Wheel removel and gears

Stantheman

Active Member
Hi chaps, I had to remove my rear wheel today to fix a puncture, after refitting the RD is now a bit hit and miss changing to the smallest cog. Can changing the quick release tension cause this? A bit annoying as all was working well.
 

BrynCP

Über Member
Location
Hull
Maybe the wheel wasn't centred originally or isn't centred properly now?
 
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Stantheman

Stantheman

Active Member
Wheel seems to be in drop outs correctly, I will re index gears and see if it makes a difference. Thanks for the help, much appreciated.
 

raleighnut

Legendary Member
Location
On 3 Wheels
I'd check the wheel was in right, it should not have altered the indexing. I've got 1 bike that has 2 different wheelsets (specific to that bike in that they are 8-9 speed Dura-ace and the gear spacing only works right on that frame) and the rear wheels swap over and both index the same.
 

gbb

Legendary Member
Location
Peterborough
You'd be surprised, I was building a winter commuter and had a hell of a job indexing the gears to new wheels and cassette..over and over I adjusted, just couldn't get it right. I sat there looking at it...right...wheel out, checked it (what for I don't know)...put it back in...bingo, worked perfectly...instantly.
Slight mis-alignment, who knows.
 
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