It is possible for the chain to skip gears due to bent teeth or a bent cog.Because of this, the chain becomes out of line with the derailleur, causing the gear to shift.Even if it does not entirely alter the gear, the chain becomes unseated from the teeth and has the potential to skip over them.Unfortunately, bent teeth and bent cogs are unable to be adequately straightened out without causing further damage.
Why do my bike chains skip between gears?
What Causes Bicycle Chains to Skip? Loose cable is the most typical cause of your bike chain skipping between gears while you’re riding, or shifting twice instead of one when you try to change gears when you’re not riding. Over time, the cables on your bike will naturally extend.
How do you fix a skip in a bike chain?
To correct a skip in the rear derailleur, change the chain into the smallest ring on the rear cassette (which is the hardest gear) and the middle or larger ring on the front derailleur (whichever is the easier gear). To use the shifter, press it once. If the bike chain does not go up a gear when you apply tension, the problem is solved.
What happens if you don’t clean your bike?
If you leave your bike unclean for an extended period of time, the dirt will accumulate to the point where it will cause your chain to slip. In addition to creating excessive stress on the chain, this can/will cause the chain to skip gears while you are riding your bike.