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hi guys, noob question...2 weeks ago i got an '05 Rockhopper comp and i'm having issues w/ the chain slipping when i put hard pressure on the pedal (due to steeper inclines). doesn't happen all the time, but enough to be annoying, and its not that its changing rings or gears, but its like it slips off of one link and catches the next. would this be caused by poor technique or is there a mechanical explanation? i've read about cable stretching, but would that happen this soon?
 

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biggsmoothe said:
hi guys, noob question...2 weeks ago i got an '05 Rockhopper comp and i'm having issues w/ the chain slipping when i put hard pressure on the pedal (due to steeper inclines). doesn't happen all the time, but enough to be annoying, and its not that its changing rings or gears, but its like it slips off of one link and catches the next. would this be caused by poor technique or is there a mechanical explanation? i've read about cable stretching, but would that happen this soon?
The cables will have stretched and the housing will have compressed throwing off the indexing of your drivetrain. This occurs on the first couple of rides until everything beds in.

Also, a bent derailleur hanger would give you similar symptoms.
 

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GearHead said:
This occurs on the first couple of rides until everything beds in.

Also, a bent derailleur hanger would give you similar symptoms.
so, assuming its not a bent derailleur, the slipping should resolve itself?
 

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biggsmoothe said:
hi guys, noob question...2 weeks ago i got an '05 Rockhopper comp and i'm having issues w/ the chain slipping when i put hard pressure on the pedal (due to steeper inclines). doesn't happen all the time, but enough to be annoying, and its not that its changing rings or gears, but its like it slips off of one link and catches the next. would this be caused by poor technique or is there a mechanical explanation? i've read about cable stretching, but would that happen this soon?
Rotate the rear derailleur cable tension adjuster 1 click counter clockwise and ride.
If you still get slipping, repeat till it stops.
Lenny
 

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Lenny said:
Rotate the rear derailleur cable tension adjuster 1 click counter clockwise and ride.
If you still get slipping, repeat till it stops.
Lenny
i will try it....thanks!
 
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