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  1. #1
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    Ok, I'm a dork. Help!!!

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    I took the rear wheel off. First time I've had to do this. I can't figure out how to get it back on! It looks like I somehow twisted the chain around (pic attached)???? What the heck? I know there's no way I could've messed it up as bad as I think it is. So, how do I get the chain back on to the cassette?!?



    ~~Tiffanie~~

    Your biggest challenge isn't someone else.
    It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs and the voice inside that yells "CAN'T".
    But you don't listen. You just push harder.
    And then you hear the voice whisper "CAN".
    And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.
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  2. #2
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    Are you pulling the rear derailleur down into position as you put the wheel on?

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  3. #3
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    It actually seems to be in a rear position and I have to push it forward. ???
    ~~Tiffanie~~

    Your biggest challenge isn't someone else.
    It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs and the voice inside that yells "CAN'T".
    But you don't listen. You just push harder.
    And then you hear the voice whisper "CAN".
    And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.
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    Look at the rear derailleur in this picture. The pulley that is currently on the bottom, right above the bike rack, flops up when you take the wheel out. You have to push it back down to get the cassette to fit in properly.

    V.
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  5. #5
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    yikes.... i know what you mean.... i remember when i had to change my tire on my own (hubby was at work and i was riding on my own) and i couldn't get the dang blasted thing back on! you are NOT a dork!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    you do have to kinda push and pull the derailleur thingy.... and then "slip" the wheel in.... (in know... that helps a bunch, eh?)

  6. #6
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    Got it!!! Thank you, thank you, thank you. <kiss>
    I wasn't pushing the RD far enough. I hear it's the most fragile part on the bike and I was being too gentle.
    ~~Tiffanie~~

    Your biggest challenge isn't someone else.
    It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs and the voice inside that yells "CAN'T".
    But you don't listen. You just push harder.
    And then you hear the voice whisper "CAN".
    And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.
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    Tell them why you took your wheel off!!!!

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    Hush up!
    ~~Tiffanie~~

    Your biggest challenge isn't someone else.
    It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs and the voice inside that yells "CAN'T".
    But you don't listen. You just push harder.
    And then you hear the voice whisper "CAN".
    And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.
    Author Unknown

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    To get intimate with my bike. To know the in's and out's and get comfortable with the parts and how they work.

    Yeah, that's it!!
    ~~Tiffanie~~

    Your biggest challenge isn't someone else.
    It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs and the voice inside that yells "CAN'T".
    But you don't listen. You just push harder.
    And then you hear the voice whisper "CAN".
    And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.
    Author Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    Tell them why you took your wheel off!!!!
    *arms crossed and tapping foot* we're waiting!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffanie
    To get intimate with my bike. To know the in's and out's and get comfortable with the parts and how they work.

    Yeah, that's it!!
    Ummmmmmmmmm sure. They don't believe you.

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    /\/\/\ See previous post.
    ~~Tiffanie~~

    Your biggest challenge isn't someone else.
    It's the ache in your lungs and the burning in your legs and the voice inside that yells "CAN'T".
    But you don't listen. You just push harder.
    And then you hear the voice whisper "CAN".
    And you discover that the person you thought you were is no match for the one you really are.
    Author Unknown

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tiffanie
    To get intimate with my bike. To know the in's and out's and get comfortable with the parts and how they work.

    Yeah, that's it!!
    Well... that's a good goal, but I know how much I like messing with the rear wheel... so... ahhh... I don't think that's the full story.

    V.
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  14. #14
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brandy
    Tell them why you took your wheel off!!!!

    Okay Tiff... fess up!!!

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    we're WAAAAIIIIITTIIIIIINNNGGGGGGG

 

 

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