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    Chain Line and shifting questions. OR got video?

    Ive read quite a few posts on here about shifting questions. I also searched youtube for a few examples of techniques. I know you are supposed to keep a good chain line etc. (no granny on the small cog or vice versa) but how do you keep track of something like this. I know its probably a "feel" thing.

    I find myself switching all over trying to figure out where I should be. or switching to the wrong gear before a hill. I underestimate it or over estimate. One video on youtube I saw said you should stay within 5 cogs on the rear to keep a good chainline with the front gear.

    Im sure more practice will help. Just thought id ask.

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    Practice is right. You'll get a good feel for what gear you'll need before a climb. You'll also get used to knowing what gear you're in and what gear you need to shift to in certain circumstances. Just try to keep in the back of your head, what gear you're in and what gear you need. Eventually you'll start to get to know what gear you're in just by the feel.
    "Don't feel bad. A lot of people have no talent"

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