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Old 06-23-09, 07:31 AM
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Mega-range freewheel shifting issue

I've got a Suntour GT derailleur with friction shifters, and I swapped out the old 5-cog freewheel for a new IRD 13-32 5-speed freewheel. I've got the derailleur mostly dialed in, but I can't go from the 32-tooth cog to the next cog over... it skips straight to the one after that, and when downshifting, I have to be real careful, or the chain will go straight to the "mega range" gear, skipping over the intermediate-low gear. The other gearshifts are normal and smooth, and I am, of course, using the small ring up front (38t, I think). I only use the big ring when I hit the 13t cog and need mo' go.

Is this a tensioner thing, or a B-screw thing, or even a L-stop thing? Something else? It's pretty weird.
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