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  Matching New Chainring to Freewheel
Posted by: Eugbug - 09-04-2017, 02:43 PM - Forum: Chain, Chainrings & Sprockets - Replies (1)

The chain is slipping on my MTB when I'm on the middle chainring and smallest sprocket on the back, but only when I put a lot of force on the pedals.  I replaced the chain last year along with the 7 speed freewheel and the middle 32T chainring. I've probably cycled only 1000 to 1500 miles since and tried to only oil the chain when it was clean, so I'm not sure whether it is excessively worn (have to check).
Should I just replace the chain? The smallest sprocket at the back doesn't look worn (no shark/hooked  teeth), so I don't think the chain is slipping on that, rather the chainring. If I buy a new chairing, does it need to be matched to the freewheel? Specs on ads mention that a chainring is for an e.g. 9 speed.

  front suspension fork
Posted by: WesleyNL - 09-02-2017, 12:38 PM - Forum: Frame & Forks - No Replies

guys i wanted to maintench my front fork suspension and now i have a problem,

Brand is a cogan but i disambled every screw from it and it just won't detach the pipes to clean them

i removed bottom the top seals and all of the spring thats inside but pipes wont come off, so i wanted to screw them all together and now the bottom scres where going inside so cant use the bolds anymore

  Replacement for BB-CT92E 68/116
Posted by: relative4 - 08-29-2017, 03:07 PM - Forum: Bottom Brackets - No Replies

I have a 1999 Trek 820 AL whose bottom bracket is dying.  According to the spec sheet, it's a Shimano BB-CT92E, 68mm shell, 116mm spindle, English threading.  What is the easiest way to identify a suitable replacement?  I found a NOS BB-CT91 with the same measurements on eBay for $20, any reason not to pull the trigger on that?  Thanks!

  MTB Ghost Shifting fix
Posted by: Javax1 - 08-26-2017, 08:02 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - No Replies

First bike in 7 years and I'm recently experiencing Ghost shifting, I know little to nothing about repairing bikes and I'm in need of help of how to stop the bike from shifting on its own it is very frustrating and makes it difficult to ride at times

  26" Mongoose Excursion
Posted by: ntomita - 08-23-2017, 08:46 PM - Forum: Chain, Chainrings & Sprockets - No Replies

Hi, All!

I recently got a broken bike from one of my friends, and want to fix it as a fun project.
Seemingly its chain is off from the rail and completely distorted like a helix, so it needs to be replaced. Also, rear derailleur is shattered into two parts, each has a gear, not sure if it can be repaired as I'm a total newbie, so I decided to buy a new part for it as well.

However, I don't know which parts should I buy. I checked official documents for maintenance but it doesn't describe the specifications of parts. Does anybody have ideas which parts to buy? I'm happy with 3rd party parts for cheaper cost or used parts from ebay. Any input is helpful! Thanks in advance!

Here's my bike:

Also, this is the same model:

  Rear Derailer/ Aluminum frame hanger
Posted by: Hikel67 - 08-20-2017, 03:15 PM - Forum: Frame & Forks - No Replies

I have an older aluminum Pacific 5000 moutain bike that I've turned into a nice 26" cruiser. My problem is the rear derailer popped off the hanger while a friend wad using it. The hanger is solid with the frame and the threads are now stripped out. How can I fix this issue in order to mount my derailer?

  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 - Replies (1)

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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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 - Replies (1)

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.

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.


  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.


  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!


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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 ?


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


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)


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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