Wasn't that the goal?jrchan said:Sorry - good call.
So when I shift the lever, it moves and I hear a slight rattle and that is about it. I look down and the chain is still on the small ring. The cable is definetly not limp. Should the chain move up to the big ring?
Here's how to test. With the bike on a stand (or have somebody hold it up so the rear wheel is off the ground), turn the cranks slowly while you try the shift. If it doesn't complete the shift after you've moved the lever all the way, try to push the derailleur cage with your hands (watch out for your fingers) and see if you can make the chain move onto the big ring. If you can't, either the high-limit screw is improperly adjusted, or something in the derailleur itself is stuck.PJ352 said:Even though you say the cable is not limp, I'm thinking it is when you're in the smaller chainring. If so, it's nothing more than cable stretch and you can adjust that out with the inline adjusters. If not, then possibly the cable and/ or derailleur is 'frozen' (from lack of use/ corrosion/ dirt). Another possibility is that the 'H' limit needs adjustment (see link), but that seems less likely.
That's interesting. Do you really like to spin fast, or do you just coast down the hills? If you stay in that 34 small ring, your highest gear (extreme cross-chain 34x12) would have you spinning about 145 rpm at 30 mph. Maybe you don't go that fast, but as long as you have all those gears you might as well use them. Otherwise, you could just join the fixed-gear crowd ;-)I run a compact crank (50-34) and a 12-27 cassette; lots of hills where I live.
Anyways, I leave the crank in the small ring all the time