Anonymous asked in SportsCycling · 1 month ago

Replacing Bicycle Gear Shifter?

If a gear shifter on a pushbike is replaced, do you need to re-index the gears with the derailleur? Or only adjust the tension of the gear cable?


2 Answers

  • 1 month ago

    Adjusting the cable tension does index your gears. What kind of shifter do you have anyway?

    • Fat Boss
      Lv 5
      4 weeks agoReport

      How so? Most everything on my derailleur evolves around the barrel adjustment and cable anchor.

  • 1 month ago

    If you're really, REALLY lucky, you'll only need to adjust the tension on the cable.  But why take chances?  Step-by-step instructions can be found on the Park Tool website on how to index both the front & rear derailleur - which you never stated.

    There's also videos on YouTube.  All ya have to do is search for it.

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