From: "Dr. Paul Williams" <castell5@sympatico.ca>
To: <classicrendezvous@bikelist.org>
Date: Sat, 4 Aug 2007 14:46:22 -0400
Subject: [CR]Autoshifting

I am about to put my Raleigh up on the stand tonight to try to solve the problem I have been having with autoshifting. The cable guides on my frameset run beneath the BB shell and for the longest time I ran the cables bare through these. When rebuilding the bike with SR parts a few years ago I had the bright (and maybe bone-headed) idea of using some left over pieces of brake cable housing between the guides to keep the cables clear of crud. I have a feeling now though that this set-up may be contributing to the dreadful autoshifting I am experiencing (I have read Sheldon's piece on this and have tried to lube the cable - but the housing may be full of crap or the cable may be catching somewhere). Any ideas from the group?

An autoshift of two or three gears on a climb is hell with a 52-42 and a 12-19 freewheel!!!

Thanks in advance,

Paul Williams, Ottawa (but on a long weekend break in Kingston) ON, Canada.