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Thread: K2 ZED 3.2 help

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    Caution;  Merge;  Workers Ahead! K2 ZED 3.2 help

    Hello MTBR community.

    I have a K2 ZED 3.2 Mountain Bike. Recently (June, 16th, 2013) my chain snapped on me didn't know what caused it. Sent it to SportsCheck and had it fixed for $25 (including labour). Now there's an even bigger problem. And I don't know what to do since I'm not knowledged in the bike area.

    What's happening

    In front gear 3, any gear for 4-8 back the chain feels like it loses grip with the cog. Mostly like a stop go stop go action.

    The front cog will not go into gear 1 without a fight.

    I don't know what's going on, thinking that fixing the chain would give it another 500km on it but there's more problems rising.

    I've lubed the chain/cogs up again to see if this is the issue, but it's not. It's a pain in the rear riding it because I can't get into gear 4-8 without having a consent grip, gripless, grip action.

    Can anyone on here please help? I use this bike for pretty much everything and need it to last for a few more years.

    Oh and by the way, Took it into sportscheck today (June, 18th, 2013) they 'attempted' to fix the gear issue, which didn't do anything even though they said it was fixed.

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    Sounds like your front and rear derailleur need adjusting. You could watch a vid and try, or go to local bike store. Maybe just a simple cable adjustment.
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    Ya like mentioned above it is probly the derailer. When you snapped the chain, did you look over the bike to make sure nothing was damaged, derailer and derailer hanger. Also make sure the front detailer did not swist on the seat tube (frame) where is is mounted. The front detailer should be square to the chain rings.

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