Trail Side Repairs

Broken Rear Mech Trail Fix

This happened when a branch forced the my mech into the spokes. Obviously this situations renders the gears useless and makes cycling impossible. There is a get home fix for this though by converting your bike into single speed.

Goosed rear mech

One very goosed rear mech.

1. Always carry a chain tool with you. Split the chain (Watch you don’t push the pin all the way out like I did in my hast! You will never get it back in again). and remove the mech if need be. I was able to leave the remnants bolted on. Watch you don’t push the pin all the way out! You will never get it back in again.

Brake the chain, don't push the pin out

Brake the chain, don’t push the pin out

2. Shorten the chain, I have removed about 10 links

Shorten the chain

Shorten the chain

3. Join the chain again and put it on the middle front chainring try and get it onto a cog on the rear cassette that will keep the chain tight as if it is loose it will jump off. any gear will be better than walking so dont worry about what gear it should be. Single speed conversion is done…

single speed to get you home

single speed to get you home

 

 

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