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Old 07-31-05, 10:20 PM   #1
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Shifting Problem...

I don't know what's wrong, but the only think that would pop into my mind would be that the chain needs some oil... It is getting a little dry...
So here's the problem. Basically I'm riding my bike and I down-shift or up-shift, doens't matter which and sometimes I hear a sound that sounds like the chain has been put into place. But then I start to peddle(most of the time I'm standing when this happens) and then the bike decides to downshift. It down-shifts to the gear I had down-shifted to earlier. Lets say I was on gear 5 and went down to 4. It would downshift late or something. I'm most likely guessing it's the chain that isn't lubricated well enough to slide on the cassette. What do you think it is? I don't know if it's the chain that just hasn't gripped the cassette perfectly yet or it is that it didn't down-shift or up-shift when I thought it did. I'm going to see if Oiling up the chain tomorrow helps it at all. But what do you think the problem is?
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How long has it been since your deraillieurs were adjusted? Sounds like the cable is stretched and needs retensioning or you somehow knocked the adjustment of said deraillieurs off.
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Well... I have never adjusted them yet nor touched the cables. Hm. I haven't touched ANYTHING on the bike yet considering I got it about a month ago... Well, I'll try adjusting the deraillieurs and hopefully it'll fix the problem. It's not really a big problem. It happens once in a while but when it happens and I'm standing I lose balance. I already fell on my old bike because of that once and have a scar on my arm to show for it.
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Well... I have never adjusted them yet nor touched the cables. Hm. I haven't touched ANYTHING on the bike yet considering I got it about a month ago... Well, I'll try adjusting the deraillieurs and hopefully it'll fix the problem. It's not really a big problem. It happens once in a while but when it happens and I'm standing I lose balance. I already fell on my old bike because of that once and have a scar on my arm to show for it.
Time for it to have it's first tuneup then.
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Heh... Sorry to be a pain and asking all these questions... But since I'm a newbie at tuning up bikes, do you know of any website that would help me out in tuning up my bike?
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Heh... Sorry to be a pain and asking all these questions... But since I'm a newbie at tuning up bikes, do you know of any website that would help me out in tuning up my bike?
http://www.parktool.com/

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http://sheldonbrown.com/harris/
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Thank you sir=)
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