So I was going downhill and I wiped out, falling directly into a sandy shoulder. My bike was fine, except for the fact that I now have issues with my rear shifter. After the crash, they feel somewhat gritty when shifting, and somehow it's lost a gear detent, so my 9 speed shifter became an 8 speed shifter. It still shifts fine, but the crash may have knocked a gear out of it...
What might have happened? Do you all think that somehow sand got into my shifter as I crashed in a sandy shoulder, gunking up the inside and causing me to lose a gear? Is there any way to fix this, because I've tried the WD-40 trick to attempt to clean out the shifter, but It's done nothing so far. I flushed it out afterwards with compressed air.
Any help or advice would be awesome, thanks!
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