Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: 2008 Novara Randonee - love it. Would have more bikes if I had time to ride them all. Previous bikes: 1968 Motobecane Mirage, 1972 Moto Grand Jubilee (my fav), Jackson Rake 16, 1983 C'dale ST500.
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No, I don't know what you mean by in and out. It's best not to conclude what a particular part is doing but rather describe the sound or feel. If it feels like the pedals slip forward then again the likely problem is worn small cogs, although extreme pressure on some bikes may cause enough flex to affect rear derailleur alignment. Pedaling "really hard" is generally not good for your bike or you.
There's no such thing as a routine repair.
Don't tell me what "should" be - either it is, it isn't, or do something about it.
If you think I'm being blunt take it as a compliment - if I thought you were too weak to handle the truth or a strong opinion I would not bother.
Please take the time to post clearly so we can answer quickly. All lowercase and multiple typos makes for a hard read. Thanks!