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    kenny
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    Tip one: Pedal at a brisk pace. Itís better to pedal at a brisk pace using the easier to pedal gears than to muscle the harder gears more slowly. This technique will increase your stamina over a longer ride.

    Tip two: This is very important. Lighten the pressure on the pedals when you shift. Keep them turning, but don't be pressing down on them while you shift. This move significantly smooths the gear change, reduces those grinding noises when you shift, and lengthens the life of your drive train. You might have to anticipate your shifts a bit as you approach the hills, but it only takes a second to change your gears on a hill once you get the timing down.

    Tip three: If you're in gear number one on the left, you should use it with gear numbers one through four on the right. Likewise, if you're in number three on the left, you should use it with gear numbers five and up on the right.

    On road bikes, when youíre chain is on the inboard ring on the front, it should be on the inboard cogs in the back. Similarly, when youíre chain is on the outboard ring on the front, it should be on the outboard cogs in the back.

    Tip Four: Remember to shift back to a low gear before you stop so that youíll be in an easy gear for starting out again.

    When to change gears will be pretty obvious. Youíll want to shift to an easier pedaling gear when the bike gets hard to pedal up hills, and then shift to a higher gear so your pedals can catch up when you go down one. Thus, we have come full circle on our gear shifting discussion.

    So the moral of this whole gear shifting story is this: Never hesitate to ask your bike mechanic questions about your gears, even if you do become the subject of a bike mechanic's tale. But if he (or she) can't duplicate the problem you're having, don't be surprised if they ask: Do you pedal quickly when you shift your gears? Do you lighten the pressure on the pedals when you shift? Do you avoid certain gear combinations? and do you start out in low gear? If you say yes to all of these questions, then your bike mechanic will look for other problems. It may turn out to be something interesting.

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    nats18
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    Giant bicycles 2010 how to shift gears? ?

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    Giant bicycles 2010 how to shift gears? ?


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