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Hopefully someone will be able to offer some advice on a little problem i'm having. I had a back wheel and cassette replaced on my bike and got it back yesterday. I went out for a spin last night and noticed that when i tried to shift to the middle ring at the front it wouldn't shift. When I pressed the paddle again it dropped to the small inner ring and I then had to shift up to the middle ring. Does this sound like a derailleur issue or a calbe tension issue or something completely different? I won't have time to leave it back in to the workshop as I'm doing a sportive on Saturday the 5th July.

Cheers,

Gary

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veseunr [260 posts] 2 years ago
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Middle ring shifting is nearly always cable tension. Limit screws only for big and small rings. Just check the cable is moving freely and not gunged up anywhere.

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Beatnik69 [368 posts] 2 years ago
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Thanks Veseunr. I'll check that out.

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bechdan [107 posts] 2 years ago
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How old is the gear cable? They need changing every once in a while so thats worth doing then readjust the tension.

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Beatnik69 [368 posts] 2 years ago
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It's about a year old Bechdan. I think I have it sorted by adjusting the tension. If I can shift my hangover I'll go out for a spin later to make sure. Thanks
Gary