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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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Hard to tell, it's probably just tuned incorrectly. Didja buy it at a "Big Box" store (X-Marts)? Most do NOT have qualified mechanics assembling bikes. It sounds like your derailleur stop isn't properly set.
In addition, all bikes with NEW cables (Brakes/shift) will stretch. Actually what happens is due to them being a bunch of thin wire wound up to form the wire. After some use, the strands tighten and result in a longer length cable. Usually takes about a month of riding for them to stretch all the way and no longer need adjusting.
Are you mechanically inclined?
If so, go to www.parktool.com
and there is a section there on DYI.
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