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Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

cotterpin
29 October, 2011 10:48PM
One thing that Murray has not mentioned in his otherwise comprehensive explanation, is that you must keep pedalling forwards when you change gear. Before you change, ease the pressure off the pedals but keep them turning, change gear and then put the pressure back on (you are acting like a clutch). This avoids banging the chain onto the next sprocket and wearing both out.
With a new bike the gear cable sometimes stretches after a few hundred gear changes so that the mechanism doesn't move far enough. If this happens, come back on here and we'll tell you how to adjust it.
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Newbie doesn't understand gears

Puddlescat 28 October, 2011 05:33PM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

Murray R Langton 28 October, 2011 09:02PM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

Puddlescat 29 October, 2011 09:05AM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

Murray R Langton 29 October, 2011 06:02PM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

cotterpin 29 October, 2011 10:48PM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

DocB 30 October, 2011 07:23AM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

Murray R Langton 31 October, 2011 09:26AM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

Puddlescat 05 November, 2011 11:26AM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

DocB 05 November, 2011 06:42PM

Re: Newbie doesn't understand gears

Puddlescat 05 November, 2011 07:20PM



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