Hey there, drove some distance to a bike store and picked up my new bikes. My background is - 70 miles from nearest LBS - so I need to learn to do minor stuff. I've done some stuff - but as much as I read, I usually mess derailleurs up.
My son has a Felt F95. Compact double in the front. Sora front derailler. Microshift shifters (brifters). Tiagra rear.
When he is in the 'small chainring' in the front, and goes to the 3 largest chainrings in the back (granny gears) - the front derailleur rubs - and can't seem to be trimmed. Other than that it shifts great. I'm sure it is a tiny adjustment of 'something' - but I don't know what exactly.
For me, I got a Salsa Casseroll road bike. Mine shifts beautiful 'except' it hesitates and takes a while (several pedal revolutions) to shift into the 'smallest' chain ring in the front. It is a triple chain ring. Once it is there everything performs as it should. I also have a sora front and tiagra rear with tiagra shifters. Can someone give me ideas on it. I know three things that are to be adjusted with these - cable tension, H and L screw. Sadly these Sora front derailleurs don't label the H and the L - any 'easy way' to tell?
Finally, stupidest question of them all. My new hubs are 'chrome' with no writing on them. Is there an easy way to tell if my front wheel is backwards? I was always told if you can read the writing of the hub while spraddling the bike, that was how you told.