Chain rubbing on front derailleur...

youngy81 Posts: 42
edited October 2011 in Road beginners
and gears slipping on my spesh road bike. Any clues what is wrong? Started two hours into a ride on Sunday, was perfect before. I'm pretty useless when it comes to bike maintenance and am loathe to put it into the bike shop again.

Thanks in advance


  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    Pretty new bike at a guess?? I'd suggest cable stretch as the most likely culprit. You'll need to adjust the gears and maybe the high / low stop screws front and rear. This is a job you really ought to learn so have a watch of a few videos on here and youtube.
  • Bike is new to me but a couple of years old. Will take a look at youtube etc thanks
  • Wirral_paul
    Wirral_paul Posts: 2,476

    Plenty of other guides on here also if you have a dig around. What groupset are you using? Fundamentally the adjustment is pretty similar on all gears
  • Tiagra
  • mustol
    mustol Posts: 134
    A couple of other things to consider. Make sure you're not cross-chaining i.e. large chainring/large sprocket or small chainring/small sprocket - this would cause chain rub. As regards gears 'slipping' - do you mean that the chain is skipping when you put the pressure down on the pedals. If so - you'll probably need to replace chain and cassette. If they haven't been replaced in the 2 years since new - they're most probably worn.