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Clean, Lube & Repair Shimano Integrated Brake Shifters (Brifters)

I show how to fix most STI type road bike shifters that are not working by simply cleaning and lubricating them. You don’t even need to take them apart. Most times it’s just old grease that doesn’t let the pawls move freely. There are usually not broken parts. These are Shimano ST-6400 shifters (Shimano 600/Ultegra). …Read more »

How To Replace Shifter Cable On SRAM Grip Shift SRT 200i Shifters

I go through the steps of how to replace the shifter cable on SRAM Grip Shift 200i shifters.

Replacing Shimano Revoshift With SRAM Grip Shift Shifters

I replace Shimano Revoshift shifters with SRAM Grip Shift shifters. I also replace the Shimano Rapid Rise Mega Range rear derailler (low-normal) with a more common (high-norma) operating Shimano Deore derailleur. The bike is a Gary Fisher.

How To Fix Rapid Fire Shifter – Shimano Alivio Repair

I show how to fix a RapidFire/trigger shifter that won’t catch/shift, in this case, a Shimano Alivio ST MC10 shifter, but the repair is similar for most trigger shifters. The common problem is the pawls get gunked up and don’t move smoothly. They generally just need to been cleaned and lubed so that the pawls …Read more »

How To Repair Stiff Bike Shifters

I explain the common causes of stiff shifting and show how to fix them. The shifters on this bike were very stiff. The main problem was an old rusty shift cable and bent crimped cable housings. Even though this is a mountain bike with trigger shifters, the concepts are the same for GripShift shifters and …Read more »