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Join Date: Mar 2000
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Bikes: Intense Uzzi SL, Masi Speciale, Trek 3700 Nashbar Single Speed, Old Cilo Road frame
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This happens with ALL new bikes. The cables have to "set". A shifter and brake cable is a bunch of thin wires banded together. After a few uses, the cables will "stretch". The wires are tightened due to the tension of shifting. This tightening increases the overall length.
The shop from which you bought your bike should have included a free 30 day tune-up. If not, go back and ask for one. It's standard practice to provide one free initial tune up.
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