- 1 Do I need the plastic chain guard on my bike?
- 2 How do you tighten the chain on a rear derailleur?
- 3 Can you fix a broken bike chain?
- 4 Should I remove spoke guard?
- 5 What is the plastic guard on rear bike wheel?
- 6 Should I take my chain guard off?
- 7 How do I stop my bike wheel from wobbling?
- 8 Is it safe to ride a bike with a wobbly wheel?
- 9 Why is my front bike wheel wobbling?
- 10 How do you adjust the tension on a bike chain?
- 11 Why does my bike chain slip when I pedal hard?
Do I need the plastic chain guard on my bike?
The plastic guard serves an extremely important purpose! To keep someone from suing the bike company. Same as the little tabs on your fork that prevent you from using a quick release, wheel reflectors that cause massive vibrations at any kind of speed, etc.
How do you tighten the chain on a rear derailleur?
How to adjust a rear derailleur and index your bike’s gears
- Set the limit screws. With the gear cable disconnected, gently pedal forwards until the chain drops onto the smallest sprocket.
- Tighten the cable.
- Adjust the cable tension.
- Shift it up.
- B-tension screw.
Can you fix a broken bike chain?
To fix a broken or bent chain, you will need to remove it from your bike AND remove the broken or bent links. To do that, you will need a chain breaker tool. In the video, we used the Park Tool Master Chain Tool, which is the best tool for the job.
Should I remove spoke guard?
No. It does no harm and may save your wheel from damage. Only if you don’t know how to tune your derailleur. Know how to properly adjust and index gears and recognize when a rear derailleur is not properly indexed.
What is the plastic guard on rear bike wheel?
Spoke Protector A plastic or sheet-metal disc that fits between the cluster and the right-side spokes of a rear wheel. This is intended to prevent the derailer or chain from getting caught in the spokes, possibly causing very extensive/expensive damage/destruction to the wheel, the derailer, and the frame.
Should I take my chain guard off?
A plastic chain guard is NOT going to stop a broken chain from doing damage. I took my guard off 6 months ago. Keep your chain clean and lubed, and wipe off any excess lube. If you ride in the rain.
How do I stop my bike wheel from wobbling?
The best way to make sure a bicycle rim stops wobbling is through using a method called “truing” the wheel. The spokes on your bike all work together to keep the rim straight, each one pulling in a slightly different direction at the same force in order to keep the wheel straight.
Is it safe to ride a bike with a wobbly wheel?
It depends on the reason for them not being true. A lack of equal tension in the spokes could mean weakness in one (or more) of them – and broken spokes are not a good thing to ignore. You can survive one or maybe two for a short while, but eventually the rim could be in danger of collapsing.
Why is my front bike wheel wobbling?
In bikes, speed wobble starts when something causes the front wheel to accelerate to one side. This could be something as simple as the rider shivering on a cold descent, the rider sneezing, a gust of wind, a bump in the road, or perhaps even a wheel that’s not quite true.
How do you adjust the tension on a bike chain?
To change the tension loosen one of the axle-nuts and move the wheel forward or backward slightly and snug it up again. Then, loosen the opposite axle-nut, adjust and tighten, making sure the wheel remains centered in the frame. Re-check tension. A chain tensioner can make the process easier.
Why does my bike chain slip when I pedal hard?
Most of the time, a skipping chain is caused by cable stretch. In the first half dozen rides on a new bike your shift cables stretch the most. They can also stretch over time as you ride. Hippley explains, “It takes cable tension to open a derailleur, which shifts your chain between gears.