Old 02-07-12, 09:36 AM
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Originally Posted by reptilezs View Post
there is your problem, new wheel. needs a rd adjustment
Yep, amazing how often this is necessary. Last weekend my son-in-law called to say he had put a new rear wheel on his bike and had just transfered the old cassette and kept the chain and it was now skipping gears but it had shifted perfectly on the old wheel. Both wheels were built on standard Shimano 8/9/10-speed hubs so why the problem?

I told him to dicsonnect the rd cable and set up the rear shifting as if it were a brand new installation including setting the limit screws and cable adjustment. I got a call about 20 minutes later telling me that solved the problem and the bike was now shifting perfectly, just as it had been. It took small adjustments on both limit screws to compensate for the slight difference in hub dimensions.
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