My rear Deore shifter was sticking when I used the multiple gear shift down(click, click, click), I just undid the bottom cover and sprayed some lube in there and it is working fine now. NOt sure if the XTR is the same setup.
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    Searches can do wonders....and it doesn't sound like you have thumb shifters, you probably have rapidfires... Shimano shifter pod issue
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    Thanks guys. That's what I needed.
    And yes, they are rapidfires, I just inapproiately used the label thumb shifters as opposed to twist type. My mistake.
    Vance in AK.

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