I've tried adjusting the shift movement myself in years past, but it is a frustrating chore if you have neither patience nor practice. The better alternative is to have a reliable bike shop do this for you. Typically the cost is under $35. You can find several websites that guide you in adjusting the shifters and brakes—almost too many offer their advice. Here are some sites for adjusting the shifters, and each has a connecting link to information for adjusting brakes.
Because commuting by bike from March through October can total almost 3000 miles, I usually take each bike in for a tune-up once a year.
- Creekside Trail had small amounts of broken glass at several locations between Fairpark Avenue and Airway Road.
- Creekside Trail had a fallen tree across the path about 0.4 mile north of the trestle ruins.
- Iron Horse Trail had broken glass about 0.1 mile north of the pedestrian access at Arcadia Avenue.
- Iron Horse Trail had broken glass at the bridge as the bikeway joins Spaulding Road.
Temperature: 37 to 43°F at 07:10, 51 to 56°F at 09:15
Clothing: 3-layer top, 2-layer bottom; ankle socks. Goretex full-finger gloves.
Bike: Mongoose MGX D40
Time: 0:56:00 (approx.) for 11.86 miles
Bikeway users: 1 cyclist, 2 pedestrians, 1 dog
08:16—departing from home.
08:29—passing the zig-zag down to the Mad River Bikeway.
08:41—passing the west gate to Eastwood Park.
08:56—passing the trestle remains at Linden.
09:12—arriving at work.