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Old 07-02-12, 02:28 PM   #1
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my bike may lready be messed up

my bike may be messed up it is makeing a clunking sound i cant tell where its from but im guessing front crank. So i take it apart as much as i could and regressed it.it does sound a bit better but i still here the noise .I am a tad bummed.But thats life
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You should not take your bike apart, unless you absolutely know what you are doing!

Now take your bike to any LBS and have them to check it out!

Also, look for any bicycle co-ops in the area.

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Old 07-02-12, 02:35 PM   #3
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I just dont have the extra cash right now.And it does sound better i know more tonight when i go ride it. I can usually fix things. but i found out ill need a crank puller to be able to take it all the way down
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That's why Slim recommended you find a co-op in your area. They'll show you how to diagnose and fix it, at a minimum of expense.
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I doubt we have co ops i looked it up on goggle a few weeks ago and had no luck. But then again im bad at using a proper search term. or google will think i mean gainesville fla
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Is Gainesville, FL where you live?
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You're in Atlanta, right? I plugged "bicycle cooperative atlanta" into Google and Bing. The results of both can be viewed by clicking on the appropriate links.
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im in gainesville ga
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If the clunking sound happens with each pedal rotation I would try removing the pedal and greasing the threads. That usually does the job for me.
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I am just hopeing its fixed i find out tonight or tomorow i got a dr appt early in the am .so i may skip riding tonight.I am starting to realy enjoy rideing and would hate to not have that option
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There's this place outside of Atlanta:

http://www.communicycle.org/
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