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Hi. I've had this problem before and it's infuriating. I've renewed my Chain wheel, Chain,and 8 speed cassette. It works fine on the stand. However when road testing I find that in either of the front 3 gears, 8th gear has a slight 'slip'when it first engages, it doesn't seem to slip again but I fear it might having done so the once. My rear and front mech I've not replaced. Could old jockey wheels be responsible for this? The chainwheel is Shimano, the cassette is hyperglide shimano, and the chain is a Taya 7 and 8 speed chain. What else could be going on, apart from that everything seems smooth, what's going on PLEASE? Thank you.

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Try using a Shimano hyperglide chain. I know they are more expensive but they fit better. The reason is the angle that the teeth of the cogs and gears are machined at. The idler wheels should be replaced too if you think they are worn. Also make sure that the tension spring in the derailleur is getting weak. They can be replaced with a little work. Here's some sites with info that will help: Also: Please let me know if this helped.

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