Ask a mechanic: degunking your front derailleur

By April 21, 2016Bike


If your front derailleur goes from shifting well to being slow and sluggish, the problem may not be in your adjustment, but perhaps a problem with your hydration.

Dried drink mix attracts dirt and grime to your derailleur and bottom bracket area, making for a gunked-up mess. To keep your bike running at its best, follow these simple steps from Art’s Cyclery to clean up the mess.