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    Gary Fisher Tarpon, Gear Hopping???

    Hey guys, first post and hope one of you guys can help me with this problem.

    Ok, so I have a 2001 Gary Fisher Tarpon that has lasted me a very long time, but over the past year I've been having some problems with it.

    -- So, When I first take the bike out for the ride and I press on the pedals pretty hard to get the bike rolling, or when I stand up and try to pick up speed, it feels like the gear is hopping. Right when I press down hard, the chain or something chokes, but stays on the gear. It happens every time I pedal hard, but the chain does not fall off, nor do I feel the gear shifting to a lighter/heavier gear.

    When I am cruising, and just pedaling easily this does not happen but once I put pressure on the pedal, it feels like a the chain jumps.

    Hopefully somebody has an idea of what is going on, Thanks for looking.

    Greg

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    I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that you rarely if ever maintain this bike?

    Most likely your chain and your cassette are worn out and need replacing.



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    Quote Originally Posted by DMF View Post
    I'm going to go out on a limb here and suggest that you rarely if ever maintain this bike?

    Most likely your chain and your cassette are worn out and need replacing.
    +1
    This doesn't happen if the chain is replaced before it's stretched too much.

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    Yes you're right. Original Parts from 2001. Thanks for your help!

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