Well that was not as painfull as i thought...

Melonfish

Evil Genius in training.
Location
Warrington, UK
Just replaced my freewheel and chain, cleaned the whole bike whilst i was at it, proper toothbrush type clean.

must say it took me a while to get the flippin freewheel off and had to use my dad's big adjustable wrench (because i sheared the bolt holding the vice down). anyways all went well.
took her out before and Big D is flying as usual and changes nicely, was worried there i was going to have to re-index.

why did i put this off for so long?

anyhoo, yesterday i picked up a new chain, when i went to my LBS i asked about a new chain for a 7 speed, and he said to me "Oh well you know you can't just change the chain, you'll need to change your rear gears too"
i actually wanted to prod him to see if he was for real.

i just explained i alread had the freewheel (which i did)
also picked up some muc-off, that stuff is great!
anyhoo just pleased that it went so smoothly i'm sure something will explode on the way into work tomorrow or something but i reckon it all went ok.
pete
 
Location
Salford
yesterday i picked up a new chain, when i went to my LBS
Which LBS is that Pete? There's nothing round Birchwood is there?

BTW... I am fairly handy at indexing the gears should you want to be shown how
 
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Melonfish

Melonfish

Evil Genius in training.
Location
Warrington, UK
Update, this mornings ride in was smooth as hell, no more knocking as if a small samba band were playing in the freewheel and i kept having to look down to see if my chain was still there it was a silent run.
got sand and dirt on it already and i want to sit outside with a toothbrush and clean it off hah is this normal?
 
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Melonfish

Melonfish

Evil Genius in training.
Location
Warrington, UK
just got in and i admit i did rub the bike down to clean it hah.
can't believe the difference the new hub and chain make tho, best time yet on my 7.5mile route home!
:biggrin:
 
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