I am new to bike mechanics. I do not know much at all. I have picked up a few books and have reading the forums to get the terminology down and try to understand how to fix some of these easy issues myself. I apologize if this is hard to understand do to my lack of knowledge on the subject.
I have SRAM X7 front and back derailleur. Cassette is 11-36t 10 speed. Crank FSA 42T.
When Iím on the smallest ring by the crank and the largest ring on the cassette (not sure if thatís considered gear 1 or 10) for this example we will call it 1. I shift from 1 to 2 with no issues. When I shift to 3 it stays on ring 2 on the cassette, but makes a loud clicking noise and never fully engages. I switch again and it simply skips 3 and jumps right to 4. I donít have this issue when I shift the other way from 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. I have no other issues on the smallest ring by the crank.
Moving to the middle ring on by my crank. My next issue is when shifting from the small ring to the middle ring the same issue above happens. It never fully engages and is caught in the middle clicking. When I shift again it goes immediately up into the big ring by the crank. When I shift down the other way there is no issue going from 3,2,1 Ė big ring to small ring. When I shift through the gears on the cassette I have the same issue as above in my first paragraphÖgoing from gear 2 to 3 it falls in the middle and never fully engages. If I shift again it falls into the fourth ring on the cassette with no issues coming back the other way.
Once Iím on the biggest ring by the crank I can shift up and down both directions with no issues. My only concern here is it is noisy on the biggest ring of cassette. It makes a bunch of click, click, click.
Any suggestions would be helpful! I live off 95th and Kean if anyone from the Palos area would be willing to take a look