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...