Bicycle Mechanics - minelli
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03-29-03, 04:00 PM
I've been given a Minelli bike frame, and I'm new to bicycle repairs. I've seen the manuals from barnettes.
It is a Glacier brand, probably about 5-10 years old. The front brakes and rear brakes work. The pads are on. The pedals are on, except for the parts where your foot rests.
What type of tire/wheel would you recommend purchasing for a tight budget? I'm assuming it's a mountain bike. Also, how do I determine what type of foot rest screws in to the pedals, and what type should I buy? I want a platform type.
03-29-03, 07:37 PM
The pedals are on, except for the parts where your foot rests.
Do you mean the cranks are on, but the pedals are not screwed into the cranks?
Also, how do I determine what type of foot rest screws in to the pedals, and what type should I buy? I want a platform type.
I don't understand-You might be confused with some terminology. Are you asking what type of pedal to buy buy? If you were to look at the bottom bracket area, the cranks extend from the bottom bracket outwards. The chainrings attach to the crankarm on the drive side(Side of the bike with the chainrings/chain/cassette) of the bike. The pedals attach to the ends of the cranks by screwing in. There are tons of different pedals on the market. If you are talking about pedals, do some research on different mail order site to find platform pedals in your price range. You can then look them up on www.mtbr.com or here on bikeforums to see what people think of them. If you get confused by some terminology or want to see what something particular is called, check out Sheldon Brown's site (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/) for a dictionary of bicycle terms along with several pictures of parts of the bike.
03-29-03, 07:53 PM
Yes, the cranks are already on, but I need the pedals.
Are 26" wheels standard for a mountain bike?
Thanks for your help.
03-29-03, 07:59 PM
yes, 26" is standard for mt bikes, 29" for road. As for pedals, 95% of all pedals are a standard size, so don't worry about size, just look at the style you want.
03-29-03, 08:45 PM
26" wheels are the standard size for a mountain bike and are what you have. Some companies like Gary Fisher are now coming out with 29" wheeled MTB's. These are real recent-nothing to worry wbout with your bike as long as the frame is designed for mountain biking. These 29 inch wheels have been around on road bikes for a while, just being referred to as 700cc for the road. You need a frame and fork designed for 29" wheels-You have to buy 26" wheels if that is what your bike is designed for.
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