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This instructable will help you to tune up a rear derailleur.
You will need: Allen Keys Cleaner( I use Pedros Oranj Peelz) Rag Screw Driver Chain Lube Grease
First thing, put some cleaner on your rag and clean the outside of the derailleur.
Next clean the crud off of the pulleys. I just pedal the bike while running the rag over the pulleys. The inside of the top pulley can get filthy... ...
Next clean the chain. I put cleaner on a rag, then turn the cranks backwards while holding the rag over the chain right at the bottom of the deraill...
Drop of few drops of chain lube on the pivots of the derailleur, the most important are 8 spots on the parallelogram. Wipe off any excess.
While we have the lube out, lets lube the chain, I use white lightening, it has worked well for me for years. I drip lube on the chain above the cas...
If you have been using this cable for a while, crud can build up in the housing down by the rear derailleur. What you can do is shift all the way up...
At this point you can pull the housing and cable out of the last cable stop on the frame.
Slide the housing up, if the cable has any corrosion on it you can use some green scotch bright to rub it off.
I put a little grease on my fingers and lube the cable before putting the housing back on and in to the cable stop on the frame.
The outer limit makes a big impact with shifting performance. Shift to the small ring in the back, look at the upper pulley, the teeth from the pul...
You will turn the screw marked "H" in to move the pulley in, or the opposite for out.
At this point shift up to the biggest ring in the back. We want to grab the derailleur by hand and see if we can push the chain over the cassette an...
Now its time to fine tune the derailleur. You will want to turn the barrel on the back of the derailleur in or out to line up the pulley with the sm...
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Power washing certainly gets your bike clean, but the pressure from the washer can also force water into your headset and crank housing. Most recommend a mild dish soap hand wash over the power wash with a gentle hose rinse and bounce dry or towel.
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