Rear derailleur shifter doesn't "click" anymore
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    Rear derailleur shifter doesn't "click" anymore

    I have an older (1998) set of Mirage 8 speed shifters and the rear derailleur ergo shifter doesn't make the clicking noise anymore when you shift up or down. It still shifts either direction, but it is not precise, more of a continuous shift without the click. I went to brandford bike to try and figure out which part might need to be replaced, but really don't have any idea. Does anyone know what part I would need to fix this? Here's the link with the parts diagram: http://www.branfordbike.com/brake/brk04b.html
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    At a minimum you might need part #4 but better get #6 and #9 as well.

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    Call them, you`ll need a standard re-build kit with the springs and stuff, once you have it apart, get the whole job done!

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    Sluice & lube first

    Before going the rebuild route, you should first flush it out with WD-40 (or any aerosol solvent) and then squirt some TriFlow or ProLink in there. Shift through the gears many times while doing this. It may just be gunked up rather than needing a rebuild. If the problem exists after the sluice & lube, you're not out anything and you can procede with the rebulid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by divve
    At a minimum you might need part #4 but better get #6 and #9 as well.
    On the 8 speed shifters the g springs and button return spring are the only things that routinely fail. Out of a bunch of 8 speed ergo levers I have had to replace 1 g spring carrier and I have never seen an index wheel fail . It is a shame that the button units and the button return springs are not available from Branford .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kerry Irons
    Before going the rebuild route, you should first flush it out with WD-40 (or any aerosol solvent) and then squirt some TriFlow or ProLink in there. Shift through the gears many times while doing this. It may just be gunked up rather than needing a rebuild. If the problem exists after the sluice & lube, you're not out anything and you can procede with the rebulid.

    Thanks, I'll try this 1st.

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