Question with tuning a bike
I recently purchase the Madone 5.5 that comes in with the Dura Ace, but I am very unhappy with my experience so far. I was expecting that the shifting is more accurate and shift gears in one click motion.
I have found problems that my rear derailleur are making noises when I shift to about 4 to 7 gear(rear). I can’t really tell which gear exactly. When I change to one of the problematic gear, ie. 5th, I might experience the chain jumping around from 5th and 6th. When I use the bigger ring from the front, and the rear at 3rd, I keep hearing noises like it was not fully engaged. Sometimes I have to push the down shift lever a little to get rid of the noise. But once I release the lever, the noise come back again. I have tried to screw tighter or looser around where the cable to the rear derailleur is, but I don’t think I know how to get rid of that noise. It’s getting very annoying and I have almost look into buying a SRAM Red because of that.
I would like to know with this problem, is it my shifter or is my bike due for a tune up? I only got my bike for 2-3 weeks, and my lbs told me to bring it back in 3 months for tune up. Is it time for a tune up now? Is it something I can do it myself?
Last edited by siulonbow; 05-18-09 at 12:53 PM.
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