Cycling and bicycle discussion forums. 
   Click here to join our community Log in to access your Control Panel  


Go Back   > >

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

User Tag List

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 09-05-07, 11:14 AM   #1
NeezyDeezy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
NeezyDeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 880
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
rear derailleur woes

I have a suntour mountech RD on my 1983 Miyata 610. It keeps throwing the chain off the lowest gear and it gets caught in between my freewheel (5 speed 13-32) and the plastic disc on the wheel. I have suntour friction bar-end shifters. I have had this issue looked at by two bike stores, and they will charge me $10 to do some quick simple tightening of a piece of the derailleur and it will work fine... for about 2 weeks and then it starts happening again. I feel like if I just understood the mechanics of it even a little bit I could fix the issue, but I feel like at this point I'll just have to buy a new derailleur? It's a shame because otherwise the shifting is flawlessly smooth. Any advice?
NeezyDeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-07, 11:25 AM   #2
well biked 
biked well
 
well biked's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2005
Bikes:
Posts: 7,088
Mentioned: 1 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 17 Post(s)
Sounds like you just need to adjust the low limit screw on the rear derailleur, although I don't know why you would be repeatedly having the problem if the bike shop(s) adjusted it correctly. Here's an excellent guide to adjusting a rear derailleur, I'd recommend reading through the whole thing, you'll gain a good understanding of how the RD works, and how to make all the adjustments:

http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=64
well biked is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-07, 11:49 AM   #3
NeezyDeezy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
NeezyDeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 880
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
perfect, just what I needed! Thanks Well Biked.
NeezyDeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-07, 12:35 PM   #4
DMF 
Elitist Troglodyte
 
DMF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas
Bikes: 03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
Posts: 6,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
I'm gonna create a new mnemonic.

YANPWDRTRMS!

Yet Another New Poster Who Didn't Read The READ ME Sticky!
__________________
Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

- Will Rogers
DMF is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-07, 12:40 PM   #5
NeezyDeezy
Senior Member
Thread Starter
 
NeezyDeezy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Bikes:
Posts: 880
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
my fault - sorry guys

I just finished reading the sticky.
NeezyDeezy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-05-07, 12:42 PM   #6
DMF 
Elitist Troglodyte
 
DMF's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Dallas
Bikes: 03 Raleigh Professional (steel)
Posts: 6,924
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
Too bad they can't show it in the list with flashing neon colors. I probably wouldn't have noticed it either.
__________________
Stupidity got us into this mess - why can't it get us out?

- Will Rogers
DMF is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:46 AM.