Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Denver, Freak Hill, Colorado
Bikes: 2003 Bianchi Lynx MTB bought new. Her name is Judy.
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Originally Posted by billnuke1
Fairly easy thing to do.
#1. Don't do any adjusting until everything is moving freely.
#2. Undo knurled adjusting screw at end of shift cable down by rear hub. Make sure that the adjuster barrel turn freely on chain piece that goes into hub.
#3. Third gear or High gear is engaged when the cable is slack. Start there.
#4. Put the gear selecter into 2nd. Turn the barrel to pick up slack. Turn the pedals until they engage as you tighten the barrel. When you engage 2nd gear put the gear selecter into 1st and do the same as finding 2nd
#5. Go for a ride. If 1st or 2nd skip, slowly tighten barrel a 1/4 or less until the gear does not skip. You'll get the concept real quick.
i truly wish i had had this info on my '66 sears english racer when i was 13. it never shifted right from day one. all i could get was, at best, 2 out 3- first and second, first and third, or second and third. broke my heart, but i loved that bike. probably 40 patches between the two tubes, rode the tires bald. got baskets for it and heaven had arrived. i could stuff both baskets full of library books, said library was 3 or 4 miles away and a loooong way to carry 2 arms full- and no school backpacks back then.
Last edited by ka0use; 09-25-11 at 12:10 PM.