5 Minute Simple Bike Gear Tune-Up | Indexing, Cable Tension & Limit Screws

Published on April 9th 2018


Got 5 minutes? Why not get your road bike's gears working perfectly! Jon has a few tips to tune up your front and rear derailleurs and get them working like new in just 5 minutes! Subscribe: http://gcntech.co/subscribetogcntech The GCN Shop: http://gcntech.co/2d Begin with your chain in the outer chainring, and shift until you’re in your hardest gear. Now, using a phillips head screwdriver set your outer or H-limit screw. The best way to do this is looking from the back of the bike, turn the limit screw until the jockey wheels sit just outboard of the smallest cog. This will help the derailleur shift easily into your hardest gear. Shift the chain to the second smallest cog at the rear and the big ring up front. Without turning the pedals, shift up into the smallest cog. This will give you a bit of cable slack. Holding the derailleur, undo the bolt holding the cable in place, and pull through until the cable is tight, but don’t yank on it as hard as you can. Now turn the pedals to allow the chain to shift into your smallest cog. This should leave your chain shifting perfectly. For the front derailleur you are likely to have an inline barrel adjuster to fine tune your indexing, when you move the shift lever. You want the cable to be nice and snug in the cable clamp with a good tension and then slowly turn the barrel of the adjuster to help with that finishing touch to make sure the derailleur responds to the movement of the lever. If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 http://gcntech.co/2e Watch more on GCN Tech... Mid-range Vs. Super Bike Geek http://gcntech.co/midrangegeek 📹 Photos: © Velo Collection (TDW) / Getty Images & © Bettiniphoto / http://www.bettiniphoto.net/ Brought to you by the world’s biggest cycling channel, the Global Cycling Network (GCN), GCN Tech goes deeper into the bikes, kit and technology stories that matter. GCN Tech is utterly obsessed with seeking out and showcasing the best in bikes, tech, products and upgrades. Everywhere. Every week. From news and rumours, first ride exclusives, how-tos, the weekly GCN Tech Show, pro bikes, set-up tips and more, we geek out over the tiny details that can make the big differences to you. With years of racing and industry expertise, we also bring you instructive maintenance videos to hone your mechanical skills, as well as behind the scenes factory tours and in-depth analysis of kit chosen by the pro peloton to keep your finger on the pulse of cycling’s latest technological innovations. Engage with us every week on the channel and across social media – we’re here to answer every question you’ve got on mountain biking tech. Facebook - http://gcntech.co/gcntechfb Instagram - http://gcntech.co/gcntechinsta Twitter - http://gcntech.co/gcntechtwee