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Old 08-01-05, 07:48 PM   #1
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very poor shifting

ok so my bike has a bad habbit of trying to shift into the top gears when in a low gear, I thought it could be my derailer or maybe I need a new chain.......
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Old 08-01-05, 08:01 PM   #2
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Your derailleur might be out of whack, probable needs adjusting.

Try this: http://parktool.com/repair_help/FAQrindx.shtml
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This problem is most often due to shift cable stretch or otherwise misaligned rear derailleur. Try adjusting the cable tension at the rear derailleur barrel adjustor. See http://www.parktool.com for instructions. Or it could be a bent derailleur hanger.

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