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Old 02-25-18, 06:37 AM
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Is my bike set up correctly?

I have no expertise with bikes whatsoever. I punctured my back tyre so I removed it. I'm not sure if I had to but I removed the mechanism( I don't know what it's called) from the wheel too. Now that I've put the wheel back on I'm skeptical of whether I put the mechanism back on properly. Here are a couple of pictures: htt*ps://ibb.co/gLPPcc ht*tps://ibb.co/iumFiH
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Old 02-25-18, 10:23 AM
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It's not on correctly
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Old 02-25-18, 01:18 PM
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It's not on correctly
How do I put it on correctly?
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Old 02-25-18, 03:14 PM
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I get this:



"That page doesn't exist"






do better
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Old 02-25-18, 03:17 PM
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The first picture looks wrong. The second picture looks ok but hard to be sure. There's too much dirt and gunk.
Why the * in the links?
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Old 02-25-18, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
The first picture looks wrong. The second picture looks ok but hard to be sure. There's too much dirt and gunk.
Why the * in the links?
It won't allow me to post links unless I've posted at least 10 times, which I havent., so I just put in * to bypass that.
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Old 02-25-18, 03:22 PM
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Originally Posted by alcjphil View Post
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You have to remove the * from the web adress
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Old 02-25-18, 03:23 PM
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Originally Posted by RonH View Post
The first picture looks wrong. The second picture looks ok but hard to be sure. There's too much dirt and gunk.
So how should it be set up?
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Old 02-25-18, 03:29 PM
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Originally Posted by JakeH View Post
I have no expertise with bikes whatsoever. I punctured my back tyre so I removed it. I'm not sure if I had to but I removed the mechanism( I don't know what it's called) from the wheel too. Now that I've put the wheel back on I'm skeptical of whether I put the mechanism back on properly. Here are a couple of pictures: htt*ps://ibb.co/gLPPcc ht*tps://ibb.co/iumFiH
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From what I see, it looks to be installed correctly. The chain appears to be slack, so I'm assuming that your chain is not on the front chainring. That thing you took off is called the rear derailleur.
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Look at Hanger/RD notch engagement
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If it falls over frequently you need to take more care when setting it up.
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I've been following this thread and I haven't seen any mention of whether removing the RD was at all necessary (which i'm curious about and would be helpful to the OP in the future). I replaced front/back tires and rear tube last summer on my bike with no tools other than my hands and an air pump. It does help i have vbrakes that are kids play to disengage and also have quick release wheels. The very bottom sprocket part of the RD can easily be moved around by hand to give the chain all the slack wanted ... so i'm not understanding the need to remove the RD other than for replacement or some sort of maintenance.
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Buy some degreaser
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