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    Derailers

    Just wondering how bad is it for the derailers to be shifted on the shifting pods but the chain still left on the previous setting? The reason I ask is because I have a littlw kid around the house who plays with evrything and a few times now I found my shifters shifted and the chain still on the same ring. (NO pedaling)

    Simon

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    It shouldn't be a problem as long as you don't run outside with your bike, hop on and stomp the pedals. Pick-up your bike by the seatpost and pedal a revolution or two.
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    It doesn't stretch out the cables or anything?

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    Only if the cables are new! Once cables get streched during their initial break-in period, they usually don't stretch any further. The worst thing that could happen is your lil bro could pull the cable thru the retaining clamp. However, that should take a fair amount of strength, which I doubt your bro possesses!

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    Nothing to worry about. Pick it up by the seat and pedal with your hand to get in right gear before jumping on it and mashing the pedals.

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