? On shifter cable/ housing- Mtbr.com
Results 1 to 10 of 10
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    11

    ? On shifter cable/ housing

    I just got my elite ds. Do i need to lube/grease the shifter/housing before first ride or when? Thanks.

  2. #2
    What could go wrong ...
    Reputation: Zoke2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,996
    you shouldnt have to ... wait til they are giving you problems then clean and lube them
    I used to ride to Win ... Now I ride to Grin

    While my guitar gently weeps, my bike sits there mocking me

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    11
    They were giving problems, simce the bike was ghost shifting, i had both the front and bsck derailur adjusted and found the cable housing fibers stretched. I hope i make sense. What lube is used or recommended.

  4. #4
    What could go wrong ...
    Reputation: Zoke2's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Posts
    1,996
    i usually just drip Pro Link chain lube down the housing til it drips out then I flip it the other way and let it drip on a rag til it stops dripping

    "found the cable housing fibers stretched" ... how could you tell they were stretched?
    I used to ride to Win ... Now I ride to Grin

    While my guitar gently weeps, my bike sits there mocking me

  5. #5
    Pimpmobile
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2010
    Posts
    487
    Honestly, the cables these bikes ship with aren't the best!

    I replaced my not so old cables with a Jagwire Ripcord kit and noticed a vast improvement.
    "Fear not the ob-stackles in your path"

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    11
    The "clamp" end was loose and it just can off and saw the fibers. I hope i am expaining this correctly.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2010
    Posts
    11
    just returned from a from a ride, started off with no iseues with the bike shifting gears on its own until i started climbing hills, both deraillurs were adjusted yesterday, along with the cables, rear deraillur does not look bent, what else could be the problem the chain on the elite ds? Help a newbie please.

  8. #8
    S*it Happens!
    Reputation: Moto Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,017
    Sticky link in the chain. Pedal it in reverse and watch the chain. You'll notice the tight links because they won't sit down on the cogs cleanly.


    If you don't get your answer here...you could give Google a shot.
    -_0
    _ `\<,_
    (+)/ (+)
    Like life…the trail is unpredictable...

  9. #9
    mtbr member
    Reputation: Lule's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    473
    Quote Originally Posted by HamfisT
    Honestly, the cables these bikes ship with aren't the best!

    I replaced my not so old cables with a Jagwire Ripcord kit and noticed a vast improvement.
    Agreed! The cables are the worst.

  10. #10
    S*it Happens!
    Reputation: Moto Rider's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    1,017
    Quote Originally Posted by Lule
    Agreed! The cables are the worst.

    Can’t be worse then any other big name brand…Out of all the post in this forum. This is the first complaint on this subject.
    Last edited by Moto Rider; 08-12-2010 at 04:19 AM.
    -_0
    _ `\<,_
    (+)/ (+)
    Like life…the trail is unpredictable...

Members who have read this thread: 0

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

THE SITE

ABOUT MTBR

VISIT US AT

© Copyright 2019 VerticalScope Inc. All rights reserved.