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  1. #1
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    Feels like shifting gears?

    I've got a small problem with an '86 Schwinn Sprint that I picked up from craigslist: more often than not, when I'm pedaling up a hill or something like that, the bike feels and sounds as though it's suddenly shifting gears. It doesn't actually shift, though, since I don't notice a change in resistance.

    Any ideas what the problem could be?

    Thanks

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    huffy owns
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    Sounds like the derailleur may need adjusted. Have you looked into doing this yet? It's easy to do, there's some videos on youtube explaining how to do this.

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    Good adjustment instructions can be found at www.parktool.com.

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