Your question: How do I adjust the rear derailleur on my bike?

Which way do you turn a barrel adjuster?

This rule will help you remember which way to turn it: If the derailleur is hesitating when shifting toward the spokes (the more common problem), turn the barrel toward the spokes (counter-clockwise); and if it hesitates shifting away from the spokes, turn the adjuster away (clockwise) from the spokes.

How do I know if my rear derailleur is misaligned?

Most of the time, it’s not visible to the eye if a hanger is bent or not. But a typical symptom of a misaligned hanger is the rear derailleur will shift fine for a few gears, only to lose adjustment while shifting further up or down the cassette. Step 1: Always make sure the rear wheel is centred in the dropouts.

Why does my rear derailleur slip?

Most of the time, a skipping chain is caused by cable stretch. … To fix a skip in the rear derailleur, shift your chain into the smallest ring on your rear cassette (the hardest gear) and the middle or larger ring on your front derailleur. Press your shifter once.

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