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Mechanic Seth's Tips

A dirty or dry drivetrain will make excessive noise. If the cable isn't adjusted properly on the rear derailleur the chain will make noise.

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If you have a trigger style shifter this probably means the grease inside the shifter has hardened over time which is preventing the spring from engaging the ratchet system. Sometimes this can be fixed at home with a can of degreaser and some patience but it can be more cost effective in the long run to get a new shifter.

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Any of the things listed in under "Chain Skipping" can also cause poor shifting. A dirty drivetrain will not shift as well as a clean one. For the best performance clean your chain as needed and keep it lubricated with a bike specific lube.

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A worn out chain can cause a violent skip as it slips over the teeth of the cassette or chainring. If the chain is worn out it needs to be replaced and in some cases other parts of the drivetrain need to be replaced as well.  A stiff link in the chain may cause skipping as it passes through the derailleur and cassette. A stiff link can usually be loosened up with chain lube and a chain tool.

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Just bought a bike here last month. Best price in town and they had very good service. I really love my new bike.

Visited Buck's today to buy a chain for my mountain bike. Was greeted normally and the nice gentleman was able to help me immediately and was good enough to ask a few questions to make sure I had all the info I needed to replace my rusty chain. We pleasantly exchanged info on MTB pedals afterward. I'm happy to recommend Buck's Bikes.

We live in Round Rock, & preferred to shop local, but we checked around Austin regardless. We ended up buying our bikes from Bucks, and were very happy with everyone we worked with except maybe one guy. The night I got the bike, I crashed it, & broke a part on the real wheel, making it unrideable. The next morning, I took it in, & even though the warranty didn't cover accidents, they told me that they would only charge me for parts. Free labor! I was so happy I could have skipped out of there. My experience made me so grateful I got it here.

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