Tech Tip/Friday Blog Post!

This weeks blog post is a little different.  I am going to do a little tech tip that I can't believe more people don't know about. 

So, something that all of us do a fair amount of times is remove the rear wheel.  Changing a tire, replacing a tube, new chain and sprockets, wheel bearings?  All things that require taking the wheel off.  Not a big deal at all but installing it can be a little tougher but still an easy job.  But how do you hold the wheel tight against the adjusters while you tighten the axle nut down??

There are a few different ways but at Highland Cycles we use a small (10mm) wrench placed in between the sprocket and chain to force the wheel forward against the adjusters.  The nice thing about using the wrench is that it is usually being used to adjust the chain adjusters already so its handy.  Another benefit to this is that if you can roll your wheel all the way around with the wrench in place then you know for a fact that your chain is worn out and needs to be replaced.

 We recommend Snapon wrenches because if you mess one up they will warrant it ;)

We recommend Snapon wrenches because if you mess one up they will warrant it ;)