Tuesday, 14 July 2009

Why are my gears not indexing?


New wheel on ruby, bargain from chain reaction flood sale! Gears just not right, after ages playing notice that the chain was not fed through correctly on sunday when the boys fixed it! no chain tool at the moment so need to get one asap!

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  1. Ho ho - I've made that mistake myself!

    No chain tool... naughty! I've had to fix a couple of chains for stranded riders. It's a real show-stopper if you break a chain in the middle of nowhere without one.

    I suppose that you'd always have the option of lowering your saddle and scooting home dandy horse stylee but it's not quite the same as riding is it?

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  2. if you undo the jockey wheel you can turn the cage and put the chain over , pop the jockey wheel back in and tighten back up

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  3. you don't need gears ;)

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  4. I usually have one on me but I lost the multi-tool that had it on and my home one has broken. Order going in asap!

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  5. Getting boys to fix the bike.

    You need a power link in that chain. - You're the only person i've met that can actually undo the things!

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  6. As ithink... said, just undo the jockey wheel(s). The cage will seperate allowing you to put the chain on correctly.

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  7. Removing the jockey wheel won't achieve anything. The chain is sat on the metal thing which is closed.

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  8. Removing jockey wheel worked fine, it was two parts. Which is good as I had no time to go and borrow a chain tool off the bike shop!

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  9. those boys, eh? gtfu and get yer spanners out!

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  10. I know, they just took over and I can't be bothered not letting them!

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