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It turns out that the issue was caused by a worn shifter cable casing -- the plastic tubing. LBS replaced it at around a fifth of the price of replacing the cassette and/or chain gears, and everything works like a charm now.


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I wrenched for a cyclocross team and those bikes see pretty torrential conditions. How are you cleaning the cables? If you're just cleaning them as they are on the bike it probably won't do much good. You need to take the housing out of its stops. How to do this: Rear derailleur: Shift your bike into the largest/inner rear cog. Now WITHOUT turning the ...


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Since brake cables don't rust, I think the problem is that the cable housing gets dirty with mud or any other substances. The grit inside your housing will increase the friction so the brakes become hard to pull. A way to solve this is to prevent dirt gets inside your housing by investing in good fenders. Moreover, they will help to make the bike cleaner ...


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Your cassette and possibly chainwheels are worn out. When a chain wears, the cogs wear down together with it and will not mesh correctly with a new chain. Worn cogs do not look like the teeth would be actually wearing down. Instead, the teeth get narrower and eventually develop an asymmetric "shark fin" shape. If you do not know exactly what to look for, a ...


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Pedaling while changing gears in important to avoid damage to derailleur and chain. Gear shifting proper technique by Sheldon Brown. Shift the gears so that chain is on the middle chain ring(at the pedals) and approximately on the middle gear on the cassette. Verify that the derailer with the chain is vertical, if not adjust accordingly. Also, it is ...



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