How do I adjust my rear derailleur?
Hop off your bike and do this: Shift your chain into the biggest chainring and smallest cog, then loosen the cable clamp bolt (where the cable attaches to the derailleur). Leave the derailleur in the smallest cog and adjust the high limit screw. Push the derailleur in the largest cog and adjust the low limit screw.
Why is my bike not changing gears?
This is usually caused by an overly tight gear cable or the low limiting screw that needs adjusting. You can test this by shifting to the lowest gear and seeing if your front derailleur is in line with the smallest chainring. If not, try adjusting the limiting screw. Alternatively, your gear cable may be too tight.
How do I adjust my bike shifts?
Here’s how to do it:
- Step 1: Shift into the smallest gear. I also like to drop my cable tension as low as possible.
- Step 2: Adjust the high limit screw, usually marked with an “H”.
- Step 3: Tension the cable properly.
- Step 4: Carefully shift up into the largest gear.
- Step 5: Fine adjustments.
Why do rear derailleur hangers break?
This can be the result of a crash, mis-shift or most usually simply being in the wrong gear when the chain and derailleur are under the most load either when the road goes upwards sharply or setting off from a standing/stationary start.
Why does my rear derailleur click?
A clicking noise often comes from your chain wanting to jump up or down a gear on the rear cassette. This can typically be fixed by adjusting the tension of the cable that runs from your shifter to your rear derailleur. The clicking could be caused by a bent derailleur hanger.
Why is my front derailleur not shifting?
Common Front Derailleur Problems. Front derailleurs may cause sluggish or inaccurate shifting because (A) the derailleur body is not positioned properly, (B) the derailleur limit screws are not adjusted correctly, (C) the mechanism is dirty or (D) the cable is damaged or improperly tensioned.
How do you Unseize a front derailleur?
I suggest removing it and soaking it in a paraffin bath for a few days. Then scrub it with an old toothbrush, dry off, re-lube and re-install. The pivots have seized probably due to road salt and general muck.