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    Rick
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    thanks for the advice!

    I asked awhile ago about front derailleur allignment. I ended up having to get a new gear cable along the way, but I have my Ultegra triple beautifully aligned so that the chain rubs the derailleur cage in NO gear. I also learned a lot along the way

    Thanks bike forums experts. I appreciate your input!

    Richard

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    Senior Member Retro Grouch's Avatar
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    Ain't dat cool! parktool.com is your friend.

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    Senior Member Joshua A.C. New's Avatar
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    Rock on! Thanks for the update!
    Joshua A.C. Newman,
    Passionate lover of construction

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    One thing I've learned from this forum is 'never be afraid to try and fix something'. Yes, I often have to read up on what it is I'm going to do, but most everything has gone well. The few that haven't were corrected after a few more tries. Result; I know my ride and am a fair hand at dealing with all its systems and adjustments.

    I just kept the worst case scenario in mind, which is taking it to the LBS after I had screwed everything up. Well, because bikes really are simple machines, I never had to do that. Learning more about your ride always pays off, in savings and satisfaction. bk

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    Books can only take care of the basics...

    I come to Mechanics for the fine tuning and always get great advice...

    A big for all the help...

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