Saturday, 27 June 2009

Indexing bicycle gears - fix badly shifting gears on a bike

Lately, my bicycle had begun acting up. Gears would shift on their own and sometimes slip so violently that my feet would be thrown off the bike. Quite the recipe for a horrific accident on the road. I tried to fiddle around with the two (adjustor) screws on the back of the gear shifting mechanism only to realize that that did not help at all. In despair, I turned to Dr. Google - and lo behold, I found this nice Australian English man who explained how to do it step-by-step. So if you ever need to fix badly shifting gears on your bike (technically known as "indexing gears"), check out this video.