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    YAT-YAS devildogmech's Avatar
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    Need Help in NW IN

    Hey all,

    I live in Highland IN. I commute 3 days a week to school and 5 days a week to work on my old warhorse....
    I need a tune up, and want to do it myself... Here's the rub.... While I could rebuild your SB Chevy, I couldn't true a wheel or adjust my shifter to save my life....

    Anyone have an inclination to help me figure this out? I can pay in beer!

    I need to adjust the deraileurs and true my wheels... I also have a bent spoke on the rear...

    Help

    Billy
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    Check out www.parktool.com. Great online resource for repairs and adjustments.

    Or go to a bookstore or library and pick up a repair book, such as....

    or

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    YAT-YAS devildogmech's Avatar
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    I have looked at park... ALOT... Great site... I have the second book on-the way... I'm just one of those guys who has to see it to do it... Just the way I am...

    Anyone?

    TIA
    Billy
    Master Guns Crittle, You out there??
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    I have never trued a wheel. Take a look at the sheldon brown web site for a lot of information about adjusting deraileurs. I followed his instructions and it worked fine. Be brave and just do it.

    torgrot

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    YAT-YAS devildogmech's Avatar
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    Ok, I read the Sheldon Brown Article, and Read the Bicycling Guide on how to adjust my rear deraileur. I messed it up some how... Now when I try to shift to the second smallest cog I jump up (going up) or down (going down)... Some gears are realy quite, Some even noiseier...

    Anyone local who can help me with this?

    TIA
    Billy
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