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    Hey all noob in the house

    Hey guys not only am I new to cycling but I'm also new to the PNW. Both my wife and I have bought GT Tachyons 1.0s and are trying to get into ridding for fitness. I'm kinda having some problems with my bike or (more likely) I don't know how to ride. I decided today that will be in the best shape of my life by my 40th which is in August so I need to get crackin.

    I was a bit ambitious today and did 15 miles which I regret already. I took Meridian down into Puyallup which was cool but it was one hell of a climb back up. I'm not there yet, but atleast I have a baseline.

    Durring the climbs my rear derailer kept making my chain hop around under load, which prevented me from getting into a rhythm. This might not be the right area to ak questions so I'll kinda leave it at that, I'm afraid that something is wrong. How do I asess the chain derailer, or is it best to get the bike into a tech?

    Thanks guys.

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    Howdy! Maybe check the hi/lo adjustment:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzvfCaIbyQ

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    It could be a bunch of things. It's probably a simple adjustment- if you're even the slightest bit mechanical, start here: http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-...nts-derailleur . Don't skip any steps, and don't be afraid to ask questions on the Bicycle Mechanics forum. They're pretty tolerant of newbies, and most are genuinely interested in educating people.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1nterceptor View Post
    Howdy! Maybe check the hi/lo adjustment:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SkzvfCaIbyQ
    This sheds a lot of light on what seemed to me to be a black art when it came to adjusting the shifter. Very clear and concise.

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    Thanks for th info guys, I'll try to adjust tomorrow and see how it goes.

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    Don't do this yourself if the bikes are still new. You should be able to bring them in for a free tune up. Mention what you saw in the video to the mechanic and they should know what to do.

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