Have questions or want to discuss cycling? Join Now or Sign In to participate in the BikeRide community.

New: Take Part in the February Giveaway for a Chance to Win 2x METRO Hybrid Bikes


Problem with my new derailleurs
#1
Okay so I decided to upgrade my front and rear derailleur, and at the local bike shop I bought a shimano front derailleur, a shimano Sis rear derailleur, and rapid fire shimano Sis shifters. I installed them quite easily but my problem is the tuning, my front derailleur wont shift at all, its on the lowest gear, while my rear derailluer shifts from gear 2 to 6 (18 speed bike).

I noticed on gear 5 and 6 of the rear derailleur the chain remains on the lowest gear. Also I have a barrel adjuster for the rear derailleur but not the front.
  Reply
#2
Welcome to BT, socialfox!
It is always a great help on these type questions, if we know what parts we are dealing with. Your shifters, for example, may be ST or SL-570 or something like that. It's somewhere on each part but also on the box if you still have it.
Wheelies don't pop themselves. (from a QBP fortune cookie)
  Reply
#3
this is where you find all the tech info on shimano products;
http://techdocs.shimano.com/techdocs/index.jsp
find your part nos. and open the tech docs starting SI-xxxx
  Reply
#4
(04-25-2011, 11:48 AM)socialfox Wrote:  Okay so I decided to upgrade my front and rear derailleur, and at the local bike shop I bought a shimano front derailleur, a shimano Sis rear derailleur, and rapid fire shimano Sis shifters. I installed them quite easily but my problem is the tuning, my front derailleur wont shift at all, its on the lowest gear, while my rear derailluer shifts from gear 2 to 6 (18 speed bike).

I noticed on gear 5 and 6 of the rear derailleur the chain remains on the lowest gear. Also I have a barrel adjuster for the rear derailleur but not the front.

There is usually a barrel adjuster on the Rapidfire shifters, where the cable exits, and that is what is used for the front derailleur adjustment. It sounds like the system just needs setting up.
Check out the tutorials and videos on this site.
Ride hard or ride home alone!
  Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread
Author
Replies
Views
Last Post
 
3,832
12-29-2019, 05:47 AM
Last Post: Joe_W
 
8,235
05-30-2016, 12:55 PM
Last Post: DaveM
 
10,280
12-03-2015, 08:35 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
 
8,491
06-03-2012, 06:14 PM
Last Post: 1FJEF

Forum Jump:

[-]
10 Latest Posts
New member
Today 05:43 AM
Flat Repair Tools
Yesterday 11:08 PM
New Wheel Question
Yesterday 10:54 PM
Please help! Identifying this ol' gal.
Yesterday 12:53 AM
1990 Specialized Rockhopper How to Fluff...
02-26-2024 10:07 PM
How to keep your bicycle safe?
02-26-2024 03:31 AM
Top 3 Bibshorts in terms of value
02-26-2024 03:07 AM
Why do spokes break?
02-25-2024 10:35 PM
New Wheel Question
02-25-2024 10:32 PM
Hello to all. I a just introducing mysel...
02-25-2024 10:29 PM

[-]
Join BikeRide on Strava
Feel free to join if you are on Strava: www.strava.com/clubs/bikeridecom

[-]
Top 5 Posters This Month
no avatar 1. GirishH
27 posts
no avatar 2. enkei
23 posts
no avatar 3. ReapThaWhirlwind
15 posts
no avatar 4. meamoantonio
14 posts
no avatar 5. Painkiller
13 posts