I have a problem with my rear derailleur, which I cannot find a solution to.
The shifter has some kind of backlash, when I shift up it all goes perfect, same as if I go down. But when I try to turn the shifting direction, so for example I go up a gear then I try to go down a gear then it just doesn't shift. I need to go down twice to go to the next gear. If I go down again it works fine. I was suspicious of the limit screws but this happens mid-way too. So for example from gear 4 to 5. And it is repeatable, I can never just go up to 5 then go down to 4 with one click. And after the two clicks the next clicks work fine and take me gear by gear.
I have a 9-gear Shimano Deore XT derailleur, bike is relatively new, 6 months old.
Trying to find a possible explanation to this, hence a potential fix. Any help would be appreciated.
Thanks a lot guys. I will try cleaning the wire and look for dirt around. I keep my bike inside and clean it regularly. I only touched the limit screws because I was worried something might have moved, generally I do not touch these. I'll post back once I have some time to fiddle with it. Thanks again.