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

Discussion in 'General Cycling Discussions' started by Melonfish, 15 Jul 2012.

  1. Melonfish

    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
     
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  2. MossCommuter

    MossCommuter Guru

    Location:
    Salford
    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
    Twas one up in warrington cyclehouse. Gears seem ok i can fiddle tomorrow if needs be.
     
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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?
     
  5. Jdratcliffe

    Jdratcliffe Well-Known Member

    Location:
    Redhill, Surrey
    Yes every monday ( after a fully clean and lube after the weeks commute i get in to work and sigh a deep sigh and want to race home to break the cleaning supplys out!
     
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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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