Changing gear on a Triban 3

Discussion in 'Beginners' started by phillc, 5 Aug 2012.

  1. phillc

    phillc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Sorry about the stupid question, l have just bought the above bike, have not ridden one for years. have not got a clue how the gear change works. Went out on it this morning pressed the little levers on the brake levers gently down expecting the gears to changed and nothing happened. Before I phone decathlon and make a fool of myself am I missing something I should be doing. I would be grateful for quick replies as I need to contact them if somethings wrong.

    Happy Cycling
    Phill
     
  2. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Press the brake lever inwards to change up, and if it's lower end Shimano STI there is a lever on the inside of the brake hood to change down. You do need to be pedalling for the gears to change.
     
  3. OP
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    phillc

    phillc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Somerset
    fossyant a big thank you for stopping me making a fool of myself, it works just like you said.

    happy cycling
    phill
     
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  4. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
  5. OP
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    phillc

    phillc Well-Known Member

    Location:
    North Somerset
    Throw a anchor off the back and hope for the best Uncle Mort.

    Happy and Safe cycling
    phill
     
  6. defy-one

    defy-one Guest

    Don't listen to them about braking. If you push the little button on the top of the headset, the parachute will deploy and speed will decrease :-)
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  7. NeonXIII

    NeonXIII Regular

    Hi, total newb here so forgive me but I still don't quite understand how to change gears on my Triban 3.
    I assumed it was the little thing sticking out on the left but that's not working x_x

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  8. ianrauk

    ianrauk Tattooed Beat Messiah

    Location:
    Atop a Ti

    See reply number 2 above from Fossyant.
     
  9. NeonXIII

    NeonXIII Regular

    Hahaha! I'm ashamed to admit that I took pressing the brake lever inwards as simply squeezing the brake lever... Which of course just caused me to slow down...

    I've figured it out now though, thanks!
     
  10. Don't worry, took my husband 3 days for me to tell him how to change gear...:laugh: and it wasn't even my bike... not that obvious to those not in the know...
     
  11. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Bring back down tube shifters. :thumbsup:
     
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  12. LosingFocus

    LosingFocus Lost it, got it again.

    I had the same thing when I picked up my roadie. Looking back, me and the father-in-law standing in the garden pressing random bits trying to get the gears to move was hilarious.
     
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  13. Robxxx7

    Robxxx7 Senior Member

    Location:
    Ireland
    been there and done that myself ..... :laugh:
     
  14. BrumJim

    BrumJim Poster

    I was stood in the bike shop looking clueless, trying to understand the instruction "Push the levers in".
     
  15. Frankieabbott

    Frankieabbott Regular

    Location:
    Teesside
    Bit af a shock but now that I have my specs on I see that the topic heading was 'Changing gear on a Triban 3', and not 'Taking gear on a Triban 3' !
     
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