Given I have had little (no) success in getting my rear gears to work\nI think the only thing is to replace all related components: cassette,\nderailleur, chain, cable, and shifter. Some of the components may\nstill be OK but I don't want to waste any more time.\n\nAre there any gotchas like products to avoid? I was thinking of\npurchasing the following:\n- Shimano HG30 7 speed cassette\n- Shimano HG40 7 speed chain\n- Shimano Alivio Rear Mech 7/8sp M410 (or an Acera?)\n- Shimano Altus SL-M310 RapidFire 7 Speed Band-On Lever Pod Right Hand\n- Shimano gear cable and outer\n\nThe bike is an old hybrid but is used every day for commuting. I want\nto spend as little as possible while ensuring that it is reliable.\nOr should I consider swapping brands completely (SRAM?) I don't want\nto mess around too much so moving to 8 speed seems to much hassle.\n-\-\n(\__/) M.\n(='.'=) Due to the amount of spam posted via googlegroups and\n(")_(") their inaction to the problem. I am blocking some articles\nposted from there. If you wish your postings to be seen by\neveryone you will need use a different method of posting.