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Old 03-19-08, 03:43 AM   #1
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Screaming brakes...

I bought a used bike from a local bike shop today, and the owner didn't know for sure what kind of bike it is, but he said he thought it was a Fisher. I don't know if that's any good, but I took his word for it. It says Shimano on the frame. I feel kinda sketched out, seeing as I don't know anything and this guy could be totally bull****ting me. Are Fisher's any good? Is there any way to tell what kind of bike it is? Also, the rear brakes make a really loud screaming noise when I apply them. Do I need to get new ones?

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Old 03-19-08, 05:48 AM   #2
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Gary Fisher bikes -

http://www.fisherbikes.com/

squealing brakes just need to be "toed in" properly -

http://sheldonbrown.com/cantilever-adjustment.html

http://www.parktool.com/repair/
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Old 03-19-08, 07:02 AM   #3
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What model is the bike? There should be a name on the top tube, seat tube, or down tube.
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Old 03-19-08, 09:50 AM   #4
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Thanks so much for the website markhr!
RonH, the only writing on the whole bike is Shimano on the top tube (assuming top tube is the horizantal bar).
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Could you post a picture of the bike? Possibly with close ups of the headtube (the vertical tube that your front fork and tire are connected to) and the rear half of the bike?
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Sure, I'll post some pictures as soon as I get back from class!
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Also, the rear brakes make a really loud screaming noise when I apply them. Do I need to get new ones?
JK
You could try changing to different brake pads.
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Thanks so much for the website markhr!
RonH, the only writing on the whole bike is Shimano on the top tube (assuming top tube is the horizantal bar).
no problem - good luck with the ID

You could always e-mail Gary Fisher the serial number of the frame and see if that helps with the ID.
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Old 03-21-08, 04:02 AM   #9
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Sorry it's taken me so long to post the pictures, school has been crazy this week. I had to take my pictures at night so they aren't the best, but here they are:

http://s215.photobucket.com/albums/c...nt=bike001.jpg
http://s215.photobucket.com/albums/c...nt=bike004.jpg
(I don't know if you can read it, but it says Advent)
http://s215.photobucket.com/albums/c...nt=bike005.jpg
http://s215.photobucket.com/albums/c...nt=bike007.jpg
http://s215.photobucket.com/albums/c...nt=bike010.jpg
http://s215.photobucket.com/albums/c...nt=bike008.jpg

I think the original color on the front of the frame was green like the back, because the inside of the bars near the front wheel are tinged green. Also, I noticed today that the Shimano labels are stickers, is that how they are supposed to be? And where do I find the serial number?

Thanks!!
Jackie

edit: Also, I took the bike back today to the shop I bought it from to ask about the brakes, and they fixed them for me. =)
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After looking at the pics, I hope you didnt pay much for it.
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