Dérailleur Problem, but it was fun!

A bicycle came in for a service today with a dérailleur problem. It looked quite routine until I found out that neither of the gear controls was working at all.

Off came the handlebar grips, off came the brake levers and finally off came the gear controls. I was then able to look inside the gear controls properly.

The controls contained small pawls which engaged on a ratchet to hold each gear in it’s correct place. All of the pawls were seized in both controls. WD40 and much pawl wiggling finally solved the problem.

I spent the whole morning “servicing” this bicycle. Did I charge extra? Of course not. I like to please my customers.

Dérailleur problem solved!

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