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Originally Posted by gvv1980 View Post
I did find a lot of responses on phantom shifting and that likely this phenomena caused by flexing of a steel frame under force of rider going uphill. What I couldn't find is any viable solutions for it. Is it just a nature of steel bikes and cannot be fixed or someone has a checklist of things that I need to go through and if not fix it forever, but minimize effect of flexing?

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Exactly what bike are you asking about? Sure, bicycle frames flex, some more than others. My 1973 Raleigh Professional was flexy compared to some other bikes back then, but I never experienced "phantom shifting". There are steel bikes that are extremely stiff, my steel Bertrand touring bike is the stiffest bike that I own. Steel bikes are not necessarily flexy. Stop blaming the material your bike is made of. Your phantom shift problem is not the fault of frame material
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