5 Minute Simple Bike Gear Tune-Up | Indexing, Cable Tension & Limit Screws

Obtained 5 minutes? Why not get your highway bike’s gears working completely! Jon has just a few tricks to tune up your entrance and rear derailleurs and get them working like new in simply 5 minutes!

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Start together with your chain within the outer chainring, and shift till you’re in your hardest gear. Now, utilizing a phillips head screwdriver set your outer or H-limit screw. The easiest way to do that is wanting from the again of the bike, flip the restrict screw till the jockey wheels sit simply outboard of the smallest cog. It will assist the derailleur shift simply into your hardest gear.

Shift the chain to the second smallest cog on the rear and the massive ring up entrance. With out turning the pedals, shift up into the smallest cog. This offers you a little bit of cable slack. Holding the derailleur, undo the bolt holding the cable in place, and pull by till the cable is tight, however don’t yank on it as arduous as you’ll be able to. Now flip the pedals to permit the chain to shift into your smallest cog. This could depart your chain shifting completely.

For the entrance derailleur you’re prone to have an inline barrel adjuster to nice tune your indexing, whenever you transfer the shift lever. You need the cable to be good and comfortable within the cable clamp with pressure after which slowly flip the barrel of the adjuster to assist with that final touch to ensure the derailleur responds to the motion of the lever.

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