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Only 500 km from new? Sounds like cable stretch where the inner cable increases in length from new as it beds in. Did you use up your free service? Most new bikes from shops come with a 2-8 week "tweakup" to fix minor things like this. If you bought the bike off the web, then its up you to fix it. Firstly check out your brake line - there should be some ...


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It's possible that during cleaning a grain of sand, for example, has become stuck in the chain causing a stiff link which does not travel cleanly over the cogs. Cleaning chains and cogs often involves a significant amount of moving dirt around before extracting it. A simple test for this is to move the chain through both hands bending every link. You'll ...


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It is likely that your cassette is worn. A new chain on a worn cassette will skip, because of the mismatch of the shape of the teeth on the cassette with the chain's spacing (which is shorter than what the cassette expects due to wear). You can visually inspect your cassette for wear by either looking for gaps in how the chain meshes with the cassette, ...


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If chain us not slipping then id say you have a busted freehub by the sound of it. Take the cassette off, remove the freehub inspect the paws check for excess grease or lack of. Otherwise look at a new freehub body. I had the same issue you describe last week.


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There are a few possibilities here: 1) Cleaning the cassette took away the gunk keeping a slightly worn cassette from showing. If you use the middle gears most, they may be more worn than the rest. Unlikely, but not impossible. 2) You bent the derailleur hanger or derailleur cage when removing or cleaning. More likely than #1, and easy to test. 3) Check ...


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Your cassette is worn and needs replacing too. I bet the old chain was well past replacement time, and it wore into the cassette. Now you've changed the chain, it no-longer makes good contact with all the teeth at once. Stop riding immediately - fit a replacement cassette ASAP else you'll be up for another new chain. Do use the search functions of this ...


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This sounds like a stiff or separated link in your chain. There are other options, but this would be easy to eliminate, and a likely cause. Get off the bike, and very slowly pedal backwards while looking at the chain as it passes through the rear derailleur. A stiff or broken link should jump as it goes through the derailleur. If the chain starts to ...


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I wouldn't expect to throw the chain inwards or outwards (at least on my 3x8 setup) if the limit screws are correct. This is true whatever sprocket I'm using and even if I push the lever the wrong way (it's not unknown when I'm tired especially if I've recently been riding another bike). That said you shouldn't be shifting like that as you acknowledge. ...


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Assuming that the cabling is clean, that the derailleur is nicely indexed and well alligned, the derailleur hanger not bent, and the chain correctly moves lateraly +/- 4mm for each gear up or down, then I would have a look at the distance between the upper jockey pulley and the sprockets. The distance should be on all sprockets less than 25 mm and more than ...



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