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    Rear Derailleur. . . DOH

    this is really dumb.
    I posted about problem with shifting my
    Nuovo Record rear derailleur after thorough
    cleaning, well I found the problem tonight
    (I've gotten real good at adjusting in the meantime).
    I spent time research tensioning, spring adjustments,
    Had the alignment checked (its ok), tightened cables.
    I should have remembered what my mentor in
    computers taught me. KISS (keep it simple stupid)
    tonight I tightened the friction shifter, doesn't slip
    anymore. . . DOH.

    Marty
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    Mr. Cellophane RainmanP's Avatar
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    Marty,
    We must have gone to the same bike mechanics school! What year did you graduate/drop out? I think I have learned more about bicycle mechanics adjusting, removing/re-installing, etc., etc., trying everything in the world two or three times to get something to work right THEN find out the simple problem.
    Rainman
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    Marty, welcome to the club. We've all done it and sometimes still do. Remembering to KISS it is the hardest thing to recall.
    ljbike

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    I had a similar problem and it turned out the deraillur hanger was loose. It would get out of position just enough to cause a shift every once in a while. It wasn't so loose as to be really noticeable, I only realized that was what it was when I was cleaning it and could wiggle it back and forth slightly.
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