Ok, now I already posted about this in the regional section, trying to find someone local to show me how to do this....
Pedaling was REALY noisy, so I figured I needed to adjust the rear deraileur... I printed and read Sheldon Browns article on the subject. I also read the chapter from "Bicycling guide to repair and maintenance". I had the bike upside down on a picknic bench at school. I began "fiddeling" with the barrel adjuster seeing how it works, and watching what happens... On the bench, I got the noise to almost go away... BUT! I cant get to the 2nd smallest cog.. the chain will skip it going in either direction.. It wasnt doing this before I mucked with the barrel adjuster.. I did this. So... Now I'm down to 6 useable cogs on the rear (not bad) but cant use one of my "happy cogs". In some gears the chain is quiet. In some its noisy. Its not consistent so I cant say "its noisy on this cog, but not that one"...
Now, that said, I have to tell you the bike is FILTHY. My bust. I've been too darn busy to clean it. I'll do my best to get to it on wedensday. Could this just be a clenliness issue?
The bike is a Roadmaster (duck the tomatoes) SKYKOMISH: Marble Point. It has Shimano Components. I've had it since brand new in 1994. Not too many miles on it, but it has been neglected.
Any ideas/ sudgestions?
Billy in NW IN