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The Sickest Shift I Have Ever Experienced

Old 01-25-21, 07:13 PM
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The Sickest Shift I Have Ever Experienced

Was accelerating pretty hard through a stop sign today. Seems like the bike was upshifting on its own a little bit when pedalling hard. It resulted in a shift so hard and responsive, I felt the rear rim chatter against the pavement slightly as the derailleur flicked into the next smallest cog. Such an awesome and responsive shift, I felt I had to share. I think it's because of the stiffer spring in my suntour derailleur which caused the shift to be so positive. It was just like the chattering you get when dumping the clutch in a manual transmission at high engine RPM's!
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Old 01-25-21, 07:39 PM
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We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth shifting and quiet chain-cog-rdr interface.
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Old 01-25-21, 07:41 PM
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Old 01-25-21, 07:47 PM
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Such things happen when you crank it up to 400 watts.
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Old 01-25-21, 07:57 PM
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth shifting and quiet chain-cog-rdr interface.
I do too. That was unintentional. I always try to shift smooth.
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Old 01-25-21, 08:28 PM
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Old 01-25-21, 08:36 PM
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Originally Posted by Moisture View Post
Was accelerating pretty hard through a stop sign today. Seems like the bike was upshifting on its own a little bit when pedalling hard. It resulted in a shift so hard and responsive, I felt the rear rim chatter against the pavement slightly as the derailleur flicked into the next smallest cog. Such an awesome and responsive shift, I felt I had to share. I think it's because of the stiffer spring in my suntour derailleur which caused the shift to be so positive. It was just like the chattering you get when dumping the clutch in a manual transmission at high engine RPM's!
So, to recap: you were running a stop sign, your bike is so poorly tuned that the bike was "upshifting on its own," and apparently you had no rear tire, since you "felt the rear rim chatter against the pavement."

If that's worth bragging about, I wonder what would make you feel sheepish?
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Old 01-25-21, 08:53 PM
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I'd be more worried about it happening again and trying to avoid injury rather than thinking it was cool. I know a dude who did something similar than ended up with a broken collarbone. Now that was sick!
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Old 01-25-21, 08:56 PM
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fixed it for ya
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Old 01-25-21, 09:10 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
So, to recap: you were running a stop sign, your bike is so poorly tuned that the bike was "upshifting on its own," and apparently you had no rear tire, since you "felt the rear rim chatter against the pavement."

If that's worth bragging about, I wonder what would make you feel sheepish?
Lmao, no I did have a rear tire installed of course. Yes my rear derailleur is f*ked right now. That shift had to make up for it though.
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Old 01-25-21, 09:21 PM
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Sick shift, bro!

Gotta love a broken bike that is doing what it shouldn't and is clearly not safe to ride and someone is proud of that fact. It never ceases to amaze. I guess ride it like you stole it (out of the bike shop's dumpster) really applies in this situation

I love bikes, a lot but there is no way I would ride something that is so f'ed like it was a good working bike and then brag about it. I would head down to my local shop and say "hey, can you guys get this safely rideable, I don't wanna die". Well I guess I am a modern man and I gotta "lust for life", I do drive a GTO all on a government loan! (and if you don't know now you know)
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Old 01-25-21, 09:23 PM
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
So, to recap: you were running a stop sign, your bike is so poorly tuned that the bike was "upshifting on its own," and apparently you had no rear tire, since you "felt the rear rim chatter against the pavement."

If that's worth bragging about, I wonder what would make you feel sheepish?
Maybe the rear rim was smaller than the front one.
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Old 01-26-21, 12:13 AM
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Originally Posted by veganbikes View Post
Sick shift, bro!

Gotta love a broken bike that is doing what it shouldn't and is clearly not safe to ride and someone is proud of that fact. It never ceases to amaze. I guess ride it like you stole it (out of the bike shop's dumpster) really applies in this situation

I love bikes, a lot but there is no way I would ride something that is so f'ed like it was a good working bike and then brag about it. I would head down to my local shop and say "hey, can you guys get this safely rideable, I don't wanna die". Well I guess I am a modern man and I gotta "lust for life", I do drive a GTO all on a government loan! (and if you don't know now you know)
The only time this problem ever happened to me when I incorrectly setup RD indexing (noob mistake) so the "L" limiter screw + wrong index setting is pushing the the RD from the lowest gear to the next higher gear whenever the drivetrain is shocked sufficiently by a road bump or abruptly applying pedal pressure.

The problem was made worse by cross-chaining. Eventually, I learned to setup the RD properly and avoided cross-chaining. Never had shifting problems again.

The sickest shift I ever had, I didn't hear nor even feel a thing! I had to look down towards the RD to make sure it actually shifted!
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Old 01-26-21, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by CAT7RDR View Post
We are polar opposites. I take pride in my smooth shifting and quiet chain-cog-rdr interface.
My Sram 7 RD on both my bike and trike shift almost flawlessly every time. Almost no noise at all.
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Old 01-26-21, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by shelbyfv View Post
Remember the car dealer who advertised "We lose money on every deal but make it up in volume."
Personally I like the guy that tells me on TV that his instant coffee tastes just as good as fresh perked. He make used car dealers seem like the paragon of virtue.
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People still "perk" coffee? Hadn't heard of that since the last time I fell off my pet 'bent.
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People still "perk" coffee? Hadn't heard of that since the last time I fell off my pet 'bent.
Fell off??? That explains a lot.
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Ah, yessss... someone finally droped the hamer once again. I feared this place was getting a wee bit soft.
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Fell off??? That explains a lot.
The reference was clearly lost on you. That explains everything.
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Originally Posted by Koyote View Post
So, to recap: you were running a stop sign, your bike is so poorly tuned that the bike was "upshifting on its own," and apparently you had no rear tire, since you "felt the rear rim chatter against the pavement."

If that's worth bragging about, I wonder what would make you feel sheepish?
Nah, it's not that complicated. Here's what really happened:

Once again, they made up a post with a bunch of "hot button" issues. Then they surrounded those issue with nonsensical claims.

All to elicit responses from folks who mistakenly believe that the OP is earnest, and being truthful.

It's another in a long line of troll posts.

(today it's 29 degrees and snowing where this poor person claims to live)
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Originally Posted by HD3andMe View Post
Nah, it's not that complicated. Here's what really happened:

Once again, they made up a post with a bunch of "hot button" issues. Then they surrounded those issue with nonsensical claims.

All to elicit responses from folks who mistakenly believe that the OP is earnest, and being truthful.

It's another in a long line of troll posts.

(today it's 29 degrees and snowing where this poor person claims to live)
I don't know about the rest, but I do agree with the part in bold.

The only question is: does Moisture know that he's a troll?
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I've replaced my rear derailleur with a brand new Acera long cage which I got from the bikehub.

No more skipping in any gear! However, on my ride home, I did notice some ghost shifting just once. Otherwise, everything was good.

I think I can chalk that up to this derailleur not being designed around non indexed shifting. It is much more picky about line tension in each gear versus my old suntour.

I'll get a pic tommorow.
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