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Old 10-17-05, 05:01 PM   #1
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Free Spirit Parts

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I have owned my Free Spirit "Brittany" 3sp for about a year now and it's verging on unridable. Due to a couple of spills The gear shift has completely flown off. I shove a rock in the shift pulley to keep it in second instead of third but it would be really great if I could just get it fixed and use all three gears. I have taken it into two shops (not that many) and no one seems to carry the part. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas. I'm pretty handy with tools but also pretty bike illiterate.
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Old 10-17-05, 05:07 PM   #2
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hmm... check out bikepartsusa.com. They seem to have a plethora of parts.

It wouldn't hurt to check sheldon brown's website, either

If you're handy with tools, you definitely have the potential to be bike literate Bikes are pretty simple to work on.

good luck!
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gear shift

i have a 3 sp free spirit (brittany) and i took it apart and shiped it to nashville. now im here i put it all together but the gear shift wasnt working properly. my itchy hands took it apart trying to "fix" it but now i couldnt put it bac together again. is there any picture / user manual how to put it back together? thank you in advance!
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i have a 3 sp free spirit (brittany) and i took it apart and shiped it to nashville. now im here i put it all together but the gear shift wasnt working properly. my itchy hands took it apart trying to "fix" it but now i couldnt put it bac together again. is there any picture / user manual how to put it back together? thank you in advance!
There used to be a book called Glenn's Bicycle Repair manual that might help.
http://www.amazon.com/Glenns-Complet.../dp/0517500930

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Do you have a picture of the shifter? I'm wondering if it's compatible with most 3-speed shifters. If so, worse case senerio is to go to a thrift store and pick up a second 25-dollar 3-speed for parts.

Also, to harayz, Maybe this will help: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/s-a/sa-cutaway.gif it might not be the same one but maybe it'll give you an idea of something to try.

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