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Adjusting Your Shifter Cables On The Fly

by Levi Bloom

Here is how to adjust your shifter cables on the fly, allowing you to perfect your shifting while you ride!

1. Look for the barrel adjusters on the downtube cable stops. Make a mental note of which side corresponds with which derailleur.

2. If upshifts become a problem, turn the adjuster counterclockwise.

3. If your downshifts are slow, turn the adjuster clockwise.

Note: Work in 1/4 to 1/2 turns for the adjustments.

 

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