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#1
Hi
I'm new to SRAM and am just setting up my road bike with SRAM Rival. However, it takes a lot of force to move the shift lever to get 19/21/23 sprockets.

Any suggestions

Thanks for any help
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#2
Im no expert on those, but does the shifter have a adjustment screw that may have been tighten too much?
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#3
(01-20-2010, 01:12 PM)Turborider Wrote:  Hi
I'm new to SRAM and am just setting up my road bike with SRAM Rival. However, it takes a lot of force to move the shift lever to get 19/21/23 sprockets.

Any suggestions

Thanks for any help

What kind of shifter do you have can you post a pic of it?
My dad always told me a Sledge a matic can fix any thing.
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#4
Hi
Thanks for the suggestions

The shifters are SRAM Rival as well and don't appear to have any adjustments
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#5
Ok since they are newer I am sure you have this manual..
http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/roadshifters_IBS_ForceRival__12_06.pdf

Are you talking about the front derailler? If so..

As I was reading the only thing I came across was this little excerpt, " The left hand shifter offers a trim function for the front derailleur to
allow the chain running smoothly on the small chainring in extreme
positions. (Shift position 1 and 2 is for the small chainring. Shift position
3 is for the large chainring.) " Also make sure the front derailler is properly aligned watch Alex's Video on front derailler adjustment http://bicycletutor.com/adjust-front-derailer/ .

If you are talking about the rear "sprockets"/ derailler then..
Here is the manual for the rear Derailler that I assume is SRAM Rival as well...
http://www.sram.com/_media/techdocs/roadrearderailleurs_ForceRival__1_06.pdf
there is a part in there about index shifting that should be the problem.

Hope this helps,
Bill
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#6
They weren't new, I purchased secondhand - so thanks for the manuals. I have noticed that the rear mech doesn't have the original jockey wheels and the upper one does have quite a bit of play in it - does this usually affect shifting?
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#7
It very well could I would write (email) SRAM and find out.
Good maintenance to your Bike, can make it like the wheels are, true and smooth!
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#8
I think it was the lower pulley that had to have some play, but maybe cyclerUK or DaveM or Alex (or somebody else) can comment on that. Also take a look at http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=76 and inspect the guide pulleys, maybe they were installed the wrong way?
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