Mongoose D40 adjustment
I just found a 7-sprocket cassette rear wheel (the kind with the screw that goes through and a little finger-nut on the other side - what's this called please?).
So I put this wheel (perhaps from a Mt. Fury) on the Mongoose D40 and the Mongoose is a fun bike to ride now. It has shocks so I can go up and down curbs without too much worry of a bumpy feeling.
But now it's time to adjust all the brakes and the gears. They are all out of adjustment. Should the rear brake rubber boot in the middle crumple when I put the rear brake on - just curious about this.
Just wonder if there is a user manual for this bike. Is there? If so, I would like to get it.
If there isn't one, then I will need to classify the parts - the rear shifter is a one where you take the little allen screw out and check that the cable goes around it once or something. This isn't quite right but I will probably figure out why.
I have to tighten the rear brakes - I normally do this by loosening the cable at the little nut and pulling more of the cable through. But at this point, there isn't much cable left and yet I still don't quite have rear brake action - well, a tiny bit. Perhaps there is another screw.
Anyway, I haven't really spent much time with the adjustments of the rear derailleur so I can ride in a gear other than 6 or 7. But I will get to this.
But a manual would give me an overview of this bike.
If there isn't one, I'll just have to dig harder.
The rear derailleur is a Shimano Acera type. That should tell people a lot about it. Should I just put a new shifter cable in? I usually do this will all of my other bikes. The cable is a bit kinked. Probably an easy job.
Anyway, I found this forum - I always trash pick bikes then fit new or used parts on them. I don't why I never buy a new bike, but I just don't think to shop for one when I see so many bikes going in the trash. I have a lot of bikes and they all ride well. They are almost all old.
So this looks like a goodforum. I hope I can help and/or entertain people with my bike stories and sometimes my knowhow.
Mongoose D40 adjustment (continued)
I DO realize that if the brake pads are worn, I will need to pull more cable through but my cable is now only 3/4" from the rubber boot in the middle. I just thought that this was a bit funny.
Originally Posted by FreddyBikey1
Now that the pads are just touching, a washer on each brake would move the brakes closer and they would work so I may just put washers on each brake.