ironhanglider wrote:lolmanic wrote:Hi all,
Spent some time reading this thread as I've just started on my journey to try out cycling and in the process inherited my gf's dad's old bike, which it turns out is a Ricardo Bushbike! Now being a complete noob, I've spent the better part of the last few days toiling away at cleaning up the surface rust off the handlebars and whatnot, and finally got to take it for a spin towards the local bike shop.
Seems like a fair bit of work but I'm happy to go with it and hoping to get some advice on things to do. The main problem at the moment is the right hand shifter is broken, seems to be a Shimano EM of some sort. Is this a big problem to replace? Is it worth replacing it with a newer system?
A few pics of the bike parts here: http://imgur.com/a/8acWZ and a serial of L7E0069 to add to the love in
What's broken about the shifter? It looks like a common friction shifter. Perhaps the default method will be sufficient.
1. Pull it apart
2. Give it a clean/lube
3. Put it back together
4. Test it
It doesn't seem to turn anymore, shop guys said it's probably broken a mechanism in it, have ordered a set of these to hopefully replace it: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007Q ... UTF8&psc=1
Seems to be a similar but updated friction shifter that works with the 3 and 5 speeds of the Bush Bike