Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Syracuse, NY
Bikes: 2008 Novara Randonee - love it. Would have more bikes if I had time to ride them all. Previous bikes: 1968 Motobecane Mirage, 1972 Moto Grand Jubilee (my fav), Jackson Rake 16, 1983 C'dale ST500.
Mconlonx has some good suggestions. You likely have more than one problem, and not knowing anything about bike make/model/age or when/how the problem started makes it next to impossible to start a diagnosis. We need that info first, but I always suggest in-person help if possible - bike co-op, knowledgeable friend or even (horrors!) a local bike shop. If those options are not available or you choose to not use them we need the following info.
Number of speeds/age (acquired new or used)?
Under warrantee or free adjustment period?
When did problem start?
Did any maintenance or incident directly precede the problem first starting?
p.s. The quotes around various words do nothing for clarity. As for terminology, Google bike parts diagram
There's no such thing as a routine repair.
Don't tell me what "should" be - either it is, it isn't, or do something about it.
If you think I'm being blunt take it as a compliment - if I thought you were too weak to handle the truth or a strong opinion I would not bother.
Please take the time to post clearly so we can answer quickly. All lowercase and multiple typos makes for a hard read. Thanks!
Last edited by cny-bikeman; 07-16-14 at 08:42 AM.