Ghost shifting – help

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  • Ghost shifting – help
  • Trimix
    Member

    I seem to have an automatic bike now. I seems to randomly shift gears. Ive checked the mech, its stright and not too worn, lubed the cable again, adjusted it again, but it still shifts every so often. Anything else I should check before junking the mech and cables and replacing them all with new ones ?

    iamsporticus
    Member

    Do you ride a FS bike?

    If so Id take a peep at the cables tightening as the swingarm flexes if they are too short

    Good luck

    Trimix
    Member

    Yes, its a whyte 46. The cables are the correct length – same length as they have been for the 4 years Ive been riding it. Old outers, new inners and just lubed them.

    gtkid
    Member

    have you had the chain / cassette on for a long time ie stretched / worn?

    Premier Icon nickc
    Subscriber

    cable guide under the bottom bracket?

    Keva
    Member

    have you got a Shadow rear mech ? They shadow shift really well.

    coatesy
    Member

    New inners + old outers = problems. Not usually worth the couple of quid saved.

    fily5bellies
    Member

    Change the cables, inners and outers, before you junk the mech. I binned my shadow mech as it came against the stop at the lowest gear and wouldn’t adjust out of it.

    Trimix
    Member

    OK, I reckon its time for a new set of outers. I think its the original outer – so its well past its sell by date. Its a normal XR mech.

    Cheers for the advice.

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