Join Date: Sep 2003
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Bikes: Trek 4300 X 2. Trek 1000, Trek 6000
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Originally Posted by AndrewP
On department store dual suspension "MTBs" ghost shifting can occur due to wear in the sus joints, which allows frame flexing under load. I suppose it can also happen with quality ds bikes but it will be longer before it happens. What type of MTB do you have?
Trek 4300. I have spoken with LBS guy. He thinks i have worn out those two cogs. He has ordered a new cassette. Hard to believe i wore them out in a little over 2000 miles but oh well.
I can see some wear on the two cogs that seem to be causing the problem. (gears 4 & 5 on 8 spd)
Hopefully the new cassette will cure the problem. It seems sort of screwy that i created a problem by trying to avoid a problem. I have always heard that I should replace my chain before it gets too worn. Maybe i didn't do it soon enough but, the bike worked just fine before i took it in.
EVerything is falling apart. Last week i had to have a new BB on my other Trek 4300. I think i need to start doing some of these repairs myself and invest in some tools.
Last edited by Portis; 07-19-04 at 12:57 PM.