Bicycle TutorBicycle Tutor

Show off your bike!

Post Reply 

Basic Shifter Question

Related video tutorials:
How to Adjust Your Front Derailleur How to Adjust Your Front Derailleur
* Now with 3D interactive instructions
Author Message
dochoot Offline
Member

Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 27
Joined: Aug 2012
Post: #1
Basic Shifter Question
   

When both shifters are all the way forward where should the chain be on the front chain ring and on the rear cassette? Thanks in advance.
Oct 4, 2012 11:35 AM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
nfmisso Offline
Veteran Member

San Jose, CA
Posts: 2,047
Joined: Jul 2010
Post: #2
RE: Basic Shifter Question
first; in this case you do not have a cassette, you have a freewheel.
http://sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html

On most (not all bikes) when the left shifter is all the way forward, the chain should be on the smallest ring in the front. Suntour front derailleurs are set up so that when the shifter is all the way forward, the chain will be on the largest ring in the front.

All rear derailleurs that I am aware of are set up so that when the right shifter is all the way forward; the chain is on the smallest cog in back.

Nigel
Oct 4, 2012 12:46 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
dochoot Offline
Member

Valparaiso, IN
Posts: 27
Joined: Aug 2012
Post: #3
RE: Basic Shifter Question
Thanks. Trying to anticipate problems when I go to put the new cables etc on. Was not in working order when given to me.
Oct 4, 2012 01:11 PM
Find all posts by this user Quote this message in a reply
Post Reply 


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread: Author Replies: Views: Last Post
  Front derailluer Question Joshman_75 3 286 Apr 8, 2014 03:03 PM
Last Post: Joshman_75
  Rear shifter not connected to tensioned cable? insurgasaurus 5 409 Mar 31, 2014 10:00 AM
Last Post: insurgasaurus
  Ultegra 600 STI Shifter compatibility questions SlowestPoke 9 887 Mar 3, 2014 06:47 AM
Last Post: SlowestPoke
  SRAM X0 trigger shifter with Shimano Front Derailleur? gregw 6 1,777 Jan 28, 2014 07:58 PM
Last Post: gregw
  Cracked Shifter Bfclax14 1 771 Dec 18, 2013 04:59 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Gear cable disconnected from gear shifter Thatkidnoonelikes 2 1,018 Nov 11, 2013 12:11 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  8-speed shifter and derailleur with 7-speed sprocket? smmr89 8 2,394 Nov 3, 2013 01:18 AM
Last Post: 1FJEF
  Dunlop mountain bike gear shifter gregoire 6 1,579 Oct 18, 2013 10:32 AM
Last Post: bobtravers
  Deore shifter problems !TREK4ME! 4 1,186 Oct 2, 2013 04:06 PM
Last Post: !TREK4ME!
  Shimano Derailleur rear shifter Dave101 3 1,880 Aug 20, 2013 09:25 AM
Last Post: nfmisso

Forum Jump:


RSS Forum RSS Feeds / Powered by MyBB

ISSN 1918-3445 © Copyright 2007-2010 Bicycle Tutor / Privacy Policy

feed