Tuning Shimano RapidRise

by behemothprocycling   August 30, 2013  

I have a Shimano RapidRise rear mech - does the barrel adjuster work in the same way as on a conventional deraillieur? I find I am having to shift twice to move to the next biggest cog, but then click one back down again to stop the chain skipping in between two gears. When I hold the bike off the ground and change gears its fine, it only plays up when im riding Rolling Eyes

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If you mean does it tighten or loosen the tension on the cable, yes!

If you mean does tightening the cable pulls the chain out an easier gear/larger cog? No, it works the opposite way. More tension, harder gear/smaller cog.

Hope this helps.

posted by Yorkshie Whippet [423 posts]
6th September 2013 - 12:23

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Thank you - 'll have a go this weekend.

New Dawes Giro 300 purchased, I'm almost a roadie at last!

posted by behemothprocycling [48 posts]
6th September 2013 - 20:29