Shifting Problems

Discussion in 'Mountain Bikes' started by kokopuffs, May 7, 2003.

  1. kokopuffs

    kokopuffs Guest

    I just replaced both brake/shifter pods with new ones on my Specialized Rockhopper Criterium, 1994 model (approx). The new brake/shifter pods are Shimano V-Brake CI-DECK PLUS. The derailleurs are: front - Shimano ALTUS A20 and rear - Shimano ALTUS A10.

    Also, the rear cluster is composed of 7 gears.

    The problem is this, with the chain on the middle chainring, upshifting from 4'th to 5'th is a problem. The derailleur moves but the chain fails to transfer to the smaller sprocket. Instead I need to upshift to 6'th gear from 4'th and then downshift to 5'th.

    How do I adjust these babies, these indexed shifters? Just an fyi the last time I dealt with bikes was my 1986 Schwinn Cimarron. The components on that model were simpler, much simpler than this new fangled stuff.

    thanks, all.
    -T
     
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  2. rek

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  3. kokopuffs

    kokopuffs Guest

    Thanks, Rek. Yeah, that's what I'm told. And the Park Tool website is really a boone to me.

    Also, just an fyi to you all, I readjusted the rear wheel a couple of millimeters in the dropouts (it's a quick release) which solved MY problem.
     
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