Bicycle Mechanics - New Road Bike
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I just purchased my first road bike and I'm just trying to learn as much as possible, well I after riding it today I noticed quite a few of the gears make a lot of noising kinda like a clicking noise, do you guys have an idea of what it is. The bike rode good but the clicking noise is really annoying. The bike is a Schwinn Le Tour
what gears are you having problems in? it would help a lot in finding a solution
05-25-08, 08:53 PM
Sounds like a shift cable tension adjustment is needed.
More details on the drive train (number of cogs, number of chainrings, make and type of shifters, etc.) would be very helpful if you want more than a guess.
05-25-08, 08:54 PM
Are you cross gearing? Thats when you are in say the small chain ring but the chain is running on the small cassette gears causing your chain to drag against the front deraileur?
http://www.performancebike.com/shop/profile.cfm?SKU=24471&subcategory_ID=3040 this is the info on the bike and it happens in the lower gears
05-25-08, 09:11 PM
If the bike is new and you bought it from a Performance retail shop, take it back to them for an adjustment and ask the mechanic to explain what he is doing.
Joshua A.C. New
05-27-08, 02:05 AM
The lowest, lowest gears?
What BBoomer is getting at is, if you go from the big chainring in the front to the big sprocket in the back, it makes a lot of noise and might have a hard time staying in gear.
If you're on the little chainring and the big sprocket and it's doing that, it sounds to me like the low gear adjustment is too tight by a little. It'll be best if you watch someone fix it. It's not hard, but you can get your derailleur in your spokes if you bungle it, which would wreck derailleur and spokes alike.
If you want to see what I'm talking about, you can hit up Sheldon (http://www.sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html) and Park Tool (http://parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=64). If that seems like no big deal, then it's a 20 second repair.
it was the cross chaining what was making the noise, I just kept on searching threads regarding shifting and I figured it out. Thank God for this web site
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