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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:39 am 
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So i've adjusted the rear mech, no problems here.

Come to the front mech and i'm struggling.


It changes UP absolutely fine, it goes from small to middle to large just how you'd want it to. BUT when i shift down to the middle cog it just wont go. If i downshift again it drops the chain right down to the small cog - totally missing out the middle one.

If i mess with the barrel adjuster to loosen the tension it still wont drop down to the middle. Plus, if i drop the tension there, then the mech has probs upshifting then.

Any ideas? I've tried everything, made sure the mech is aligned properly (right height etc).

if you can help me i'll love you for ever


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:49 am 
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twisted front mech or teh bearings are bunged up.sounds like its sticking give it a soak in some penetrating lube ...if this dont work then its twisted /bent/buggered. :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:50 am 
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thought as much :(

thanks dude, i'll see what ive got that penetrates!


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:53 am 
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richie-t wrote:

thanks dude, i'll see what ive got that penetrates!


ooh-er missus ! :oops: :oops: :oops:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:55 am 
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Aaggggghhh if it is ... tell me what size it is and I will see what I have :wink:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:56 am 
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well, i found a penetrator, but I DONT THINK ITS MEANT FOR THE MECH OLOL


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 10:58 am 
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you filthy animal !! :lol:


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 11:03 am 
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dave - if you've got any spares let me know and i'll send you some cash.


I'm not sure what size it is - its bottom pull though. My gt tempest is a 31.8 but this might be different.



i've got some TF2 lube so will spray it with that later tonight once i've got her on my DIY repair stand (pictures to follow)!


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Can anyone confirm that its a 31.8 top pull please?


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PostPosted: Mon Nov 24, 2008 7:01 pm 
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its defintely a bottom pull big man just not sure on the size :/


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