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If you have only just purchased the bike it would be within its warranty period. If it is not shifting it could be for a number of reasons but I would take it back and get it fixed free of charge as it is there obligation to fix or exchange it.
To really know what is wrong we need more information. But to give you some help: If you don't know how to re-adjust the gear to shift correctly: - Clean the derailleur (which pushes your chain to another gear). - Push the cable back and forth a bit, and if possible, oil it a bit. If this didn't work and you don't know how to adjust your gears to work ...
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I don't know a great deal about the old shifter types, but two thoughts come to mind - 1. Very obvious, but have you tried tightening them to increase the friction? 2. Might there be grease in the friction surfaces? You could try opening them and cleaning them with deagreaser/brake cleaner to see if you can increase the friction in them
You should use Shimano mountain bike shifters (Acera, Alivio, Deore, etc.) which have the same # of chainrings and same # of cogs on the cassette. So if you're running a triple in the front and a 9 speed cassette in the back, you want a 3x9 shifter set. The road bike ones (Sora, Tiagra, 105, Claris, Ultegra, etc. - even flat bar ones, like the Sora flat ...
If you can't get a replacement hood, try making one yourself. Here I have stretched a section of 26 x 1.5 - 2.0 inner tube over the brake lever. The inner tube fits better if you cut off the tip of the "horn" of the aero levers. With these Shimano Exage Action BL-A351 levers you can slip the edge of the rubber under the plastic front of the lever to help ...
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