Adjusting RD

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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby Latinobeat » 27 Oct 2013 08:38

kfjatek wrote:If you put a larger big sprocket, wouldn't you need to readjust the B-tension screw on the derailleur (to give the chain enough space)? Also - perhaps the H / L screws need realigning?

There's a good video here that could help: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CPLiW-0zLa4

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Ah, I did wonder if that might be the case. Bike shop it is!
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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby Latinobeat » 27 Oct 2013 08:39

Kevy427 wrote:The obvious solution is to buy a new bike...


That is what's caused the problem in the first place. :lol: :lol:
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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby kfjatek » 27 Oct 2013 09:56

Latinobeat wrote:Ah, I did wonder if that might be the case. Bike shop it is


Come on, it's dead easy, even I managed to do it when I changed the derailleurs ( I know, :shock: ). As long as you have a service stand, you should be fine. That video is really good for it, you just need to watch it enough times! :-)

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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby Latinobeat » 27 Oct 2013 09:59

kfjatek wrote:
Latinobeat wrote:Ah, I did wonder if that might be the case. Bike shop it is


Come on, it's dead easy, even I managed to do it when I changed the derailleurs ( I know, :shock: ). As long as you have a service stand, you should be fine. That video is really good for it, you just need to watch it enough times! :-)

:ugeek:

I tried once before and bu :shock: :shock: ered it up and had to go shame faced to the LBS. Much less humiliating to say new cassette can I have my gears serviced please. I know my limits. Oh and I don't have a service stand either. :D
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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby kfjatek » 27 Oct 2013 10:00

Excuses excuses ;-)

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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby Latinobeat » 27 Oct 2013 10:09

kfjatek wrote:Excuses excuses ;-)

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Yep! :lol:
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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby KidStardust » 29 Oct 2013 11:06

kfjatek wrote:If you put a larger big sprocket, wouldn't you need to readjust the B-tension screw on the derailleur (to give the chain enough space)? Also - perhaps the H / L screws need realigning?


This. I went through exactly the same cassette switch and had to fiddle with the B screw. I'm a tech fuckwit but got it working relatively easily.
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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby flavadave » 29 Oct 2013 11:38

Right!

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Have you got the cassette on the correct side of the wheel? Easy mistake to make...
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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby Jack Hughes » 29 Oct 2013 13:51

I'll get you a cup of tea Dave. Two sugars?
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Re: Adjusting RD

Postby Latinobeat » 29 Oct 2013 19:42

Jack Hughes wrote:I'll get you a cup of tea Dave. Two sugars?


He's would need more than a cup of tea I suspect.......I'm not technically minded.

My neighbour is lending me a copy of Zen and the art of Bicycle maintenance to have a read of, in the meantime I am going to be £25 lighter but it will be done correctly.
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