Shimano RSX--derailleur cable-help

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James Cassatt

Mar 6, 2004, 5:18:06 PM3/6/04
I am trying to change the rear derailleur cable on a road bike
equipped with Shimano RSX 8 speed STI shifters. It is not at all
clear how to get the old cable off. For the front shifter the cable
slides out of a hole on the outboard side. However, pushing on the
loose rear cable just seems to push it into the housing. Help



Sheldon Brown

Mar 6, 2004, 5:55:01 PM3/6/04
James Cassatt wrote:

Rear is the same, but with each of them you need to shift to the
slackest cable position first, (low front, high rear) to get the access
hole to line up.

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Mar 7, 2004, 12:51:02 PM3/7/04
I'm also having a problem. I got the cable changed on my RSX 7-speed
STI shifter, but couldn't get it to shift the rear derailleur, so I
tightened the cable, and continued to do so as the shifter still
failed to shift. Eventually, it stopped even pulling the cable, now,
I can't get the shifter to slacken the cable, nor can I see the cable
in its usual track inside the shifter.


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