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Your drivetrain should be familiar to any bike shop mechanic and they should be able to adjust it or identify any problem. In the US, it is normal for a bike sold at a bike shop to include a free "tune up" return shop visit after about 250km (155 miles) to adjust anything that has loosened during the initial use period. If it turns out that you ...


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Even cheap components should shift okay-ish, unless they are badly worn. Shifting problems are usually caused by any combination of: Bad adjustment: Incorrectly set cable tension or limit screws. Excessive cable friction: Due to bad routing, worn cables, worn cables housing, missing/bad cable housing end caps or very low-quality cables. Bent derailleur ...


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