- 1 How do you run a chain through a rear derailleur?
- 2 Does it matter which way a bike chain goes on?
- 3 What is 8 speed bike?
- 4 How do you put a chain back on a fixie?
- 5 What kind of lube should I use on my bike chain?
- 6 How do I know my bike chain size?
- 7 Does bicycle chain make a difference?
- 8 Is there a difference between road and MTB chain?
- 9 Which way does a Shimano chain go?
How do you run a chain through a rear derailleur?
For bikes with rear derailleurs, simply slacken the chain and thread it around the front sprocket. On most bikes, the rear derailleur is spring loaded so that it keeps the chain tight while riding.
Does it matter which way a bike chain goes on?
Chain Routing Some chains are directional and any logos or printed letters should face out towards the mechanic on the drive side. The process for routing the chain is the same for either master link or connecting rivet chains, just make sure to lead with outer plates if using a connecting rivet chain.
What is 8 speed bike?
In a Hub Gear system, the gears are enclosed within the bicycle’s rear hub. When “3 Speed” or “8 Speed” is mentioned in relation to a hub gear, it means that the hub has 3 (or 8) distinct gear ratios.
How do you put a chain back on a fixie?
Start by putting the chain around the small gear on the rear axle of the bike. Next, place some of the chain on the around the big gear by the pedals on the side facing the seat. (This side should be facing down since the bike is upside down.) Keeping one hand on the chain to guide it, slowly start pedaling the bike.
What kind of lube should I use on my bike chain?
Use a light, waterproof lube such as Boeshield T-9 Waterproof Lubricant. For wet-weather conditions, try Pedro’s Chainj. Never Use: Motor oil—it contains acids and particles of metal that can compromise a chain’s strength and cause it to wear more quickly.
How do I know my bike chain size?
Add the multiplied chainstay length, the divided number of teeth for the chainring and rear sprocket, and add 1 (or 2.5 cm). The result is the ideal chain length for your bike. For example, you’d add 32.5, 13, 7 and 1 to get 53.5. The length of the chain should be 53.5 inches or 135.89 cm.
Does bicycle chain make a difference?
Chain wear in itself does not increase resistance. Chain/cassette wear may impact shifting performance, but should not have any noticeable effect when you are in gear. The main danger of worn chain/cassette is skipping of the chain.
Is there a difference between road and MTB chain?
Condensed Answer: A road bike chain can be used on a mountain bike as long as it’s long enough and matches the number of speeds on the cassette/freewheel. In general, the differences between road and MTB chains are either non-existent or too small to impede the performance of a recreational cyclist.
Which way does a Shimano chain go?
4) Shimano 10sp chains are asymmetrical, and should be installed so the chain writing faces outwards towards you as you install the chain. It doesn’t matter which way up or down the writing faces (if you look along the chain you will see it changes anyway).