When should I expect the chain and derailuer to touch/make noice if properly set up?
I just got into cycling a few months ago. I originally wanted to buy a new hybrid kind bike, but a friend of mine had a used road racer he would be willing to sell for just a few more bucks, and I went for that option. Its a Trek 5000 with a complete Ultegra 600 package. I believe the bike is 5 years old, but it has hardly been used (< 100 miles on it).
- I had trouble adjusting the gears after assembling the bike, so I took it to a shop. Once I got it back it was probably in even worse shape than when I brought it in, so I returned asking them to take a second look at it. They did, and it got a lot better. That said, it still doesn't seem perfect to me but I am not sure what I should expect... It does shift into most gears, but on most of them you have noice from the deraileur touching the chain. I realize that if you youse the biggest gear in front and smalles in the rear (or the other way around) you will always have this (and also that I should avoid using the gears creating these high angles)... But lets say I am on the big gear in the front, how many gears should I be able to shift down from the highest gear before there is any touching of the chain?
English is not my first language so I hope I am making myself clear... Basically I am asking if I can make my gear work without any "noice"!