im a newbie to this forum and ive just recently jumped on the road cycling bandwagon. i bought myself an 06trek1000 a few weeks ago for AU$850. i recon i got a good deal. its a great bike for the money, but the problem is that im getting into cycling a bit more than i first thought i would, which is great, but im getting a bit fussy with the cheaper components on the bike.
my trek is fitted out with 8spd tiagra rear derailleur and 2spd tiagra front derailleur, sora shifters, ordinary wheels, and very ordinary brakes.
please excuse my nievity and poor terminology...
my main problem is with the front derailleur (im guessing thats the problem) ive been constantly adjusting the 2 little screws on it to get it running more smoothly but i can never get it quite right.
the problem is this: when im on the small cog on the front i cant shift into the 3 smallest gears at the rear without the chain clicking and rubbing. and when im in the big cog at the front i cant shift into the 4 biggest gears at the back, without clicking, rubbing, grinding, etc.
the reason this is a big problem for me is because when im riding at around 30km/h, at a comfortable cadence there is no gear that will run smoothly! and im constantly shifting both levers to try n find a gear!
im sure the experienced cycling folk would have a good ol chuckle about this, and it serves me right for getting a cheap bike!
is it worth upgrading components on this bike? i mean, i recon the frames pretty good.
anyone who has a trek1000, or even tiagra derailleurs, do you have this problem?
anyone have any suggestions as to how i can fix this problem? what components i should be upgrading?
your thoughts would be much appreciated