Deteriorating Shifting?

Postby ursavage on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:10pm

Deteriorating shifting?

I have an Avanti Aggressor, just over 6 months old. I ride pretty much every week, in typical muddy NZ conditions. Starting to notice that shifting is becoming less reliable, despite recent service by LBS.

I have tried to make my own adjustments to the system to improve shifting, but seemed to have made things worse rather than better. Seems VERY finicky to set-up, but perhaps that is usual?

Without seeing the problem, what is your best educated guess?

1) XT components – what did you expect
2) Setup problems – learn how to setup your gears properly you grom
3) Muddy cable lines – replace
4) Other…

Thanks for any help or ideas!
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Postby CaptainCaveman on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:12pm

Dead cables - get XTR ones (they are expensive but well worth it).
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Postby XTC1 on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:12pm

Id say it will be cables and housings, I put new ones on my bike a few months back and ever since then they have been running awsome, iv hardly had to adjust them. And possibly learn how to tune the gears lol
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Postby Grapefruit on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:14pm

cables and perhaps the lbs doesnt have a great mechanic, try another store as a one off and see...
go to Wallis in Ellerslie if your in auckland.
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Postby Malcy on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:16pm

Try lossening the cable enough that you can slide the outters up and down the inner.

THEN get some lube and lube it up.

Nice.
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Postby CaptainCaveman on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:16pm

Also check that your derailleur hanger is true - even a little twist will stuff things up.
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Postby hickie on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:22pm

Most likely cables if they were not changed in the service change them.

However, at 6 months old riding every week in mud you have probably used up over half the life of the chain/cassette and you will notice shifting won't be as quick, but will still happen. When you start getting chain suck in granny and/or skipping in the middle ring it will be time to change you chain/cassette and granny/middle chain rings.

Other possible cause could be derailer hanger or drop out. Check they are not bent.
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Postby Malcy on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:24pm

maybe bin the shimano.....go SRAM?
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Postby danose on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:25pm

Malcy wrote: maybe bin the shimano.....go SRAM?


just replace it ALL with xtr - cables, cranks, chain, cogs, shifters, derailleurs :satan:
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Postby Malcy on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:26pm

and mortage yourself a bit too...

lol
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Postby hickie on Fri 19/Jan/07 2:27pm

Malcy wrote: and mortage yourself a bit too...

lol


don't you have to throw the kids into the deal if you want X0?
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