I bent the shifter lever on my Deore shifter mech and the bottom lever that would shift me into an easier gear is running into the lever above it when the bottom lever gets pressed in. If I try and move the top lever out of the way, I can successfully move the bottom lever and get clean shifts with the crisp click every time. Otherwise the bottom lever pushes on the top lever and the shift doesn’t complete. Hopefully the pictures show the misalignment.
Anyone have any good ideas on getting the lever bent back straight? I’m a decently strong guy and I’m trying pretty damn hard to straighten it back out and it’s not moving. I tried removing the bottom cover from the mech as well to use pliers to try and straighten it out to no avail.