Join Date: Jun 2010
Bikes: Had a Surly Cross Check - was totaled in recent accident. Sadly now just a Fuji Crosstown as a backup bike.
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I'm a little worried too - but I'm not a mechanic and I guess I'll have to trust locally. It is on a mega range cog. The '34' large granny is the one with it missing. I've been there (that gear) a lot lately, I figure I'll wait a few weeks and if it doesn't effect anything, I'll ignore it - if it gets worse I'll press the issue an get it fixed. What would typically be the charge to fix something like that? Is it difficult?
As far as shifting, I do shift often. I have lots of hills around here. I'm also a larger guy, but within the specs of the bike's max weight - I'm on the upper end. I've been putting lots of road miles on it 200 in just 2.5 weeks (I know that isn't alot for some). I try to downshift at stops. I do have to shift on hill climbs quite a bit, though - along with some standing and pedaling hard.
So is this a bad thing? Dangerous? Thanks for thoughts. Should the warranty not cover this?
Last edited by episodic; 07-31-10 at 03:48 PM.