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    I need a help (or two)!

    I am a new member of this forum
    The reason that I joined is I want to learn how to repair/replace parts in my bicycle
    Anyway, so my bike model is Schwinn Solution FS AL and I bought it on 2006 so it's pretty old
    So I am thinking about replacing gear and also chain because my chain is too rusty
    My gear model is "Top Swing SIS 050 Shimano" and it's
    http://cgi.ebay.ph/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?...m=250435504497
    I was searching around and I don't think I can really get the same gear
    So I was wondering if I can use another gear instead of the one I have?
    If so, could you suggest me the gear I can use?
    Also, is that gonna be hard to replace the gear?
    I am very new about replacing/repairing my bike so sorry about a lot of questions.
    Thank you so much
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    Replacing a chain is fairly simple, but you'll need a chain tool to size it. If your chain is due for replacement you may consider that your cassette is also possibly worn as a result. Parktool.com has very good articles in their repair section on how to do these and other jobs on your bike along with recommended tools. Another good source for info about bikes in general is sheldonbrown.com.

    Why do you want to replace your front derailleur?
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    I was wondering if replacing a gear to another better gear would make better performance
    I am new to replacing/reparing bike so I don't know anything about gear and others

    Thanks for your help again!

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    Quote Originally Posted by chj0216 View Post
    I was wondering if replacing a gear to another better gear would make better performance
    I am new to replacing/reparing bike so I don't know anything about gear and others

    Thanks for your help again!
    First, your use of "gear" is a bit confusing. The combination of your front chainwheel/chainrings and your rear cog/cassette are "gears". Components might be a better general term. Does your front derailleur no longer function properly? There's little reason to replace a front derailleur unless it's damaged, there's little performance in a front derailleur...
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    http://www.amazon.com/Bicycling-Comp...9395416&sr=8-1

    This book will have almost everything in it that you need to know. You can also take a basic repair class at a lot of local bike shops or a place like REI.

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