What causes a bike chain to jam?
A chain gets stuck between the crankset and frame for lots of reasons. However, the most common ones are the derailleur being poorly adjusted, small sprocket being bent, teeth being bent, the chain having a stuck link, or the chain being bent.
How tight should my chain be on my motorized bicycle?
Too tight is as bad as too loose, but it’ll only take minutes to get it right. You should check and adjust your chain every 500 miles (805 km), and more often for a dirt bike. 1.2–1.6 inches (30–40 mm) is typical for streetbikes, while dirt bikes may need 1.4–2.0 inches (35–50 mm) of slack.
Why is my bike jammed?
If you have been able to insert and fully rotate your key, then the cause of the jam is most likely the body/shackle of your lock. It’s common for a shackle to become worn and corroded, which can cause the lock to jam shut.
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.
Why does my chain drop when I pedal backwards?
If it has a derailleur your gears need adjusting. We properly adjusted shifting system will allow you to pedal backwards without the chain coming off. Something could be bent, like the derailleur hanger or the derailleur itself. If it’s a singlespeed, this means the chain is out of alignment with the two sprockets.
How do you fix a stuck bike lock?
So the first job is to loosen them with some WD-40! Hold the lock so the key hole is facing the floor and squirt WD-40 into the hole. This should dislodge any street gunk and allow it to drain out of the locking mechanism. Then turn the bike lock around so the hole is facing the upwards and insert the key.