Crooked tooth question
Hello there you pedal heads,
I have a problem with the second smallest sprocket on the 8 sprocket magazine on my kona shred. A couple of the teeth are bent away from the wheel and are causing trouble when shifting onto the smallest sprocket. Being a fairly mechanically minded sort, with absolutely no knowledge of bikes, I set about adjusting the position of the rear derailler to compensate for this problem. This unfortunately only led to a case of being denied the largest sprocket and still not having the chain run totally clear of these troublesome crooked teeth. So I now have two situations to chose from - A high gear that clangs and always tweaks out of position with no low gear or a low gear with a high gear that still tends to skip and run rough.
Hope thats enough background. What I want to do is tap tap tap those troublesome teeth back in line with their conformist brothers, but if anyone has an alterior method involving adjusting derailers in some special way or if there are any approved methods of realligning teeth (pliers, hammers i dunno) - i'd love to hear about it.
cheers for your time, if you give me any