- 1 Is a spoke protector necessary?
- 2 What is the plastic guard on rear bike wheel?
- 3 Can I remove the spoke guard?
- 4 Should all spokes be same tension?
- 5 How much does it cost to straighten a bike wheel?
- 6 Is it bad to ride with loose spokes?
- 7 Should you tighten loose spokes?
- 8 Do I need the plastic chain guard on my bike?
- 9 Should I remove reflectors from road bike?
Is a spoke protector necessary?
A spoke protector is necessary because it prevents the chain from digging into the spoke in case it falls between the spokes and the big gear cog. Also, in an accident involving the rear mech, the spoke guard acts as a barrier between the chain and the spokes.
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.
Can I remove the spoke guard?
To remove or install a spoke protector, you would have to take out the rear wheel and then unfasten the cassette or the freewheel. Only then you can slide on or take off the spoke protector.
Should all spokes be same tension?
Spoke tension is important to ensure your wheels are strong, reliable and long lasting. Spokes that are too tight will cause damage to the rim, spoke nipples and hub flanges. All of the spokes in the wheel should have approximately the same average tension.
How much does it cost to straighten a bike wheel?
If the wheel is fixable–it generally looks good but has a wobble–you can expect your local bike shop to charge $20 – $30 to true it using professional equipment like a truing stand for the perfect line and roundness.
Is it bad to ride with loose spokes?
Never ride with a loose spoke. The friction created will cause the rider to burst into flames and may even cause the Earth to slip off it’s axis.
Should you tighten loose spokes?
The only solution is to tighten the loose bike spokes on the opposite side, providing enough tension to pull the wheel back into shape. Disclaimer: Most wheels have a tiny amount of wobble, especially over time. It’s normal. You should only be concerned with a serious deformity.
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.
Should I remove reflectors from road bike?
Because reflectors fall off and litter the trails, so most just remove them at home. They get loose and rattle. They serve no purpose on a trail, only on a road.