Bicycle TutorBicycle Tutor

Show off your bike!

Related video tutorials:
How to Adjust Your Front Derailleur How to Adjust Your Front Derailleur
* Now with 3D interactive instructions
Rear Derailleur Problem
#1
Im having a problem with the rear derailleur. As I'm riding the mountain bike and pedaling everything seems to be fine. When I stop pedaling and just coast it, the derailleur lifts up close to the bike frame and pops back in place. Sometimes when it does this the chains slips into other gears. Not sure whats wrong with it or if its something I could fix with some simple adjustments. Help. Thanks.
Reply
#2
It could be that the ratchet inside the freewheel/freehub is gummed up and not spinning freely when you coast. If you lay the wheel on its side and drip some lube into the border between where the freewheel spins/stays still it may free up. But I'm guessing based on your limited description. Does the chain sort of hang down across the top when you coast also?
Reply


Possibly Related Threads...
Thread Author Replies Views Last Post
  Help.. Rear derailleur wrong position? Quixoticish 0 2,395 06-06-2018, 06:56 PM
Last Post: Quixoticish
  Problem with my Front Derailleur on my Bike CUDAcores89 1 11,315 10-17-2017, 08:12 PM
Last Post: kazz
  Front Derailleur/Shifter Problem kazz 0 10,036 10-06-2017, 02:28 AM
Last Post: kazz
  SRAM rear derailleur arm length jacke 0 3,863 06-28-2017, 04:52 AM
Last Post: jacke
  Road Bike Rear Derailleur Problem Lighttower 5 5,084 05-19-2017, 01:01 AM
Last Post: painkiller
  Front derailleur shifting problem dventura 1 8,074 02-28-2017, 06:07 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  Rear derailleur rolling chain off It's your boy 0 5,052 06-05-2016, 04:36 PM
Last Post: It's your boy
  What would you use to replace a Suntour alpha 3000 rear derailleur? eab 5 6,653 08-09-2015, 04:33 PM
Last Post: nfmisso
  A Front Derailleur mounting and matching problem. qipow 0 4,179 08-08-2015, 11:53 AM
Last Post: qipow
  Replacing old rear derailleur eab 3 11,016 05-14-2015, 09:55 PM
Last Post: DaveM

Forum Jump:



ISSN 1918-3445 © Copyright 2007-2010 Bicycle Tutor / Privacy Policy / Created by Alex Ramon

feed