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Sounds like you are getting slack during the ride. This will happen with new cables but if you get it every ride something then else is going on. My thought is that your barrel adjuster is not holding. Does it look like this? The barrel adjuster should have a lock nut or something to hold it in place. Mark the position with tape or a marker and ...


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It appears your rear derailleur pulley cage spring is not doing its job. In your picture, it should be pivoted back towards the right side of the picture, maintaining chain tension. You'll have to remove and clean out your pulley cage, clean up and lubricate the spring and reassemble it. If that doesn't solve your problem, you'll have to replace the ...


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I had something similar happen, after hours of calibrating, I realized I was using a 7 speed shifter on a 5 speed cassette. This might not at all be the case for you, but if it is, it would be worth checking.


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Your only economically viable option is to get a new 6-speed rear cluster that has a wider range. Adding gears onto the front that bike is going to be almost expensive enough that it's probably not really worth doing. And adding more gears to the rear is effectively impossible. That's an overstatement, but it's waaay more money and work than you want to get ...


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To upgrade the rear: you will get a wider wheel, therefor you are going to wider your rear fork too. I don't know if you have 8 cogs freewheels in your LBS, so it can be, that to put 8 gears, you will have to replace the wheel to get a free hub & cassette system. For 7 gears you will not have to replace chain, while for 8 you will have to. Anyway, those ...


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8 speed shifter and cassette, 7 speed derailleur? You'll be fine. There's no "probably" about it. 6-, 7- and 8-speed gear is all cross-compatible in terms of chain width. The only time you'd hit a problem is if the shifter and the cassette weren't made for the same number of gears, for example you could imagine a scenario (e.g. 7-speed cassette, 8-speed ...


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Probably. Depends somewhat on whether the shifter is compatible with the derailleur (Shimano 8-speed shifters generally will work okay with 7-speed derailleurs, but you can't usually do a Gripshift with a Shimano derailleur, to name a couple of examples.) You'll have to adjust the limit screws and barrel adjuster, but you would have to do that any time you ...


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Check out this video by GCN "Global Cycling Network" --> How To Adjust Your Front Derailleur Their channel is VERY helpful! Hope you find what you need there ;-)


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The two clicks are just one shift. You can do a half shift from the big ring to the small ring by pressing the downshift paddle about halfway. This is to keep the chain from rubbing when you are in a low gear in the back and the big gear in the front. This half shift is known as "trim". So two clicks up for a full shift into the big ring, two clicks down for ...



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