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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 »

How To Fix Bike Not Shifting Gears

I am often asked how to fix a bike that won’t shift gears or will only shift to some gears. The problem will be the shifters, derailleurs, or cables. I walk through the steps to isolate and locate the issue and how to fix it. I cover both the front derailleur and rear derailleur. How …Read more »

How To Adjust The B Screw On A Rear Bike Derailleur

I have been asked a few times about the B tension screw found on many rear derailleurs and about adjusting it. So I shot a video on how to do the b screw adjustment and here it is.

Derailleur Limiting Screws – What Are They? How To Adjust Limit Screws

I had a viewer ask how to adjust the limit screws on a bike derailleur. And I have also had some viewers that didn’t understand exactly what the limiting screws were for. So I explain what they do and show how to adjust them on both front and rear derailleurs.

Long Cage vs Short Cage Derailleurs – Which Do You Need

I have had viewers asking me whether they need a long cage or short cage derailleur for their drive train changes. I explain how to calculate the number of teeth worth of chain that you need to match to the total capacity (aka chain wrap) in the derailleur specs.