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3 Spd Lever Assembly.

Discussion in 'HOW TO' started by wheelhorseman, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. wheelhorseman

    wheelhorseman

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    I bought a nice older Huffy ladies bike with the 3 speed. It has a black plastic cover at the lever with one screw. Anyway the plastic cover was busted and the cable wouldnt stay still, Took the screw out and everything fell apart before i could see how it was assembled.

    Can someone tell me how or show me where the parts go? Not much to it other than a tiny ball a piece of plastic and the base and lever but i cant figure it out.

    I assume its a Shimano but dont know how to tell what model. This looks like all 3 speeds i have ever seen.
     
  2. Jpromo

    Jpromo

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    I've never had luck with that shifter, they're poorly designed. There's a little plastic barrel that's supposed to hold you in gear. I'll dig mine out and pull it apart.
     
  3. wheelhorseman

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    Thanks but i got it figured out after dropping that detent ball 100 times. I agree thats a poor design.
     
  4. deorman

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    It's pretty cheap, but simple and relatively weather resistant and trouble free. Not securing the detent ball within the lever is definitely a poor design feature. :roll: :|
     

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