Broken gear shifter. shimano revoshift sl-rs41-7. Need help please

new_biker
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Broken gear shifter. shimano revoshift sl-rs41-7. Need help please

Postby new_biker » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:33 am

The left handle gear shifter (shimano revoshift sl-rs41-7) seems to be broken.
I cannot afford to go to a bike repair shop and i am struggling to figure out fixing on my own. Neither could i find online videos for this model
Can someone please help me fix it. I can send photos/video of what you need to see to determine if it can be fixed or not.

Also,if deemed necessary where can i buy the replacement for it.
From Melbourne
Thank you

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Re: Broken gear shifter. shimano revoshift sl-rs41-7. Need help please

Postby P!N20 » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:45 pm

Can you elaborate on what it's doing or not doing? Might just need a new cable.

You can get them off ebay for a bit over $30:

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/New-Shimano ... :rk:1:pf:0

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Re: Broken gear shifter. shimano revoshift sl-rs41-7. Need help please

Postby MattyK » Thu Nov 15, 2018 2:46 pm

Not a hard fix, though I would put even odds on it being just a frayed cable if you can't see anything obvious. That would be a $5 fix.

under $30 for a new pair of shifters:
https://www.cyclingdeal.com.au/buy/shim ... et/SL-RS45

Can you describe the problem, or put up a photo?

If you're anywhere near Glen Iris I'd be happy to help.

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Re: Broken gear shifter. shimano revoshift sl-rs41-7. Need help please

Postby Ivanerrol » Thu Nov 15, 2018 10:28 pm

If you are near the Western Suburbs.
You can go down to the Cycle Saloon in the pipeworks park in Maribynong.
They probably be able to help you out. They may even have a shifter to suit.

https://cyclesaloon.wordpress.com/
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Re: Broken gear shifter. shimano revoshift sl-rs41-7. Need help please

Postby 10speedsemiracer » Fri Nov 16, 2018 12:34 am

new_biker wrote:The left handle gear shifter (shimano revoshift sl-rs41-7) seems to be broken.
I cannot afford to go to a bike repair shop and i am struggling to figure out fixing on my own. Neither could i find online videos for this model
Can someone please help me fix it. I can send photos/video of what you need to see to determine if it can be fixed or not.

Also,if deemed necessary where can i buy the replacement for it.
From Melbourne
Thank you


A cheap and easy fix, and probably a good idea, is to throw the Revoshift (both) in the bin, and fit some trigger shifters. Yours seems to be for a 7sp system, and I'm assuming 3sp on the front, so any of the Shimano 3x7 trigger shifters would be a better option, and fairly cheap as well. Online sellers have sets for $30 +/-
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