Monday, 27 April 2015

realigning the gears

The first stage of getting the mountain bike checked over. Cleaning it with Muc-off helped and has made the garage smell quite fragrant. Then I put it onto the spinny thing to realign the gears.

After I've reset the cables and the derailleur adjustments the gears are changing like a new bike. It has that SRAM system that lets the gears go up and down in 2s and 3s also, which was entertaining as part of the tests.

It does need a new chain though, the current one is occasionally skipping and I've worked out that it has stretched.

Still, I was expecting to have to buy several bits and pieces and in practice a new chain seems to be all that is needed.

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