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    Received New X7 Hobgoblin

    Yeehaa! Very nice bike. I've taken through some of the famous New England Pot holes but that's it. Real trail work will have to wait until April when the snow is gone. Need to learn how to adjust the SRAM RD. I 'm very used to Shimano but this is my first SRAM and I'm having a tough time getting right. Lots of ghost shifts and not in the correct gear in Association to the shifter.

    I almost forgot this must be an earlier run of the HG as it has the Dual air fork.
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    Congrats, nice ride!

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    Very nice.

    With Sram setup, I find it useful to set the shifter in the highest gear position and pedal the chain to the smallest rear cog. The shift cable is the most slack at that point. Then, loosen the clamp bolt and pull all the slack out so the cable is just taut at the RD end, and re-tighten the bolt. Next, while the rear wheel is of the ground, pedal with your left hand and shift down and up with your right hand. Usually this gets things pretty close and it's usually just a barrel adjustment or 2 from there. Set the high and low stops.

    Oh, make sure the chain is on the middle front if a triple or the large front if a double for this setup. Once shifting on this cog, shift the front to the other cog(s) and go through the gears in that range.
    "I love the bike. It's my meditation. I think I'm bike-sexual." -Robin Williams

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    That's a good looking bike. Love blue and white look!

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    Love me some HobGoblin! Looks like you have already changed the grips and the saddle.

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    Great looking bike! I know you will enjoy it!
    Money doesn't buy happiness, but you can buy a bike, and that is pretty close.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Love me some HobGoblin! Looks like you have already changed the grips and the saddle.
    Grips are SRAM lockon and seat is WTB V speed Comp. Wellgo MG pedals

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    Not sure if the in house comptroller would approve the funds for an HG for me
    this year .....

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    Live on the edge, Todd!

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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    Live on the edge, Todd!
    I know.....ur jealous......

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glide the Clyde View Post
    Very nice.

    With Sram setup, I find it useful to set the shifter in the highest gear position and pedal the chain to the smallest rear cog. The shift cable is the most slack at that point. Then, loosen the clamp bolt and pull all the slack out so the cable is just taut at the RD end, and re-tighten the bolt. Next, while the rear wheel is of the ground, pedal with your left hand and shift down and up with your right hand. Usually this gets things pretty close and it's usually just a barrel adjustment or 2 from there. Set the high and low stops.

    Oh, make sure the chain is on the middle front if a triple or the large front if a double for this setup. Once shifting on this cog, shift the front to the other cog(s) and go through the gears in that range.
    Thanks Glide. I tried that and it didn't seem to work well. I will attempt again and see if I can get to shift well.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by toddre View Post
    I know.....ur jealous......
    For now. I will be adding a HGXO to keep my Goblin company.

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    If things go according to plan, this may end up being one of my new bikes
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    Quote Originally Posted by KrazyKreitzer View Post
    For now. I will be adding a HGXO to keep my Goblin company.

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