How to Adjust a Rear Derailleur – Limit Screws & Indexing



How to fix the shifting on your bike. The majority of rear shifting problems can be solved with basic adjustments to the limit screws and index setting of the rear derailleur system. In this video, we’ll show you how to properly set up and adjust your rear derailleur to eliminate rub, noise, slow shifting, and inaccessible gears.

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Video contents:
00:00 Preliminary Info
02:14 H-Limit Screw Adjustment
06:49 Indexing Adjustment
11:33 L-Limit Screw Adjustment
13:56 B-Screw Adjustment

➤ Tools & materials used:
• SD-2 Phillips Screwdriver –
• PH-1 P-Handle Hex Wrench Set –
• PRS-3.2-2 Deluxe Single Arm Repair Stand –

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➤ More Derailleur Repair Help:
• How a Front Derailleur Works ▶︎
• How a Rear Derailleur Works ▶︎
• How to Adjust a Front Derailleur ▶︎
• Front Derailleur – Advanced Troubleshooting ▶︎
• Rear Derailleur – Advanced Troubleshooting ▶︎
• How To Align a Derailleur Hanger Using the DAG-2.2 ▶︎

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