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Shifting problems I have a 9 speed Shimano Ultegra that I just replaced the chain on. The previous chain got jammed between the crank and the frame when I was shifting. I was just riding and I noticed that when I changed gears on the back cogs, I would click my right handle and it would not always change. After 2 or 3 clicks it would jump the 2 or 3 gears at once. I rode once before without any shifting problems.

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You could try squirting some lubrication inside the cable outers which run all the way down from the shifter on the handlebar to the rear mech. squirt a good ammount of lube into the outers and along the exposed cable. release the cable at the rear mech end and use your fingers to move the cable back and forth inside its housing to free it up. Re tension gear cable and realisgn the gears and re-try. failing that take it to a good bike shop for assessment.

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