Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Gainesville/Tampa, FL
Bikes: Trek 1000, two mtbs and working on a fixie for commuting.
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Oh, and a quick point, you should try to keep from having your bike on small ring (front gear) and small cog (rear gear) or big ring (front gear) and big cog (rear gear). That is called "cross-chaining" and is very bad in terms of mechanics because you want to keep the chainline (the line made by the chain, including where is wraps around the gears) as straight as possible to prevent horrible grating noises, which imply extra/premature wear, so you can prolong the life of your equipment.