I'm looking to replace some original drive-train parts on my 1974 Schwinn Continental. The smallest gear has the chain skip, and occasionally, the bike will jump out of one gear or another. I believe the chain might be stretched.
To be safe, I'd like to replace the following parts:
I'm looking get the parts from bikepartsusa.com since my LBS informed me that they don't have many parts, and that I'd probably want something a bit better then what they've got. From looking at that site, I'm not exactly sure what all of the specifications mean when looking at these items. Would someone be able to clarify for me what would work together size-wise on the bike that I have?
-5 spd freewheel
[ http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikepart...ttes-freewheel ]
(Perhaps the Schimano 6-spd will fit?)
-chain - I know it needs to be a 3/32 size as it is a mutli-speed bike.
[ http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikepart...ry/multi-speed ]
-derailleur - The teeth on my derailleur look really worn so I would probably do well with replacing this too.
[ http://www.bikepartsusa.com/bikepart...ear_derailleur ]
I can provide measurements of things that I already have if it is impossible to provide a suitable replacement based on the information I have given. The parts are all original. I bike about 6 to 8 miles almost daily all year around on this bike.
Also, could anyone recommend good brake pads? I have an original steel wheel on the front and an aluminum wheel on the back w/ center pull brakes.
All of your help is appreciated.