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Adjusting front derailleur

qooqiiuqooqiiu Posts: 212
edited August 2012 in MTB workshop & tech
My front derailleur has yet again been refusing to climb up to the big cog. I have taken it back to the shop now about 6 times. It has been ok for about 7 hours riding, until now. Its a total pain in the censored to take it back again but i have no bike stand.

Ive looked at various youtube films and they all use a bike stand to make adjustments. Is there a simple way to sort this out or do i need to buy a stand?

Frustrated!!!

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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I've never owned a bike stand and have been fiddling with bikes for 40 years+. Just turn it upside down.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    And have a look here - excellent how to do anything.
    http://www.parktool.com/blog/repair-help
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  • YeehaaMcgeeYeehaaMcgee Posts: 5,740
    cooldad wrote:
    I've never owned a bike stand and have been fiddling with bikes for 40 years+. Just turn it upside down.
    +Potato (apart from the 40 years bit) - either that or just lean it against a wall.
  • mister pmister p Posts: 405
    One of our local bike workshops hangs the bikes on chains from the rafters to work on them. You don't need a fancy stand but having the bike the right way up with the wheels off the ground does make life easier.
  • The RookieThe Rookie Posts: 27,785
    Pick up back wheel by lifting the rear of the saddle, spin cranks to check, put it down when finished, simples.
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  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    I do everything on the coffee table in my lounge. Being single and unloved has it's perks.
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  • EH_RobEH_Rob Posts: 1,134
    Do you go walking on there?
  • cooldadcooldad Posts: 32,599
    EH_Rob wrote:
    Do you go walking on there?
    No i have a couch for walking on.
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  • GiraffotoGiraffoto Posts: 2,078
    mister p wrote:
    One of our local bike workshops hangs the bikes on chains from the rafters to work on them. You don't need a fancy stand but having the bike the right way up with the wheels off the ground does make life easier.

    Definitely my favourite method, this. A couple of big hooks in your garage ceiling (or living room ceiling, who am I to judge?) and the whole thing is simple
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