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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 2:30 pm 
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Please any advice on how to solve my problem. The chain wont stay in 8th gear (2nd smallest cog) weather its in the big or middle chain ring. All other gears work perfect. I'm using 07 XTR.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:03 pm 
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Is it dropping into 9th, trying to climb back into 7th, skipping...?

More info req'd.


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 4:09 pm 
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drops down on to 9th (smallest) then jumps back on to the 8th. jumping round the two small gears
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:11 pm 
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If 9th is working OK then it sounds as if you need just a little more tension on the cable via the barrel adjuster.

If that doesn't work try setting your gears up when they're in the middle of the block, works for me.

Also have a look here: http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:39 pm 
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Thanks
I give it a try. :D


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:49 pm 
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Silly me. just touched the barrell adjuster and all good. Thanks for the help. 8)


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2007 8:30 pm 
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No problem fella.
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