Terrible cadence and stuck deraileur!!!!!!!!

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carsarescary
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Terrible cadence and stuck deraileur!!!!!!!!

Postby carsarescary » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:08 am

What am I doing wrong? I am new to this game. Got all the gear and a triban 3. I did 26 miles today. Average speed 16mph. BUT cadence is average 65, which I am not happy about. Ok the front deraileur got stuck/jammed in top cog and wouldn't budge half way into the ride?
Any suggestions on upping my cadence and improving on the mph?

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Re: Terrible cadence and stuck deraileur!!!!!!!!

Postby elderone » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:25 am

As far as upping your cadence goes you could use an easier gear which will make you peddle faster.As Far as improving mph I think thats just down to more riding.For example,on my ride yesterday my average for the first 25miles was about 17.5 mph.By the time I got home it was down to 14.5mph.This was because as i went further I just got more tired.To improve overall mph its just a case of ride ride ride.
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carsarescary
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Re: Terrible cadence and stuck deraileur!!!!!!!!

Postby carsarescary » Sun Mar 03, 2013 12:07 pm

Thanks. Lower gear was a bit tricky today. Just plodded along shifting the rear gears and stuck in the front one


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