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What is this part?
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Chain link removal and re...
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From 1st to 2nd-problem
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  What is this part?
Posted by: idrivebig - 08-14-2017, 07:10 PM - Forum: General Questions - Replies (2)

This was on the rear wheel of a recently purchased GT Aggressor.  I had to remove the quick release axle to take it off.  Can't figure out what it is.

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  Upgrading old SIS drivechain
Posted by: olliej - 08-10-2017, 08:07 AM - Forum: General Questions - Replies (1)

I have brought an old Giant GSR200 (early 90's I would guess), as a hack to use to commute to the station in the morning, and leaved locked all day. I am happy with the condition of the bike, and for a tenner it was a bargin!

The only issue I have is that being so old it has Shimano SIS thumb shifters (the ones on the top of the bars). I would really like to change these as I find them awkward to use, so I started to search around on google for help but now I am confused more (I am very mechanically minded, but have little experience with bikes!).

So far I have established that I have a 6spd rear cassette(?) which is not the cartridge type but the screw on freewheel type and a Shimano SIS rear derailleur. It looks like to change to either gripshift or rapidfire (preferred) will warrent a change to a 7sp at the rear (unless anyone knows of a source of 6sp shifters?). I am happy to do this, but this is where I get lost.

What do I need to know/consider and how to I go about working out if this is possible. Can i change the 6sp for a 7sp cassette/freewheel assembly? Is there a better way to get around this problem?

I'm happy to spend a bit on this (>£50), partly for the experience of making the changes and learning through doing!

Any help would be greatly appreciated!!!


  Chain link removal and repair
Posted by: Desmond - 08-05-2017, 04:36 PM - Forum: General Questions - Replies (4)

Hi. I am new to this forum and not a biker. I am 60 years old. Somebody gave me a mountain bike although it looks big for a mountain bike it has 9*3 gears. The chain snapped and in desperation I went to a you tube forum to see how to repair it. I bought a chain link extractor.

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The extractor was difficult to turn and the chain didn't sit comfortably in the device. The result is a knacked tool that appears to be cross threaded. and having removed 2 links and made the join it broke again.

Can't afford bike shop repair charges and would like to attempt this myself.


  Strange Brake Wear?
Posted by: garrett01 - 08-04-2017, 09:27 PM - Forum: Brakes & Levers - No Replies

It's been a while since I've looked at my 1981 Free Spirit Pinnacle (27" road bike), but I can recall the last time I rode it I almost had some "close calls" because the brakes were gone.

However, on closer inspection, it looks like (to me) that there is plenty of "padding" on the brake pad. The only issue is there is a groove wore into the pads. None of the brakes stop.

Front brakes
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Rear brakes
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A closer look (rear)...
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Link (for in case the image doesn't show)

What could be causing this? I'd like to figure out the culprit before I replace the pads.

Also: is there a special type of brake pads I need to buy? I measured them and they're 1.5". I've never purchased brake pads on my own (always had the LBS do that - before they closed up shop), so I'm not really sure what I need to look for. Is there any special method of replacing brake pads?


  Electra Bike Frames
Posted by: TallRider67 - 08-02-2017, 11:41 PM - Forum: Frame & Forks - Replies (1)

My wife got a brand new Electra Townie for her birthday.  On it's first big ride at the Portland WNBR, some asshat moved over on her, forcing her to lay her bike down against a concrete block, which dinged up the paint on the fork and frame.  I'm trying to find some touch up paint, and Electra is no help.  They won't even tell me who makes their frames so I might be able to ask directly for some touch up paint.  Does anyone know who makes their frames, or where I might find some touch up paint?


  New 3 speed hub with coaster brake: brake squeals and sticks
Posted by: unusualhuman - 08-01-2017, 04:14 PM - Forum: Brakes & Levers - No Replies

I recently purchased a used (nearly new) Sun Traditional adult Tricycle, 2016  model, and attempted to add on a brand new 3 speed conversion kit purchased through Amazon. The kit is made by Sturmey Archer, and intended for Sun trikes like mine from 2015 and newer.

As far as I can tell, I've installed the hub correctly. It shifts smoothly and runs well.

However, the coaster brake makes a weird squealing noise when applied, and often sticks a bit.

Here is a link to a short video, shot through the rear basket. First i cycle through all gears, then demonstrate the weird noise it makes when the brake is applied. Higher speed = louder noise, and more sticking when I resume pedaling.  

https://youtu.be/kRiYaPo6F_0

It does not make the noise when I test the hub and brake by lifting the rear wheel and turn the pedals with the other hand, but only when I ride. Fwiw, I'm a thin person,  and the trike fits me just fine, so I'm not "overstressing" the brake with my own weight.

Does anyone have any idea if this could be a defective hub, or if I've made an installation error? I'm hoping to avoid visiting the local bike shop, in order to save some money, but will do so if needed.

I certainly appreciate any help offered.

Thanks!
Laura


  Rear hub spins to a near stop, then reverses to a stop
Posted by: Gogogordy - 07-23-2017, 02:37 PM - Forum: Wheels & Hubs - Replies (2)

I have 2 fairly new, mid-range folders which ride quite well d seem like good bikes for the cost. 8 sp. Shimano components.

I have a 7 second video of this.

When I was recently cleaning-lubing the drivetrain, one of them was wheels-up and I did the customary pedal-spin the rear wheel and when it the wheel slows down to a near stop, it reverses direction for a small fraction of a rotation, then stops.

My first suspicion is the hub bearings are too tight (way too) , but Im presently more experienced in the vintage beach cruiser genre, so any advice for a multi-speed hub would be welcomed.

TIA


  Will Charger Brand Levers Work With Suntour Vx Derailleur?
Posted by: roadmountainlover099 - 07-16-2017, 09:40 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - No Replies

I have vintage Charger brand gear levers and I am wondering if they'll work with Suntour VX derailleur as well as derailleurs that say index system.


  Bike part identification help
Posted by: alexs - 07-08-2017, 11:36 AM - Forum: Brakes & Levers - Replies (5)

Hi there,

I need to source a replacement part for my Peugeot Carbolite 103 Ladies bike, but am having trouble knowing exactly what to search for.

I have attached an image with the required part circled – this is just an image taken from online and are not the same breaks (but the part looks identical).  

Any help would be most appreciated!

Thanks!

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  How to apply restore stickers and decals?
Posted by: roadmountainlover099 - 07-06-2017, 10:40 PM - Forum: General Questions - No Replies

I am in the process of getting one of my bikes restored. I have everything I need to get it set back up right (brakes, gears, reflectors,etc.) but I need to know how to apply make and model stickers and decals. If anyone has done this before, can they PLEASE guide me on doing it, as I've never done this before. Thanks!


  Fixed Gear Bike
Posted by: RSD - 07-06-2017, 01:43 AM - Forum: Wheels & Hubs - No Replies

I have an unusual question I'm hoping to get answered on this forum. I've got a fixed gear bike that I want to convert to a horse training device. How do I get the rear wheel to become free wheeling, so I can turn it backwards as well as forwards? It has a bendix brake on it. Do I need to remove that, and if so, is there a special way to tighten the chain and hub? I'm kind of grasping here, so hoping someone with bicycle knowledge can help me.


  Adjusting Tektro R40 for wider tire
Posted by: jjmatt47 - 07-03-2017, 07:07 PM - Forum: Brakes & Levers - No Replies

I have Tektro R40 dual pivot caliper brakes (as provided on my 2011 Trek)

Recently I decided to use a slightly wider tire (going from 23 to 25)

When I try to mount the wheel, the gap between the brake pads is not large enough to accommodate the larger tire

I could deflate the tire a bit and get it to slide through, but I would like to adjust the brake to accommodate the wider tire without doing so, so I could remove the front wheel for travelling

I have googled adjusting this brake but am still confused with what has to be done

Can you help ?

THANKS


  From 1st to 2nd-problem
Posted by: Millerblade - 07-02-2017, 05:03 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - Replies (1)

Hi.

Sorry I dont know if this is in the right section of the forum.

I just got a mtb for the 1st time as an adult. On the left hand side of the handle bars where you can change for 1 to 2 to 3. When I change from 1 to 2 it doesnt alwaya do it. The dial moves to 2 but the bike makes an awful noise and no matter how much i pedel it still makes that noise. If I then go into 3 it then after a good few seconds it eventually corrects itself and stops making then noise and changes correctly.

On the right hand side of the bike, the numbers all go up and down no problem.

Is it something im doing wrong?

It was my first time out on it today.

Its a carrera vegeance.

Thank you


  Can a woman ride this???
Posted by: Millerblade - 06-30-2017, 09:07 PM - Forum: General Questions - Replies (8)

Hi.

Ive seen this bike. The seller says its a boys. The frame is 16" which is what I need. However im a girl. So as its a males bike is it not suitable?

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Thanks


  Help with handle bar adjustment please?
Posted by: Millerblade - 06-29-2017, 11:05 PM - Forum: Stem & Handlebars - No Replies

Hi.

Just got a second hand bike. Bars are in drop down flat racing position. Hubby wants then higher up. There is 2 alan key holes at either side of the angle adjustable stem. I only have 1 alan key. Ive triee both side and tried to turn the alan key both ways and it will not budge!!! Do i need to use 2 alan keys at the same time and turn opposite ways or something?


  Opinions on my hubbys new bike
Posted by: Millerblade - 06-29-2017, 10:27 PM - Forum: General Questions - Replies (5)

Hi.

So me and hubby want to start bike riding to start getting fit. We cant afford new so have been searching through second hand sites. We wanted to spend as littlw as possible at first in case we dont like it, then if we get into it we can upgrade! Anyway, Im yet to get mine but we got one for hubby today. By the sounds of it the seller said its been put together from different parts. So I have took a photo of the entire bike, the frame name, the handle bar, the wheels and odd bits. Let me know what you think please? Many thanks

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The advert

https://imgur.com/gallery/vKS6I

He also needs to know how to change to handle bara from the flat racing position to a more upright position. On the side there are 2 holes for alan keys, when I put 1 alan key in and try and turn It, it wont turn at all. Do i have to put 2 alan keys in at the same time on opposite sides?

Just me to get a bike now!


  SRAM rear derailleur arm length
Posted by: jacke - 06-28-2017, 04:52 AM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - No Replies

I am riding a Bianchi 928 with SRAM Red components.  I have a 10 speed 11x28 cassette.  I am replacing my rear derailleur since the guide pulley cogs are now worn to sharp points.  The present derailleur has a short arm.  SRAM seems to have 3 sizes of derailleur arms for a 10 speed cassette; short, medium, and long.  The 28 cog gear still works will with my short derailleur.  I heard that you need a longer arm if you have a bigger gear but I am not sure if that is true or not.  Is there any reason I should not replace my short arm derailleur with a medium length arm?  Are there advantages or disadvantages to either?


  Chain getting sucked in by fat tire
Posted by: Foozen - 06-25-2017, 05:55 PM - Forum: Chain, Chainrings & Sprockets - Replies (12)

Hi, my chain on a 2016 Specialized fatboy keeps getting sucked into the tire and comes off when I am in the top gear coasting. I have had multiple bike shops look at it and they say that those bike are not made to be in the top gear which sound ridiculous to me. It also been suggested that I change the front sprocket from a 28 to a 32. Also the chain measured fine. Any suggestions?


  Repairable Deore LX shifter?
Posted by: dude - 06-23-2017, 01:39 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - No Replies

I have a Deore LX shifter like on this photo

The push button at the bottom doesn't catch the piece inside unless I press slightly up when I shift.

Is that fixable or do I have to change the part?

Thanks!


  Getting a new bike and needing some tool help
Posted by: FixitTom - 06-21-2017, 03:08 AM - Forum: Tools & Shop - Replies (1)

Hello Bicycle Tutor forum,

I am here today because I am looking for some information from you guys if possible. As you can see from the title I am in the process of getting a new bike and I would like to get some tools to fix it up when something goes wrong. Now, when it comes to anything mechanical, bikes, motorbikes, cars, etc I am terrible at fixing them but all I can remember as a child is going through bikes like they were nothing, so when I get my new bike I want to learn as I go.

The bike I have coming is a Specialized Epic FSR Expert Carbon and I don't expect anything to go wrong anytime soon. I assume when the bike gets here I will be in pieces so my first question, what tools will I need to first assemble the bike? Then as above, what tools should I purchase to maintain and fix my bike when needed?

I already have the garage space emptied and ready for tools and assembly, ready to get out on the road again. Really looking forward to speaking with you guys. if there is any other information you need, please let me know. All replies are greatly appreciated.

Thanks

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