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derailleur adjustment help

jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
edited July 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
hey people,
had my bike re-set up by halfords and now my bike doesnt seem to like to go onto the smallest cog on the rear cassette. im pretty sure i just need to adjust the derailleur but dont know how. help would be awesome.
i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington

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  • Go on youtube and type in "rear derailer set up". Simples
  • Greer_Greer_ Posts: 1,716
    Everything you need to know will be in parktools - here parktool.com/blog/repair-help

    The guide in it is how I learnt to index my gears.
  • ElliesDadElliesDad Posts: 245
    When I got into biking earlier this year I didn't have a clue. Now 6 months later I am quite proficient at adjusting nearly everything on the bike, I just trawled the net when something needed adjusting and learnt from there. To be honest adjusting gears is pretty simple stuff, just Google derailleur adjustment!
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    2014 Giant Defy 2
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    This months MBUK has a maintenance DVD with it which shows front and rear mech set up in a really clear and easy way.
  • Greer_Greer_ Posts: 1,716
    Well this months MBUK, but next months is the one in the shops now.
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    Greer_ wrote:
    Well this months MBUK, but next months is the one in the shops now.

    Oh I don't know.. I got my July and August ones in the post within a few days of each other so I have no idea which I read first or which the DVD was in!

    Tis good though, definitely helped me.
  • Greer_Greer_ Posts: 1,716
    the way they're 'released' a month early is so confusing! I don't understand why the july edition can't be released in july!
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    Same reason anything with a 2013 sticker on it is released any time after Spring 2012 I guess.

    It doesn't really matter does it, I get one magazine a month, if the writers of MBUK think they are time travellers, that's cool with me.
  • jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
    which month is it? coz i get paid on the morrow and could do with buying it. :)
    i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
  • jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
    Or go back to Halfords and give them a kicking!
    they are gonna be getting a kick up the censored ! ha.
    also, i have monumental chain slippage which needs to be sorted. any ideas?
    i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    Julys issue I think. Might be worth asking the mods in the MBUK office section if they can send you a copy of the DVD as I don't think the mag will be on sale still.

    I would send you mine but I need it :)
  • jakjtbjakjtb Posts: 111
    TwellySmat wrote:

    I would send you mine but I need it :)
    Ha I shan't be stealing another mans magazines. I'll ask in the mbuk part
    i find that if you just talk, your mouth comes out with stuff - Karl Pilkington
  • TwellyTwelly Posts: 1,437
    Ha, I'm done with the mag, it's the DVD I'm keeping! But yeah defo try get your hands on one, I found it much easier to be shown than told.
  • Go on youtube and type in "rear derailer set up". Simples

    +1 I've always found the official Sram videos best for Sram, Avid and Rockshox kit.
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