In praise of fine tuning
Had my chain replaced a few hundred miles ago and never like the way it shifted since then. Chain would drop off the big ring in front. If I adjusted the "H" screw, then I had to "double clutch" to get from the small ring to the middle. I blamed the chain since it was a brand I hadn't used and was the last thing chnaged.
After reading some of the threads here decided to do a tune-up of the FD, not just fiddle with a screw here and barrel adjustment there. Walked through the entire Park Tool tutorial - took all of about 10 minutes.
Wow, what a difference. Every shift today was rock solid and crisp. It was great.
Thanks for the inspiration to get me to try this on my own!
Congrats always nice when you do something yourself and it works
I hate having to get someone else to do any work to my bike or car. I avoid it whenever possible, even if it means buying expensive tools and/or having to learn new skills.
That way, I'm not locked into relying on people who are absolutely guaranteed to care less about the job than I do.
And it took only 10 minutes to read the Park tutorial. That's what I call a good investment.