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    Rear Shifter cable squeaking?

    Has anyone ever had such a thing? I took the EVO out Saturday and rode and such, everything was good afterwards. I washed it up when I got back, and then today I was messing around with it and noticed when I am trying to shift to a lower gear in the rear the cable is squeaking where it first leaves the covered area to run down the top tube, then it squeaks again where it leaves cover again to run along the frame to the derailleur. So I'm not sure if maybe its where water got in there between the frame and the cable or what? Any suggestions? Thanks!

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    Drip some chain lube in the housings. That should help out and keep your shifting smooth.

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    Mine was doing the exact same thing. Just finished cleaning and lubing the cable, and problem solved.

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    Sounds like you got some water in there. Try not to spray your bike... Remove cable and draw it through a towel with tri flow on it to clean and lube the cable. Re insert and attach the cable. Check indexing.


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    Quote Originally Posted by RSDSav View Post
    Drip some chain lube in the housings. That should help out and keep your shifting smooth.
    Quote Originally Posted by Flatfoot View Post
    Mine was doing the exact same thing. Just finished cleaning and lubing the cable, and problem solved.
    Quote Originally Posted by DriverB View Post
    Sounds like you got some water in there. Try not to spray your bike... Remove cable and draw it through a towel with tri flow on it to clean and lube the cable. Re insert and attach the cable. Check indexing.


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    Alrighty I will try that out tomorrow after work and let you guys know if it fixes the issue. I was assuming it was water as well, I just didn't know the best way to take care of it. Thanks for the advice everyone!

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    I applied some chain lube to the spots I mentioned and it seems to have solved the problem. Thanks for the advice, now I know for future reference!

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