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Time To Replace My Rear Cluster?

Hi, there guys. Rod here. Just cruising along for a late afternoon ride. We have got a heap of rain lately. I thought the trials would be an absolutely ride off, but sticking to the higher trials and found some awesome runs. Just enough sun the last couple of days with a bit of wind to dried out and having an absolute ball.

I was riding along, and I came across this little noise. So I put up pretty smartly. I always like to take care of my drive chain, my rear derailleur because when you are at that trails and something go seriously wrong, you break any of that gear, it could be a really long walk home. So at that point, I pulled and I noticed how to stick and I wrapped its way around my rear cluster.

It squeezing in there. It is squeezing in there pretty tightly. And it is just enough to prevent that chain spinning cleanly on that rear cluster and skip to, but as you can see all that stick out there now. It’s spinning a lot better. Let’s ride.

So what I have done just pulled up, pulled it out, and allow the chain begin to spin as it should over the cluster and not keep skipping teeth and causing those problems. So keep an eye on those things when you are about on the trials, guys. Because, as I said, you could be a long way from and not pulling up in time could make the difference between a really long walk or more great trials.

Have a great day guys. Catch you soon.

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Rod Bucton, mountain bike fanatic from Mid North Coast, New South Wales Australia… helping middle aged men improve their lives with exercise, good nutrition and good health and while you’re at it follow Rod on Facebook or Instagram.

Like any sport, bicycling involves risk of injury and damage. By choosing to ride a bicycle, you assume the responsibility for that risk, so you need to know — and to practice — the rules of safe and responsible riding and of proper use and maintenance. Proper use and maintenance of your bicycle reduces risk of injury.

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