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    hitch in my spin: me or my bike?

    When I'm riding, I feel like something (bottom bracket?) is loose and there's a gap where my foot isn't engaged. This happens even up hill where I would think that the constant acceleration would create constant pressure for the full revolution.

    Before taking my bike to the shop, I thought I'd ask y'all... could it be my mechanics or does it sound like something is off with my bike?

    Thanks!

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    Have you tried shifting?

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    Is it skipping in all gears or just one?
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    Without watching you it is hard to tell. But you might try a different stroke when pushing a hill. Many of us use the push pull when putting the hammer down and sometimes fall into the push only going uphill. I have started to convert to a forward and down kick, kick, kick when trying to sprint uphill. If concentrating on your stroke doesn't help get the bike checked out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Machka View Post
    Have you tried shifting?

    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    Is it skipping in all gears or just one?
    all.

    Quote Originally Posted by Robert Foster View Post
    Without watching you it is hard to tell. But you might try a different stroke when pushing a hill. Many of us use the push pull when putting the hammer down and sometimes fall into the push only going uphill. I have started to convert to a forward and down kick, kick, kick when trying to sprint uphill. If concentrating on your stroke doesn't help get the bike checked out.
    yeah, I pull on the upstroke, seems less severe, but it's still there.

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    You could put the bike on a stand and watch the chain while you move the cranks to see if something is off. If you don't see anything, time to go to the LBS.
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    Quote Originally Posted by CbadRider View Post
    You could put the bike on a stand and watch the chain while you move the cranks to see if something is off. If you don't see anything, time to go to the LBS.
    Thanks!

    If it is my bike, would it more likely be the BB, rings, cranks, something else?

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