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07-26-21, 03:21 PM
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Posted By Iride01

Usually tubes will specify a range or widths they...

Usually tubes will specify a range or widths they are intended for. So that will assure you if the tube is appropriate.

Even if you have a tube that is outside that, then just try to determine...
07-26-21, 02:33 PM
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Posted By Berg417448

It will probably be just fine. In the past I have...

It will probably be just fine. In the past I have actually used 26" tubes in a 29er MTB tire because it was all that I had at the time and it worked fine.
07-26-21, 02:16 PM
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Views: 343
Posted By dabac

It will be fine. Tubes have very little...

It will be fine.
Tubes have very little strength in themselves and simply stretch until stopped by the tire.
An undersized tube will have to stretch more, making it thinner. And in theory more...
06-02-21, 06:48 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,082
Posted By spelger

And now you can start having some fun.

And now you can start having some fun.
06-01-21, 09:55 PM
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Posted By 70sSanO

It is not easy learning something new that is...

It is not easy learning something new that is feel based after 50 year break.

Good for you to hang in there.

John
05-29-21, 10:58 AM
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Views: 3,082
Posted By alcjphil

This is a technique problem. You should not...

This is a technique problem. You should not change both front and rear derailleurs to easier gears. Change the front derailleur first to the small ring. Turn the pedals a few revolutions to let the...
05-28-21, 05:47 PM
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Posted By 2manybikes

Also shift the front rings first. It takes...

Also shift the front rings first. It takes longer. It is easier to shift the back if you are close to the hill. Don't make a huge rear shift (many cogs), and then do the front. that alone could send...
05-28-21, 01:28 PM
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Posted By Troul

I'd hope many can still understand this in...

I'd hope many can still understand this in today's times.

Another example is like using the front brake on a bicycle. You just don't squeeze it will all your might initially. The brake needs...
05-27-21, 10:00 PM
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Views: 3,082
Posted By alcjphil

That is a possibility. Just like a car with a...

That is a possibility. Just like a car with a manual transmission where you have to use the clutch as you change gears you have to ease up on pedal pressure as you shift, especially if you shift the...
05-27-21, 03:21 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,082
Posted By tornado60

Definelty try Spelger's advice. Also, you...

Definelty try Spelger's advice.

Also, you might want to have someone watch you ride. See if they can see anything happening. Maybe they could even record it for you. If it is not actually changing...
05-27-21, 09:39 AM
Replies: 49
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Posted By zweitesmal2

It may not be the bike. After 50 years off the...

It may not be the bike. After 50 years off the bike you might just need to relearn shifting. If you're shifting under load you may not be all the way into the next gear and it's simply jumping back...
05-27-21, 09:26 AM
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Views: 3,082
Posted By 70sSanO

There is a lot to unpack here. If the...

There is a lot to unpack here.

If the freewheel/freehub pawls are disengaging it is a pretty quiet occurrence prior to the slip. Then the crank turns without any resistance and bam. You can...
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