How Do You Straighten a BMX Sprocket?

I was talking to a friend and he was telling me that he wanted to learn how to fix his bicycle because his bike was not working properly, so I told him that he should first of all take care of the bicycle and then if it is not working then he can ask for help from a professional.

He agreed and he took my advice and started fixing his bicycle and when he got it fixed I saw that his sprocket was bent. I was shocked to see such a big problem in such a small part of a bike.

When I asked him why he didn’t straighten the sprocket before, he replied that he was not able to straighten it.

How can you straighten a bent BMX sprocket?

It is quite easy to straighten a bent sprocket, but don’t you think that it is better to do it yourself? If you are afraid of doing it by yourself then ask someone else to do it for you. You can also take a sprocket straightener but it will take some time.

Here are some of the methods that can be used to straighten the sprocket:

1. Use a screwdriver

You can easily use a screwdriver to straighten the sprocket. Take a small piece of wood and insert it in between the spokes of the wheel. Now hold it at the centre and push it outward and it will straighten the sprocket.

2. Use an air compressor

If you are looking for an easy way to straighten the sprocket then you should use an air compressor. Use this method only if you have a spare bicycle that you can use for your sprocket. You need to buy an air compressor to get the job done. The method is very easy, just take some compressed air and start pumping it in the spokes of the sprocket and it will straighten the sprocket.

3. Use a drill

I am sure that you don’t want to use any tool for your bike but it is the only effective way to straighten the bent sprocket. You can use a drill to make the spokes of the wheel come together and the sprocket will straighten out.

Conclusion

There are many methods to straighten the bent BMX sprocket, so I am sure that you can choose the one that you want to use.

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