Trouble engaging the granny ring
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Mally



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 2:20 pm    Post subject: Trouble engaging the granny ring Reply with quote

Hi all, trying to give my bike a bit of a overhaul before letting it go to pastures new next week.

My problem is, when out today it would not change down to the granny ring. I have tried the adjuster on the bars to no avail, the cable is slack when gear is selected. I think my only option is to play with the 2 screws on the derailer but I have no idea what they do and as Ive already sold the bike I dont want to make it worse.

Any help would be appreciated

Thanks
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mr-marty-martin



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

erm maybe try tightening the wire, or the cables may need oiling
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 3:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Trouble engaging the granny ring Reply with quote

Mally wrote:
I think my only option is to play with the 2 screws on the derailer
Thanks


If your cable is slack and can not release any more tension it is almost certainly the High/Low screws, unless your derailer is bent out of shape. Just make sure the tension is loose all the way to the derailer. I have had instances before where the cable is loose in between the cable housing, but then because the cable has worn and frayed, it got stuck in the housing and would not release tension.

I never get the high/low screws the right way round, its just one of those things I can never remember, I always adjust the wrong one. What model derailer is it?

Just d/l the relative manual for the derailer and it will tell you which way to turn it, or just google high/low screw adjustment.

Bry

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Mally



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers bry, I'll check the make out tomorrow and google it
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Gunner



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mally wrote:
Cheers bry, I'll check the make out tomorrow and google it


Don't bother Googling, Mally, just have a look here:

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=75


It tells you all you'll need to know
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Mally



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cheers Gunner, Top notch guide that, confident even I cant go wrong with that.
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K88MUD



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well after the mess on i had last week getting mine set right i could of done with this link.......carnt add anything but say if your still unsure......turn ONE screw half a turn at a time......then you can count the turns and replace if needed.
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Gunner



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 7:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mally wrote:
Cheers Gunner, Top notch guide that, confident even I cant go wrong with that.


happy to help, just make sure you "bookmark" the site, it's a great guide Wink

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Mally



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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 8:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good point ritchie, one of those simple things you wish you had done after you realise youve ballsed it up

Already in my favourites Gunner Very Happy
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