steph's metro now has the deer-head derailleur
which was the precursor to the
deore, which became shimano's top-of-the-line
mtb gear system
it has partially resolved a sticky gear problem with the old
SIS/Altus rear derailleur
but part of the problem is in the indexing ratchet of the shifter.
so that will have to go.
been finding in my research that
early mtb indexed shifters
even of the deore group
were notoriously prone to not working properly.
and the integrated shifter/brake assemblies are also unreliable,
expensive and rare (because so few survived in working order?)
a bit of soft focus for you to enjoy
inspired by the clement weather