Beginner Cyclist Tips - One Stop Solution for Bike Problems

Most cyclists have encountered unexpected situations when riding, and the most common issues are basically four kinds of failures, such as dropped chain, broken tire, brake failure, and inaccurate shifting, and these common issues are all we can quickly figure out and fix them.

1. Chain drop

Dropping the chain is the worst nightmare for beginner cyclists, but the chain drop actually means that the chain is not properly stuck on the gear, and falls on the inside and outside of the flywheel or the big plate.

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When the chain is dropped, don’t step on it and pull it, otherwise the more the chain gets stuck in, the harder it is to take it out. First, observe the position where the chain fell, just take out the chain, and put the nearest chainring to complete the repair easily. However, if the chain is frequently dropped, it may be that the limit screw of the transmission needs to be adjusted again. We suggest that you may consult the car/bike shop to help fix it.

2. Broken tire

A broken tire is usually caused by an odd body puncture. So how to fix a punctured tire on a bike, you’ll need a pump, a tire digging rod, and a spare inner tube.

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First step, insert the tire digging rod into the outer tire and fix it on the spokes, then use another rod to dig out the inner tube in sequence, and then dig out the outer tire on one side.

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Then, take out the inner tube from the opposite side of the valve head, this is an easy way to take out and will not hurt the inner tube

Next, inflate the inner tube to find out the position of the hole, locate the corresponding puncture on the outer tire, and remove the sharp foreign object to avoid secondary injury.

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Go ahead to put in the spare inner tube and push the outer tube back into the rim with both hands. Checking whether the inner tube is completely covered by pushing the outer tube.


Finally, inflate your Tube.

3. Brake failure

How do you deal with brake failure?

  • Pull the brake lever to judge how tight or lose your brakes are.
  • Tighten or loosen the barrel adjuster accordingly.
  • Loosen the bolt on the brake caliper to readjust. 
  • Pull or release the brake cable through the caliper. 
  • Tighten the caliper bolt back up. 
  • Check your brake pads.
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4. Bike Gears not Shifting Properly

In order to get the chain to go to the proper chainring, you’ll need to shift between two gears. If you’re a cycling beginner, try to adjust it a little while shifting, once you’re in the proper gear, the handle can be turned back to the gear you want.

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It’s easier to pedal if you want to downshift or tailor the chainrings inside, shifting slowly to make sure the chain is on the new chainrings. When you use both the front and rear smallest or largest chainrings at the same time, the chain crossing will wear out the chain and gear parts very quickly, so make sure to avoid situations where the chain crosses. If you hear a clear screeching sound, it should be the gears don’t catch the rear cassette. Carefully turn the shift knob back and forth. If that doesn’t work, then you need to oil the chain and gears. Adjust again.

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Be careful not to press the pedal too hard when shifting gears. as it can be very difficult to shift gears when going uphill. A set of quality bike tool kits can dilemma all the issues such as emergency tire repair, repair of loose parts and tire inflation, etc. And revive your priceless cycling tour.

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