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Old 11-30-07, 01:08 AM   #1
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Gears get out of sync

Every time I fold and unfold my bike (Vitesse D7) the gears get a little out of synchronization and eventually must be adjusted. I hate it.
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Old 11-30-07, 02:58 AM   #2
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Mmm, that's a tricky one yamcha. However, I'd try adjusting the derailleur cable with your teeth -it works for me everytime.
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I think someone mentioned to put it into highest gear before folding - the cable is slack then and can handle folding better.
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I think someone mentioned to put it into highest gear before folding - the cable is slack then and can handle folding better.
+1. If that doesn't work, try the opposite: shift to the lowest gear for maximum tension on the cable, maybe that will hold it in position better. I had a similar problem on my Downtube Mini. I shortened all the cables, but that did not help. Then I bound all the cables together for a distance of about 25 cm right in front of the stem. Now when I fold the bike the cables don't seem to move at all, and that seems to have taken care of the problem.
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Gears are for wusses. Go singlespeed.
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