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How To Fix Bike Chain Skipping/Slipping/Jumping Gears

I show the most common causes for chains that skip, slip, jump gears while pedaling (auto-shifting/phantom shifting derailleur), especially while under torque like climbing up a hill or standing on the pedals. And explain what needs to be done to fix them. Straightening A Bent Derailleur Hanger How To Measure Bike Chain Wear With A …Read more »

Bike Noises – Find Them To Fix Them

Bikes can make the strangest noise. Squeaks, creaks, clicks, grinding, whirs, ticks, clunks, etc. The first step in fixing a noise on a bike is to locate where it is coming from. But noises can tricky. They can sound like they are coming from one place, but are actually coming from another. I talk about …Read more »

Rear Derailleur Noises

The rear derailleur on my vintage Trek was making a constant clicking noise as I turned the cranks. I go through the process of finding and fixing the issue.

Bike Chain Replacement

The chain on this Trek 850 was extremely worn. So I replaced it with a new KMC chain. I like the KMC chains with the missing link connector. They are also very affordable. Park Tool CC-3.2 Chain Gauge: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000OZFIMQ/ref=nosim/rjthebikeguy-20 Park Tool CT-5 Chain Break Tool: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B000RZMWE0/ref=nosim/rjthebikeguy-20 Park Tool CT-3.2 Chain Break Tool: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B009ZN1Q0Q/ref=nosim/rjthebikeguy-20 KMC Z-72 …Read more »

How To Size A Bike Chain Length

I show the process of sizing a bike chain to figure out the correct length. This is done by testing the chain with the gearing at both extremes (small chain ring/small cog and big chain ring/big cog).