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    RD Shifting up VS. Shifting down

    I notice that with my rear derailleur...shifting from smaller cogs to larger cogs timing is quicker...like it takes only a split second to shift from 3 to 2, but it take a half second from 2 to 3...is it normal for the shifting to be a little slower when shifting to smaller cogs?
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    so nobody ? Did I phrase the question poorly?
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    I don't know much about derailleurs, but I think there's two adjusting screws that center the derailleur around the chain, so maybe its just a little bit closer to one side, so it pushes them up to the big cogs faster than down to the little cogs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
    I notice that with my rear derailleur...shifting from smaller cogs to larger cogs timing is quicker...like it takes only a split second to shift from 3 to 2, but it take a half second from 2 to 3...is it normal for the shifting to be a little slower when shifting to smaller cogs?

    This would best be asked in the mechanics forum. No it isn't normal. YOu probably have a cable that is too tight, and/or dirty. Or possibly a bent derailleur hanger. Go to www.parktool.com to learn about derailleur adjustment.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
    I notice that with my rear derailleur...shifting from smaller cogs to larger cogs timing is quicker...like it takes only a split second to shift from 3 to 2, but it take a half second from 2 to 3...is it normal for the shifting to be a little slower when shifting to smaller cogs?
    Try turning your adjuster barrel clockwise, a little bit at a time.

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    sounds like cable tention to me. do what parktool tells you to then spray some lube on the cable and it should shift perfect ( unless bent derailluer hanger as portis said)

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaxBrokeAway
    I notice that with my rear derailleur...shifting from smaller cogs to larger cogs timing is quicker...like it takes only a split second to shift from 3 to 2, but it take a half second from 2 to 3...is it normal for the shifting to be a little slower when shifting to smaller cogs?
    Half a second is the slowest shift? Whats the problem?? Cables are prolly a little stretched though and need some adjustments
    Why is going slower harder?

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    its not a real "problem" its just something i noticed and wanted to ask about it...ive only had a week but im pretty sure it came from my bike shop doing this...and i do think the derailleur hanger is bent in by 1mm...so thats probably what the problem is
    Myidolis Says: "clickety flickety? Well i have no idea what your bikes problem is, but your description probably contains the most onomatopoeia i've seen in awhile."

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    As already stated, it could be adjustment or need to replace the cable/housing. The best way to tweek shifting is at the shifter pod while riding. Things are always different in the real world.

    Al

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