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gearing...still

pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
edited February 2013 in MTB workshop & tech
Still having a nightmare with the gearing set up.

I have a double chainring with bash, its the small chainring with the middle acting as the large and then bash. The casstte is a nine speed 11-32 and the chainrings are 24T and 36T. Ive been fiddling with the Hi and Low screws with no luck. I don't know whether its cables or indexing. The chain has 108 links. Is there anything that i've described that jumps out as being wrong? If not i'm gna take it to lbs because it's been doing my head in.

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  • jimothy78jimothy78 Posts: 1,407
    you don't tell us what the problem you're having actually is...
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    If the cables are old, replace them. If the indexing is wrong, read 'Read this first' below and index them properly.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    What relevance is the number of chain links? Chain needs to be sized correctly (big/big without rear mech plus 2 links).
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    jimothy78 wrote:
    you don't tell us what the problem you're having actually is...
    I don't know what the problem is.
    cooldad wrote:
    If the cables are old, replace them. If the indexing is wrong, read 'Read this first' below and index them properly.
    Ok I think it could actually be a mixture of both, cheers
    What relevance is the number of chain links? Chain needs to be sized correctly (big/big without rear mech plus 2 links).
    I wasn't sure if it was relevant, cheers will also do the chain sizing
  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Can you describe what is wrong then?
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    You may not know the problem, but you know the symptom.......
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    You may not know the problem, but you know the symptom.......
    haha yeah guess I do - the rear derailleur won't shift far enough to lead the chain to the largest gear on the rear cassette even though I've let the low screw quite far out. The same with the high gear and high screw. The derailleur will go far enough to lead the chain to the right gear if I pull it, which makes me think it might be the cables not tight enough or too old, but I think I have pulled the cable as tight as it can go and it seems to shift fine for the middle gears. And adjusted the barrel at shifters.

    I dont know if that helps..
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Assuming you have a conventional and not a rapid rise rear mech.....

    Access to the largest gear is achieved by slackening the HIGH screw (without allowing it to fall right over it) if that is the issue.

    Access to the smallest gear is controlled by the LOW screw (well it's there to stop it going to far and dropping off the outside)

    Have a read of the parktools guide to Indexing the derailleurs, it sounds like you need the help.

    First stepis setting the low screw so it's running cleanly in the smallest gear without any cable tension
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    Ok I'll have another look at park tools.
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Assuming you have a conventional and not a rapid rise rear mech.....

    Access to the largest gear is achieved by slackening the HIGH screw (without allowing it to fall right over it) if that is the issue.

    Access to the smallest gear is controlled by the LOW screw (well it's there to stop it going to far and dropping off the outside)

    Have a read of the parktools guide to Indexing the derailleurs, it sounds like you need the help.

    First stepis setting the low screw so it's running cleanly in the smallest gear without any cable tension
    Except the H screw stops the chain dropping off the highest gear (small cog), not the L. And is the one to set first.
    And the L screw stops the chain dropping into the spokes
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  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    Assuming you have a conventional and not a rapid rise rear mech.....

    Access to the largest gear is achieved by slackening the HIGH screw (without allowing it to fall right over it) if that is the issue.

    Access to the smallest gear is controlled by the LOW screw (well it's there to stop it going to far and dropping off the outside)

    Have a read of the parktools guide to Indexing the derailleurs, it sounds like you need the help.

    First stepis setting the low screw so it's running cleanly in the smallest gear without any cable tension
    Yeah you're right I was doing something wrong with the limit screws.

    I watched this video - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_KNGQFPT9U and now its all shifting perfectly :D

    Going to replace cables anyway as they look quite old, the rear is missing that cable cap thing and is starting to fray. Cheers for help
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I've said it before, frequently, 99.9999999999% of shifting problems are down to cables. And as cassette spacing gets narrower it will become even more crucial.
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  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,804
    Fraying at the tip isn't really an issue, and a brand new cable will be frayed if it gets caught on something......but always make sure your cables are good
    Current steed - Whyte T129, 2013 frame, mongrel Revelations, Giant dropper, Stans S1 wheelset. 12, Magura Trail Sport brakes, 1x11. 12.8Kg
  • pesky_jonespesky_jones Posts: 2,890
    ok, i know the amount of fraying isnt an issue but I think they`re old so am going to replace. thanks
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    Of course. It's on the internet now so must be true.
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