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Jun
7
comment Problem with chain skipping without trying to shift (even with new chain and gears)
This certainly seemed to be the problem in my case.
Jun
3
comment Problem with chain skipping without trying to shift (even with new chain and gears)
By sensai I mean a wise and experienced bike mechanic, i.e. a "master" in his craft. I hope the term did not confuse more than it clarified.. :-)
Jun
2
comment Problem with chain skipping without trying to shift (even with new chain and gears)
I can see how that could cause similar problems but in my case it started happening on a derailler that had been working perfectly for years.
May
30
comment Problem with chain skipping without trying to shift (even with new chain and gears)
Thank you for all that information, lots of stuff I need to check when I get home!
May
30
comment Problem with chain skipping without trying to shift (even with new chain and gears)
The chain is new (and was changed by me regular bike shop) so I assumed no stuck links. Will take a look at that when I get home. Thanks for the tip!
May
30
comment Problem with chain skipping without trying to shift (even with new chain and gears)
The chain and back cogs were changed by my regular bike repair shop, I assume they did it correctly, it looks okay (to me). Thank you for the tip in regards to the rear derailler screw. Will check that out when I get home.
May
30
comment Problem with chain skipping without trying to shift (even with new chain and gears)
Sorry for any confusion, I think my use of imprecise terms might have led to edits that changed what I meant. The problem occurs most frequently on the middle chain-ring regardless of which back cogs are in use.
May
29
comment Problem with chain skipping without trying to shift (even with new chain and gears)
As far as I can tell the chain is centred on both back and front cogs with no pull either towards lower or higher gears. It does not happen when at the largest cog in front (which has the greatest radius and largest number of "teeth") which to me indicates that it might have something to do with chain-tension and/or cogs. The back-derailer (once again I apologize if the term is imprecise) is pretty old, maybe the spring is getting old?