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Old 10-02-12, 09:00 PM
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Problem with Torker U District freewheeler

About 3 months ago I had the local bike shop change my freewheeler and chain. Since then it feels like I have to peddle twice as hard in order to go the same speed. Little old ladies are passing me and I feel slow. I brought it back to them twice and each time they "tuned up" the bike but it's not any better. I suspect they put the wrong freewheeler on the bike and the gear is much lower. Does anyone know how many spokes the stock freewheeler came with? The one on it now has 16. Thanks.
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Freewheeler = freewheel or cog?

Spokes = teeth on freewheel or cog?

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Originally Posted by mrrabbit View Post
Freewheeler = freewheel or cog?

Spokes = teeth on freewheel or cog?

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Gosh, I'm still super new to this. Spokes=teeth

Do you know if the stock came with 16 or higher? Why is it so hard to peddle?
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Is your problem that the pedals are too hard to push (gear too high), or that you spin the pedals like crazy but don't get any speed (gear too low)?

Without worrying about how many teeth the original freewheel had, decide whether you more or fewer teeth and shop accordingly. A larger freewheel will give you lower gears, and smaller-higher.

BTW- I see you're in Cambridge, you aren't by any chance attending one of the universities there, are you?
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The standard gear ratio is apparently 42/16. 42 tooth crankset ring with 16 tooth rear cog.

So if they put on a new 16 tooth the it is the same.

Reference specs here link : http://campusbikeshop.com/product/to...spnbsp-928.htm

( Click on link then click on the SPECIFICATIONS tab to get the data )


[TABLE="class: setabulardata"]
[TR="class: seroweven"]
[TD="class: selabel"]Crankset
[/TD]
[TD] Alloy with guard, 42 teeth[/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

[TABLE="class: setabulardata"]
[TR="class: seroweven"]
[TD="class: selabel"]Rear Cogs [/TD]
[TD] 16 teeth [/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

[TABLE="class: setabulardata"]
[TR="class: serowodd"]
[TD="class: selabel"]Hubs [/TD]
[TD] Alloy, 32H, nutted fixed/free [/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

[TABLE="class: setabulardata"]
[TR="class: serowodd"]
[TD="class: selabel"]Tires [/TD]
[TD] Kenda 700 x 28c [/TD]
[/TR]
[/TABLE]

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Check to be sure the rear wheel was installed properly and isn't rubbing against the chainstays and/or one brake pad isn't rubbing against the rim. Pick up the bike and spin both wheels to be sure they are rotating freely. With the rear wheel off the ground, turn the crank by hand to see if it rotates with little effort.
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