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Gearing problems

Post by cycling2011 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:25 pm

I have a Shimano 105 cassette on the Neo.With the provided spacer there was play on the cassette so I added a spacer to stop this.I now find I cannot get in the smallest socket of the cassette from large or small chainring.Also the gears do not work smoothly.I have tried my 3 bikes and even taken bike/Neo to LBS but problem is stil there.

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by ms6073 » Thu Oct 06, 2016 8:58 pm

By adding spacers behind the cassette of the Neo, the freehub spacing has been altered, requiring derailleur high/low screw adjustments. If you took both the bike and the Neo the your LBS, the mechanic should have been able to make the required adjustments, but since will require an additional spacers on the freehub of the bike wheel otherwise the bike will suffer the same issue as the Neo once you are riding back out on the road.
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Re: Gearing problems

Post by Blueberry » Fri Oct 07, 2016 5:48 pm

maybe try to put a spacer not in the back of the cassette, put it in the front just behind the lockring

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by cycling2011 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 6:42 pm

I have been altering the high and low screws on the derailed.I can now go into the smaller socket of cassette.Still not 100% smooth and skipping some gears and clicking on others.Any suggestions on how to fine tune it to get it running smooth .

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by ms6073 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 9:48 pm

cycling2011 wrote:Still not 100% smooth and skipping some gears and clicking on others.Any suggestions on how to fine tune it to get it running smooth .
Did you install a brand new cassette on the trainer? I ask because the symptom described sounds like what happens when you have a worn chain paired with a brand new cassette.
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Re: Gearing problems

Post by cycling2011 » Fri Oct 07, 2016 10:23 pm

New Cassette and new chain.Starting to get better with fine tuning low/high screw and barrel adjuster.Being looking at U-Tube videos on fine tuning Shimino 105 gears.

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by cycling2011 » Tue Oct 11, 2016 7:54 pm

My Neo I have had about 2 weeks has never run smoothly on the cassette gears.
I have had 3 bikes on this Neo and it is not staying on the middle gears,skipping gears and never felt right.
All these bikes work perfectly on the back wheel the Neo replaced.
I took Bike/Neo to well known bike shop in my area.
He spent 3 hours changing cassettes,deraillers and checking everything that could be faulty with bike and cassette on Neo.
He concluded that the bike works perfectly through the gears with the normal wheel and that the Neo has a fault
Has this problem been reported in the past?

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by IronSteve226 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:11 pm

I had the same problem - after hours of colourful language, figured out that the Shimano cassette can go on the free hub in two different ways and when all the gears don't line up (i.e. not placed on the free hub in the same way) you get what you explained above.

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by cycling2011 » Fri Oct 14, 2016 10:43 pm

Getting the cassette on took ages.What do you mean by 2 different ways? Tacx say the ECDO might be damaged.I have sent it back for replacement but do not want the same thing happening again.Thinking of going up to Ultegra with this one.

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by Mr_Tea » Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:01 am

Do you ever get this fixed? I have the same issue.

Also what is meant by fitting the Shimano casette in 2 different ways??

Ta for help

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by cycling2011 » Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:23 am

Mr_Tea wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:01 am
Do you ever get this fixed? I have the same issue.



Replaced Turbo bike from 2011 Specialized Allez to 2017 Giant Contend SL.
Seems like some older bikes do not work through the gears smoothly no matter what you do.
Trainer is now silent and works perfectly through all gears :D

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by Mr_Tea » Tue Mar 21, 2017 4:15 pm

cycling2011 wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 11:23 am
Mr_Tea wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:01 am
Do you ever get this fixed? I have the same issue.



Replaced Turbo bike from 2011 Specialized Allez to 2017 Giant Contend SL.
Seems like some older bikes do not work through the gears smoothly no matter what you do.
Trainer is now silent and works perfectly through all gears :D

Cheers, for prompt reply. didn't fancy buying a bike. But today, no clicking! Problem gone, and never changed a thing. Very weird.

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by cycling2011 » Tue Mar 21, 2017 8:14 pm

Mr_Tea wrote:
Sun Mar 19, 2017 10:01 am



Cheers, for prompt reply. didn't fancy buying a bike. But today, no clicking! Problem gone, and never changed a thing. Very weird.
Reckon it was my Neo,s way of asking for a new bike.
Whatever my Neo wants it gets. :wink:

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Re: Gearing problems

Post by Sanity93 » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:31 pm

quite an old post but it's first on google so i want to help you to solve it. I had the same fckn Problem and went crazy...

Solution Steps:
1 Check if the cassette is correct on the tacx hub (you can mount the cassette in 2 ways if it's a shimano one)
2. Check your cassette - if you use 11/28 on your Roadwheel and 12/25 (yes it is 12 not 11 i never realized that) you have to use the second Lockring for your tacx neo.. there a one for 11T and 12T cassette - check the cassettemanual from tacx
3. maybe its a new chain on a worn cassette.

For me it was the second step: I never realised that shimano selling 12-25 not 11-25. I also didnt know that there're 2 Lockrings for your cassette on the tacx.

If you take the wrong Lockring it will fit with no issues at all but your gears are jumping all over the place no matter how your indexing is.

Hope that helps! Cheers!

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