Why can’t I change gears on my bike?
This most likely means your derailleur is bent. If you’re not able to fix it yourself, you should take it to a bike shop to get it straightened. The large gears (to the front) will not shift. There are 3 there and the chain is on the smallest but it won’t shift.
Why are my bike gears so hard to change?
Cable tension and limit setting The most obvious and common causes for poor shifting are down to poor adjustment and the most common thing to go out of adjustment is cable tension. In the simplest of terms, sluggish upshifts can be caused by too little cable tension; while slow downshifts could be too much tension.
What does it mean when your manual car wont go into gear?
If your transmission cannot be put into gear when the car is running but you can change gears with the engine off, the problem could be with your pressure plate or clutch disk. Worn clutch pedal bushings will cause the same problems.
What gear is best for going uphill on a bike?
When riding uphill or into a headwind, it’s best to use the small or middle front chainring and bigger rear cogs. When riding downhill, it’s best to use the bigger front chainring and a range of the smaller rear cogs.