Replacing a gear cable on a Shimano RSX shifter
Yesterday, I was going to ride my bike to work. I didn't get past the driveway as my rear gear cable broke. I'm glad it didn't happen halfway up Flagstaff Hill Rd!
So I bought a new cable and fitted it this morning. Turns out you probably don't need to pull anything apart (as I did at first), just follow this advice about moving the shifter to the highest position so you can just slide the cable out easily.
Our digital camera is still being fixed by Olympus (how many more weeks can it take!) otherwise I'd add a photo to show my handywork.