Bicycle Grip Shift Stuck: Quick Fix without Replacing Cable

Bicycle Grip Shift Stuck: Quick Fix without Replacing Cable

This video details how to take apart a bicycle grip shifter, clean it up and get it working again without cutting and replacing the cable.

48 Comments

  1. franklin freitez on July 23, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    You safe my life 🤙



  2. TikTok Tube on July 23, 2022 at 10:44 pm

    thanks for breaking my shifter



  3. TikTok Tube on July 23, 2022 at 10:45 pm

    your dad should have pulled out



  4. Carol Moorhouse on July 23, 2022 at 10:48 pm

    perfect. You get right to the nitty gritty without all the blah blah blah at the beginning. Grip shifter will be worked on tomorrow thanks to you… Great video



  5. Ashley Salas on July 23, 2022 at 10:51 pm

    Just picked up a free, almost new bike, and the shifter won’t move at all. I’m glad I ran into this video because now I can see if this is the problem.



  6. Calibur E0S on July 23, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Love that this was straight and to the point. Very useful and informative!



  7. The Bear on July 23, 2022 at 10:54 pm

    Tks…comes in handy working on my grandkids bikes…



  8. Joaquin Lopez Hernandez on July 23, 2022 at 10:56 pm

    Nice vídeo! I Will try it now!



  9. Eric Ross Emenheiser on July 23, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    11/32s 😂



  10. hamstergraphics on July 23, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Came across in my recommended… Not sure how you put the cable back on, but it’s way easier to be in the highest gear (7 in this case), pull any slack out of the cable, and tighten the bolt… No force or several pairs of pliers needed, you are not pulling. a lot of tension, just removing slack, plus, yeah, I would have change the cable at that point. Nice video though, I repair all sorts of these grips often, these particular once are one of the easier ones to take apart…. Ride on.



  11. LILRHONDALEE on July 23, 2022 at 10:57 pm

    Thanks so much for sharing this video. I now need to try it. Just bought a used bike at a garage sale, 7 gears, but will not shift at all, and can only turn 1 click on the twist shifter. I know nothing about repairing bikes, so this hopefully will be the fix. If not, I hate to think what else it needs. I realize now, that I paid far too much too! It is always something…ugh! I am beginning to believe that "Murphy" must be my Siamese twin!



  12. Top List Crew on July 23, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Great video! I have a mountain bike that was left on the curb for free. I put new tubes on it and adjusted the brakes. Come to find out the same shifter was stuck as the one you just fixed. I figured I would watch a video first before I just started taking stuff apart that didn’t need to be taken apart. This was exactly the same issue I was having. Thank you for the video!



  13. OnlyoneofmeNikki on July 23, 2022 at 10:59 pm

    Thank you!!! I needed that screw size! 2.5mm 👍🏾



  14. Dion S. Jr on July 23, 2022 at 11:01 pm

    For the lube part, am I able to use wd40 instead of lubricant?? Basically just use oil instead



  15. Androgene69 on July 23, 2022 at 11:02 pm

    Clear , concise. No padding – "here’s what I’m gonna do". Excellent. Thank you.



  16. Max Nuts on July 23, 2022 at 11:03 pm

    Does me, so the clicking sound is normal on these twist grips, thought something was wrong, thought 💭 it be less noise, smooth and a little noise, not click,click while twisting, so does me…. 👍



  17. SDickson Cycling on July 23, 2022 at 11:04 pm

    Good video but if my cable end looked like that I would be replacing the cable as you’re probably going to have to anyway sooner than later unless you can wind that up tightly and put it in a cable end. I would change it as I’ve got it off anyway saves doing it again later.



  18. Crystal Tuplin on July 23, 2022 at 11:05 pm

    Very Helpful, Thank You very much. 🙂



  19. N Nicholson on July 23, 2022 at 11:06 pm

    Excellent video. Clear. Articulate. No incessant repetition of "I’ll go ahead and…" Thanks.



  20. Julius Caesar on July 23, 2022 at 11:07 pm

    Thank you. Your vid is about the only one that explains how fix stuck gripshifter.



  21. Quade Garrick on July 23, 2022 at 11:08 pm

    I’ve got a
    new bike not even a month old it was working fine then I realized that it only started to shift from 6-5



  22. Elijah D on July 23, 2022 at 11:09 pm

    Stumbled upon this to figure this out on my son’s bicycle. Looking forward to trying this, what seems to be, straight-forward process.



  23. Bob Carter on July 23, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    That was great! Learn something new every day I say. My suspicions are confirmed. I have the same type of thing. Mine is stuck in high though.



  24. UnBreakNo on July 23, 2022 at 11:10 pm

    Finally not someone so technically 😭



  25. Victor Del Rosario on July 23, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    My grip shifters are literally stuck. I’ve taken out the screws holding the shifter grips and they won’t slide out. I’ve tried hammering them just to loosen them , still won’t budge.
    Any ideas?



  26. Skip & René Spires on July 23, 2022 at 11:11 pm

    This was extremely helpful. Thank you



  27. Lee Palmer on July 23, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Same shifter, same problem. Thank you so much



  28. Alain Serve on July 23, 2022 at 11:12 pm

    Dommage que ce ne soit pas traduit en français.



  29. TheHerrMan on July 23, 2022 at 11:15 pm

    what type of grease is that? can i dunk everything in WD-40 or do I need the grease?



  30. Tori Tellini on July 23, 2022 at 11:16 pm

    You changed your socks.



  31. danOneEighty on July 23, 2022 at 11:18 pm

    Kids bike won’t go to 1st gear help?



  32. Pete Smith on July 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Excellent video; love the way you added the clear audio after. Two questions: was it necessary to loosen the cable? and where’d you get the bracelet?



  33. Jose Reyes on July 23, 2022 at 11:19 pm

    Thank you. Excellent video.



  34. kee2718 on July 23, 2022 at 11:20 pm

    It is always good to tighten shifter cable from the highest gear then tension it to the lowest gear. You have done it reversed



  35. Milo Goltz on July 23, 2022 at 11:21 pm

    Thank YOU much! My Trek RST’s Rt. Side shifter has gone down and I’ll now have the courage to get it back up and running without me fighting it everyday for five miles! I noticed the Cardinals before you mentioned it. It’s an elite bird that’s rare to have giving you live music.



  36. Joey Scarborough on July 23, 2022 at 11:22 pm

    Does this work for the front derailer



  37. The Main Thing on July 23, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    superb video…just to repeat another commenter ‘Clear , concise. No padding’



  38. Gregory Mann on July 23, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    Thank you



  39. Dean Weller on July 23, 2022 at 11:23 pm

    thanks for this video, i just bought a used bike for my son, and couldn’t afford local bike shop prices! your a good man!



  40. Kaulana Keolanui on July 23, 2022 at 11:24 pm

    My shifter dosent come apart like that..how do I get it open



  41. Kiki B plays... on July 23, 2022 at 11:31 pm

    Great tutorial, thanks! Going to give this a try and see if I can get mine running.



  42. Charlie Brown on July 23, 2022 at 11:35 pm

    I too just inherited a rescue bike and have shifters on both sides that stick. I am hoping I can use your advise and get them to work. Most concerned about getting the spring put back in the correct place and position. Never worked on bikes before so – ?



  43. Mgw General on July 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Had some problems with mine being really tight hard to twist. Soon the outer plastic split. Upon inspection the cable had some gritty rust spots. Being close to water it tells me we should also be lubing the cable that rides in the plastic outer also. Thanks for your helpful video! I got some answer to sticky shifter out of this. Always finding nuggets of knowledge and wisdom, tricks and great help.



  44. Darcy Osheim on July 23, 2022 at 11:36 pm

    Fantastic walkthrough. I’ve never worked on a bike before and this make it simple, outside of my human errors. So clear, the different section were fantastic, and it blew other how-tos out of the water. Thanks so much for your hard work on this. I was able to save my kid’s bike!



  45. Amber Simpson on July 23, 2022 at 11:40 pm

    Thank you so much for the video



  46. Rod Yates on July 23, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Use the wife’s toothbrush to clean out the old grease and muck.



  47. Craig Patriot on July 23, 2022 at 11:41 pm

    Whoever disses this very good how to video is an idiot. Thanks for the info!



  48. Robert Johnson on July 23, 2022 at 11:42 pm

    Straight to the point. Great video. Not a bunch of worthless tips that don’t matter, & waste everyone’s time. I love it. Nice job.