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    ROUGH SHIFTING after removal of rear wheel!

    i had to remove my rear wheel a few days ago to replace a tube. after putting it all back together my bikes shifts horrible! its a very hard thud between each gear and i've double checked to make sure the wheel is in securely. i have also re-lubed the chain. any ideas of what the problem is?

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    You have released the quick release and confirmed the axle is fully seated in the dropouts, correct?

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    yes, everything is in place as far as i can see

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    It's a long shot, but check the cable ends to make sure they are seated all the way.

    I/m assuming you didn't get over exuberant in the wheel removal/install and bend the derailleur hanger.

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    this is my first bike and the first time i have done any repair on it so is the hanger a possibility?

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    Quote Originally Posted by hajjar02 View Post
    this is my first bike and the first time i have done any repair on it so is the hanger a possibility?
    You would have had to be pretty rough with it or laid it down hard on that side. It's not the most likely thing to have resulted from removing a wheel. Just trying to cover everything that came to mind.

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    It usually takes some force or a good bump to bend the hanger.

    The cable ends hanging up somewhere is a possibility. If not...

    Take the wheel out again, check that the derailer and hanger fixing bolts are tight. When putting the wheel back on, make sure all the parts go where they should, like any springs or spacers that may be visible in the quick relese. Also, adjust the quick release to a pretty strong tension.

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    Shift to the smallest rear cog before you take the wheel out. Putting it back on is easier then.
    Last edited by perttime; 09-09-2011 at 08:33 AM.

    "it IS possible that you are faster or slower than anybody else who is having at least as much if not more or less fun"

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    Wiggle the wheel around in the dropouts....then push down on it with your chest as you do up the QR...

    That way the wheel is for sure in the bottom of the dropouts (bike upside down of course)...

    It is quite possible that when the bike was first assembled or adjusted...the wheel was not fully in the dropouts...

    So just take the bike back to where you bought it and have them tune it back up...

    Of sourse you could read up about RD tuning on the Park tool website also.

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