NCAA - DUAL CHAMPIONS!
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: From Sarasota, FL sitting in front of a computer spewing random thoughts!
Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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As far as the fork, you'll need a high pressure shock pump. A regular pump won't work.
Also, if it won't shift into the biggest cog, chances are your limit screw is in too far.
There are two little screws on the back of the derailleur. The are called limit screws and they stop the derailleur from moving too far in towards the wheel or too far out towards the drop-out.
The best way to adjust is to hang the bike somewhere where you can stand by the rear derailleur and still pedal the bike.
While pedaling shift into the middle ring up front and the biggest cog in the back. Since I can never remember which screw is which, I use the simple trial and error method. I screw IN one of the two. A couple of turns. You pick. Then I pedal the bike and shift the rear derailleur. If the derailleur no longer shifts into the biggest cog then you've found the right one. If it no longer shifts into the small cog, then you need to unscrew that screw little by little until it will shift back into the small cog. Then do the same with the other screw.
Don't go too far or the chain will fall off to the inside or outside.
It's easier to do to turn the screw a little then shift up and down a few times. Then turn it a little bit more.
I've tried to explain a simple procedure in simple turns but I may have just confused you even more. If so, Sorry!
It's really easy once you understand what each screw does.
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