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Old 06-12-02, 08:30 PM   #1
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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.

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Old 06-13-02, 06:51 AM   #2
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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.
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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.
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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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