1991Re: [rootsradicals] sloppy shifts
- Nov 1, 2007Oh, another point, get friction shifters! I have NEVER had good luck
with index shifters. which was part of the point I made in my last
note. I love my friction shifters. yes, sometimes I have a little
problem with the chain not quite in one gear or another, but when I
have friction shifters, I can jiggle them to the right place. you can
NOT do this with index shifters!
On Nov 1, 2007 6:53 PM, David Chase <dr2chase@...> wrote:
> It is possible that your indexed shifter is out of whack.
> I am not 100% sure how to adjust a 7-speed shifter, but
> for an 8 or 9, the rule is to shift so that the derailleur should
> be on the second smallest cog, adjust the cable tension so
> that it is just jumping at #3 from #2, then back off a little so
> that it stays in #2 (but no more than necessary).
> I do this, and check it after big temperature swings, and
> I have had nothing but good shifts.
> On 2007-11-01, at 4:29 PM, Todd Reed wrote:
> > Howdy all,
> > I don't know that this is a strictly Xtracycle related problem.
> > There's probably lots on the list who would know how to fix this
> > though. I've got a Bridgestone MB-1 frame with my Xtracycle on the
> > rear. It's a nice solid retro Cro-Mo mtb frame with classic
> > dimensions, or so I've been told. I've got a Shimano XT rear
> > derailleur and Deore XT thumbshifters. My chain is slipping from
> > gear to gear in back and it's become a source of great angst for me.
> > I recently installed a new rear 7-speed cluster and Shimano chain
> > set since the chain had stretched and the cogset was pretty old.
> > The performance of this new setup leaves something to be desired.
> > Nothing like a chain slipping from gear to gear after a shift to
> > give you that uneasy feeling. I would guess the bike ship sold me
> > some knock-off rear cog, but perhaps it also has to do with the
> > long chain length with the Xtracycle.
> > More than anything on a bike I really appreciate having a solid
> > drive-train that's predictable and trouble-free. I'm wondering if
> > anyone has any suggestions how I can achieve this on my bike.
> > Thanks in advance for any tips.
> > Todd
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