How to get a chain back on the derailleur of a bike

How to get a chain back on the derailleur of a bike

 

Today we'll be looking at how to get a chain back on the rear derailleur of your bike using a Rehook tool. For the example in the video, the chain had come off the front, rear and gotten caught up in the spokes of the tyre too, making it quite difficult to get back on. Thankfully, with the help of the Rehook tool, this job becomes a lot easier and you can do it without getting your hands all oily in the process!


To recap the steps in the video, firstly you should retrieve your Rehook tool, which can easily attach to your bike frame or fit in your pocket, then use the tool to work the chain from out between the rear gears and spokes so that it is no longer caught between them. Since Rehook is light and durable, you don't have to worry about it snapping. Rehook is specifically designed for reaching into awkward small spaces on your bike, so even if your chain is caught up and stuck really badly, Rehook will be able to get the job done.


Once unstuck, you should use your Rehook tool to work the chain over your rear gear, making sure to check which gear your bike is in and lining up the chain with the rear derailleur as you do so. Once it is lined up, you'll want to hold the derailleur down and make a backwards "S" with the chain, popping it in the front then around the back, using your Rehook to make any adjustments if the chain isn't quite lining up.


With the chain in place on the rear derailleur, you just need to get your chain back into place on the front. Simply take the chain with your Rehook tool from the bottom, fit it over the top, and use your free hand to lift your bike and turn the pedal so the chain slides into place properly.


With that finished, you're good to go again. You can attach your Rehook tool back onto the bike frame and hit the road with your chain fully fixed! I hope this guide and the video have helped you, be sure to leave us a comment if so or if you have any questions!


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