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    gear slipping

    i have a 19 year old bike which i have been riding for a few months and when i apply a lot of torque ( power up hills) in a low gear it slips out and moves to a higher gear. Any ideas of what it could be? thanks

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    check your rear dérailleur adjustment . sound like the dérailleur is tired and need replacing .

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    Could also be the cable tension is too low.
    Check Sheldon Brown's site about ghost shifting. As I recall, he covers the phenomenon pretty well.
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    If the shifters are indexed try adjusting the shift cable tension.
    If the shifters are friction then try adding friction at the shifter.

    Al

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    Also check for stiff links in the chain

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