Advertise on Bikeforums.net



User Tag List

Results 1 to 4 of 4

Thread: bike tuneup?

  1. #1
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    mpls, mn
    My Bikes
    raleigh peak
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)

    bike tuneup?

    i have a mtn bike. when i try and accelerate i get a creaking sound from the rear. wheel seems to spin fine when i have it mounted in a stand. gears shift fine. no sound like something is rubbing. bike is 18yrs old. never been adjusted or tuned up. i ride a lot. i wonder if a tuneup would have any affect on the seemingly nice ride?

  2. #2
    Senior Member jdon's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Posts
    4,157
    Mentioned
    4 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    It is well overdue. Expect a hefty repair bill.

  3. #3
    Senior Member demoncyclist's Avatar
    Join Date
    Oct 2002
    Location
    Medway, MA
    My Bikes
    2011 Lynskey Sportive, 1988 Cannondale SM400
    Posts
    2,453
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    If you are really lucky, the LBS will be able to get the seatpost out and add grease.
    DEMON

    Satanic Mechanic
    STAR 3 Spinning Instructor

    2011 Lynskey Sportive (Shimano Ultegra 10s)
    1988 Cannondale SM400 (Suntour XC-M 7s)

  4. #4
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    mpls, mn
    My Bikes
    raleigh peak
    Posts
    81
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    it just needs a minor adjustment here and there. i like to ride slow and i listen to noisy bikes that pass me and wonder what the heck is wrong with their bikes? my bike is very quiet. i figure if it seems to do everything well than why assume something is wrong? it rolls fine, shifts fine, stops fine. no wheel pulsations. no bent rims. hefty repair bill? for what?

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •