Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: Central Coast, CA
Bikes: Surly LHT, Specialized Rockhopper, Nashbar Touring (old), Specialized Stumpjumper (older), Nishiki Tourer (model unknown)
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Front Derailleur - chain hanging up?
My wife complained that her bike is giving her shifting problems. I put it on the stand. When I try to shift into the large chainring in front, the chain jams between the big ring and the derailleur cage. If I push hard it shifts, but it certainly isn't smooth. I haven't ridden it to see what it's like on the road, but it shouldn't be doing this on the stand, I don't think. I cleaned and oiled her chain to make sure it wasn't binding. I don't want to mess with the front derailleur - like changing the height or the rotation around the seat tube - until I know what I'm doing.
Is there a usual cause for this that I'm not aware of?
It's an old, rigid Specialized Rockhopper.