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When I pedal, I can't shift into gears

Old 08-30-15, 07:46 AM
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Its a troll. The question isn't real!
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Old 08-30-15, 07:59 AM
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OP, you have put your bike into gear 0. It's because you were on a steep hill, and you had to downshift in order to keep moving because you are new to road cycling & just building strength. In gear 0 your pedals will just spin. It's like neutral on your car, but completely different. Next time this happens you should try to shift both front & rear gears at the same time, vigorously. You have to do them both at the exact same time or it won't work, you might even put it in reverse. If that doesn't work, call your LBS to come out & give your bike a boost. Sometimes it's easier to get out of gear zero by upshifting while going back down the steep hill (going forwards of course).
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Old 08-30-15, 08:24 AM
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Well worth the couple hundred extra for an automatic transmission.
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Old 08-30-15, 08:27 AM
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Call me gullible, but I'd rather think the OP is being sincere... just in case.
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Old 08-30-15, 09:01 AM
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
Call me gullible, but I'd rather think the OP is being sincere... just in case.
Honestly, I can't tell. Would not be surprised either way.
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Gear zero?
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If indeed a troll, very interesting. Most likely yes. Uses bad English, abrupt language to make you wonder what is really meant. Like the one about hitting the girl, and is the bike okay. That was where I figured it out.
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This thread brings back memories of Sturmey Archer 3spd hubs and the dreaded "monkey gear" that pitched a few of us on our heads back in the 60s/70s.
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
Call me gullible, but I'd rather think the OP is being sincere... just in case.
Gullible. Look at his post history.
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Old 08-30-15, 05:28 PM
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100% troll, but great for the entertainment value. Lol.
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Old 08-30-15, 05:50 PM
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Unplug your bike, wait 30 sec, plug it back in.
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Old 08-30-15, 06:22 PM
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Originally Posted by f4rrest View Post
Call me gullible, but I'd rather think the OP is being sincere... just in case.
Yeah, I'm not 100% sure. But then my perspective could be a bit skewed. I've been on another forum (not within BF) lately, and a lot of the posts over there are at about this level of ... um ... uh ... let's say, lack of education/experience. Astounding ... and actually somewhat alarming.
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Yeah, I'm not 100% sure. But then my perspective could be a bit skewed. I've been on another forum (not within BF) lately, and a lot of the posts over there are at about this level of ... um ... uh ... let's say, lack of education/experience. Astounding ... and actually somewhat alarming.
Im pretty sure it's a sign of the apocalypse
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Im pretty sure it's a sign of the apocalypse
The end is near!
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Make sure you red line every gear and drope the hammer!
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Yeah, I'm not 100% sure. But then my perspective could be a bit skewed. I've been on another forum (not within BF) lately, and a lot of the posts over there are at about this level of ... um ... uh ... let's say, lack of education/experience. Astounding ... and actually somewhat alarming.
Op has been posting the same kind of stuff since he started here, bib shorts, running into kids etc, etc, either he's a total wuss of troll, not sure which is worse.

Claims he bought a Émonda ALR from summit bikes... if it's that new, I don't see how he could be having so much issues lol!
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You've reached nirvana. Sell your bike and take up bowling.
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Yeah, how's that "better workout on a road bike" thing working out for ya now?

https://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycli...bike-road.html

It's a FACT!

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Originally Posted by DaveWC View Post
OP, you have put your bike into gear 0. It's because you were on a steep hill, and you had to downshift in order to keep moving because you are new to road cycling & just building strength. In gear 0 your pedals will just spin. It's like neutral on your car, but completely different. Next time this happens you should try to shift both front & rear gears at the same time, vigorously. You have to do them both at the exact same time or it won't work, you might even put it in reverse. If that doesn't work, call your LBS to come out & give your bike a boost. Sometimes it's easier to get out of gear zero by upshifting while going back down the steep hill (going forwards of course).
Brilliant!
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Old 08-30-15, 08:59 PM
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You've reached nirvana. Sell your bike and take up bowling.
I rather he take up silent meditation lol!
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You should have bought a Fuji. I never have this problem on my Fuji.

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You should have bought a Fuji. I never have this problem on my Fuji.

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FTW! Lol!
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Originally Posted by Machka View Post
Yeah, I'm not 100% sure. But then my perspective could be a bit skewed. I've been on another forum (not within BF) lately, and a lot of the posts over there are at about this level of ... um ... uh ... let's say, lack of education/experience. Astounding ... and actually somewhat alarming.
Poe's law

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Hit the crank with a hammer and it should start working again.
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Poe's law is an Internet adage which states that, without a clear indicator of the author's intent, parodies of extreme views will, to some readers, be indistinguishable from sincere expressions of the parodied views.
So no need for a parody thread? Aw, shucks....
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