Mountain Biking - Derailers
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03-03-03, 10:47 AM
Just wondering how bad is it for the derailers to be shifted on the shifting pods but the chain still left on the previous setting? The reason I ask is because I have a littlw kid around the house who plays with evrything and a few times now I found my shifters shifted and the chain still on the same ring. (NO pedaling)
03-03-03, 12:04 PM
It shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't run outside with your bike, hop on and stomp the pedals. Pick-up your bike by the seatpost and pedal a revolution or two.
03-03-03, 12:05 PM
It doesn't stretch out the cables or anything?
03-03-03, 01:33 PM
Only if the cables are new! Once cables get streched during their initial break-in period, they usually don't stretch any further. The worst thing that could happen is your lil bro could pull the cable thru the retaining clamp. However, that should take a fair amount of strength, which I doubt your bro possesses!
03-03-03, 01:36 PM
Nothing to worry about. Pick it up by the seat and pedal with your hand to get in right gear before jumping on it and mashing the pedals.
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