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  1. #1
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    Jun 2013

    Got my new bike today and went for a ride!

    It's a Raleigh 2012(13?) Talus 29 comp

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    Did 13 miles with it on a railroad bed that gets very narrow and muddy in a few sections, these tires just eat it all up, I had none of the issues I did with my old Schwinn Mesa

    had some shifting issues from from small gears in the back to the largest chain ring in the front, I suppose it needs adjusting, other than that the breaks rubbed a bit in the back, could hear it slightly.

    I hosed it down when I got done and lubed the chain and gears afterwards, I know there's more to keeping the bike clean and lubed so I'm looking to learn more in these forums.

  2. #2
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    Jun 2009

    Re: Got my new bike today and went for a ride!

    Congrats, if you bought from lbs, take it in for the free tune. Otherwise you can YouTube derailleur adjustment and brake

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