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Old 11-30-19, 07:58 PM
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Friction shifter won't stay on lowest gear

Hi everyone,

The rear shifter on my bike won't stay on the lowest gear. Reading some of the threads online, I was tightening the screw on the shifter when I found that there is a crack on the top plate/washer, the plate right beneath the friction adjustment screw, on the shifter (I might have cracked it while tightening it I'm not sure).

But I don't think friction is the problem as down shifting requires A LOT of pulling on the lever, significantly more so compared to the front derailleur. I'm not sure what's going on here.

What should I look into? If I have to replace the cracked part, is there a cheaper modern part? These older parts are stupid expensive.

Thanks
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