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Well, going SRAM means new shifters and new derailleurs (and while you're at it, you may as well install all new cable housings and cables). Depending on your hub, you may need to get a new hub (or more likely, a new rear wheel) to fit a 9/10 speed cassette that the current x7 group uses -- however if you have an 8/9/10 speed freehub already, you should be ...


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Normally there would be a fairly strong spring that would be pushing the front derailleur towards the smallest chainring (easier gear). You mentioned that you have already attempted to set the limit screw that determines how far the front derailleur can move towards the smallest chainring. If you have done this correctly, and it still doesn't move far ...


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I agree with Chris Leon, if the shifting mechanism is functioning properly, this is just a cable tension issue. You can adjust the derailleur cable yourself or if it's a new bike the shop will generally do free adjustment at 30 days. I have often overtightened my front derailleur cable and had to back it off. It's actually a pretty good project to work on if ...


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Crack open the shifter. There are four screws holding it together. Be careful to not displace the springs. If you do move the main one, it is meant to be attached over the cable router and within a small hole in the white plastic near the centre. As for correcting your perceived problem. In general there is a white strip with sprockets. Move the white ...


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I have had precisely this happen luckily I had an aftermarket alu derailleur bolt fitted which snapped saving damage to my frame but the mech, chain and the wheel were right offs ! It's an expensive lesson to learn so don't do it ! To add to my answer I wasn't shifting under load just the opposite in fact it was definitely a simultaneous shift down at the ...


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My experience is to use spray teflon. Nothing else works for very long. Most oil based lubes dry out and get gummy. That is what stops it from working. The little parts get gummed up and stick. Use teflon spray and flush it out well. Hold the brake lever open with a rag under the shifter to catch the excess and spray into every opening. Let it sit for a ...


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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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There is no best. It is purely preference. Most high-end bicycles are equipped with the rapid fire levers - but this may be purely down to market consensus ie. what sells a bike. Some XC racers still use the gripshift shifters and SRAM still make the high-end shifters. I used gripshift years ago on my first mountain bikes but found them quite fragile in a ...


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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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The great thing about bikes is that almost anything is possible for the home mechanic. But only you can answer the question of whether it's worth it. Deraillers almost never "wear out", at most they need new jockey wheels. They can get damaged or bent, often is is the hanger that is bent not the derailluer. So likely all you need is a new shifter, ...



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