Sorry but I think you're being harsh and trying to teach me a lesson here and it is really not the case.
Ref 3. A torque wrench is in between $100 and couple of hundreds bucks. I said I have a 1/4 one but not a 3/8 for the BB. I just don't have the money for that now. I've been to the LBS before and they didn't solve the problem. Twice. The bike is working and I ride it every day and another LBS is 40 miles away from me. In the other hand I'm trying to understand and learn so I won't need to go for everything to the LBS.
Ref 2. I've got some help in my previous e-mail and also from you and I followed all the instructions and I reported back as much as I could. Thank you for that.
Lowering the load on pedals while climbing is more a practical solution than a technical explanation of the cause and its solution.
Ref 5.I re posted because initial topic was only related to the FD and I thought that also the shifter should be involved. You also came up with the crank set possibility.
Reading your last answer I feel that I have to back up a little in asking for help here and this shouldn't be the message.
I'm not at all technically challenged and I'm doing my homework but this is not as simple as a cable break or a crocked derailleur. It does have many components and this is what I'm trying to figure out.
Solving the problem takes time and in this case when it is mainly coming from this forum then it needs inputs.
Thank you for yours.
Originally Posted by Greenfieldja
1. It does not matter the reason why you are changing to the big ring while climbing...if you want to do then do it. I am not questioning it...as I said it is just counterintuitive but not altogether unheard of.
2. You were given advice when you posted about this subject in the past but apparently did not attempt to follow and report back any findings to help others on BF continue to assess your problem...instead you just posted your problem again.
3. Based on your own admisssion, per your last posting, you have limited knowledge about your components and lack the correct tools to ensure proper installation. In this case it is best to take your bike to a quality bike shop and have them check out the bottom bracket and cranks for you. By quality bike shop I infer you either find a new shop that is empathetic to your problem or speak with the owner of the shop you bought your bike from and get him to be empathetic to your problems.
4. It is good practice to ease up on the pedals any time you are changing gears while climbing whether you are shifting in the front or the rear. The drivetrain is under an increased amount of strain and damage is more likely when shifting under load. This does not specifically mean lower your spinning speed...but it does mean that you shouldnt be shifting your front deraileur to the large chainring while standing up and climbing a steephill. Just ease the force you are applying on the drivetrain from the moment you initiate the shifter until the chain relocates to the large ring.
5. This is not a case of sh** happening all the time. This is a case of you not following the advice of folks who already chimed in on your stated problem. You just reposted the problem. Stop guessing around with this and follow some of the advice and then let us all know if it worked or not, or if anything changed. You now have two different courses of action to follow-up on...one being technique, the other being mechanical/component related.
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