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Takes ages to shift up a gear
Hello.
Thanks for taking the time to read my problem. I have recently bought a new bike. It is around 3 weeks old and done 112 miles on it. Recently it has started taking ages to shift up a gear on the rear cassette and occasionally it feels like it is trying to change gear on its own. The shift down is fine at the moment. In another 3 weeks the bike will have a 6 week free service. Is it worth waiting till then to let the professionals look at it or is it a quick fix I can do myself? I want to keep it in tip top condition so dont want it getting any worse or even damage it by putting more miles on it whilst its like this.

Thanks for taking the time to help me
Jul 20, 2014 10:22 AM
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RE: Takes ages to shift up a gear
(Jul 20, 2014 10:22 AM)jrstevenson1987 Wrote:  Hello.
Thanks for taking the time to read my problem. I have recently bought a new bike. It is around 3 weeks old and done 112 miles on it. Recently it has started taking ages to shift up a gear on the rear cassette and occasionally it feels like it is trying to change gear on its own. The shift down is fine at the moment. In another 3 weeks the bike will have a 6 week free service. Is it worth waiting till then to let the professionals look at it or is it a quick fix I can do myself? I want to keep it in tip top condition so dont want it getting any worse or even damage it by putting more miles on it whilst its like this.

Thanks for taking the time to help me
your first free service is designed to re-tune the bike after it has been used and the cables/housing has seated in. You do not have to wait the six weeks. take it in they should take care of it. This normal in most cases.


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Jul 20, 2014 10:29 AM
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jrstevenson1987 Offline
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RE: Takes ages to shift up a gear
Thanks for the swift reply. I'll get them to take a look as soon as I get some free time
Jul 20, 2014 10:40 AM
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RE: Takes ages to shift up a gear
Sounds good - also a good idea to take in when you have a problem as there may be other items that need attention of which you are not even aware.

Also, for you or others posting drive train problems - please specify if shifting to larger or smaller cogs, rather than "shift up," The proper meaning of shifting up (in the rear) is moving to a smaller cog, but not everyone means that when using that terminology. Thanks.
Jul 20, 2014 07:26 PM
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