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Old 07-29-05, 07:47 PM   #1
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Creak... creak...

Hello all,

I have a quick question. I am at work and I am stuck riding the works "patrol bike", one of the smith and wesson bikes (the 500 dollar ones). The bike has been neglected by its usual rider and a few things trouble d me. After digging through all the dirt that was caked everywhere I noticed a few things....

1. The crank when you pedal more than just spinning creaks on both side of the rotation with the pedals about at 3 and 9 oclock. It sound like a crunching sound and there is resistance in the crank. The arms are also flexing a bit when you stand on the pedals.

2. The rear cassette squeeks real bad,

3. The chain is dry, no lube and is rusting. A few of the links look real boad.

4. The brake pads look real bad.

The question is number 1... any ideas on what it is? BTW I refuse to ride their bike, I do not need the chain snaping and ending my season...
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Look on the bright side.....you should be able to sue your employeer for millions if you hurt yourself.

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A broken chain could end your season? Why? Just replace or re-connect the chain! duh!
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Last time I had a broke chain it messed my right leg up quite badly and I was off the bike for about 2 weeks (this was about 8 months ago). My last race is in 8 days and having some kind of catastropic injury would kill the most important race of the season.
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