Bicycle Mechanics - gear slipping
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i have a 19 year old bike which i have been riding for a few months and when i apply a lot of torque ( power up hills) in a low gear it slips out and moves to a higher gear. Any ideas of what it could be? thanks
05-02-08, 08:10 AM
check your rear dérailleur adjustment . sound like the dérailleur is tired and need replacing .
Could also be the cable tension is too low.
Check Sheldon Brown's site about ghost shifting. As I recall, he covers the phenomenon pretty well.
If the shifters are indexed try adjusting the shift cable tension.
If the shifters are friction then try adding friction at the shifter.
05-02-08, 12:24 PM
Also check for stiff links in the chain
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