If you have a chain breaker push the damaged pin out and re-connect
your chain at the next sound link. Shortening the chain might make it
difficult to ride in the big ring in and big cog in rear. If you don't
have a chain tool, you might have to improvise by using a fist size rock.
Yes, it does sound primitive but effective if your ten miles away from
anything. The best process for this method would be to place the back
side of the loose link onto a similar sized rock then pound the pin in
with the rock in your hand, if this works be very gentle riding back to
your car.Whenever a chain breaks you should replace your chain before
your next ride!
If the rim is slightly bent it can rub on your brake pads,
frame, or chainstays. First try to loosen the brakes or release the straddle
cable. If you have a spoke wrench use the brakes as a guide and tighten/loosen
the spokes. If your wheel is bent side to side, first you are going to
have to release the brake and remove the wheel from the frame. Check for
broken spokes and try to remove any if possible to keep them out of the
way. You can also twist them around the next good spoke. Try to place
your bent wheel against a tree holding the bent sides, then with a few
quick jolts try to bend the wheel back to ridable state. This process
may have to be repeated a few times depending on the condition of the
Your crescent wrench out of your tool kit is going to be the best tool
for the job in this case. Place the tool over the part of the ring that
is bent, making sure it clears the chain rings teeth, keeping them from
snapping off. Once you have the wrench in the proper position, push or
pull the bent part very gently to try and realign the ring back to its
If it is unrepairable put the chain in the middle chainring and just
use your lower and middle ring until the upper ring can be replaced. Check
the bottom bracket before you come to the conclusion that your chainring
is bent, because you may have also damaged the bottom brackets spindle.
A badly damaged spindle means that you will be wlaking home.
If you do get chain suck on a ride stop pedalling and get off
the bike In most cases you should be able to grab the chain and pull it
back the same way it sucked up. You may have to use a little force or
roll the bike backwards while pulling the chain.
If it is still stuck you may have to detach the chain from the bike with
the chain tool, then re-route the chain back through the drive train.
Check for any kinks or twists in the chain before you install it back
on your bike. This can cause problems in shifting if not checked before