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mhartman14 10-17-05 05:01 PM

Free Spirit Parts
 
Hey There,

I have owned my Free Spirit "Brittany" 3sp for about a year now and it's verging on unridable. Due to a couple of spills The gear shift has completely flown off. I shove a rock in the shift pulley to keep it in second instead of third but it would be really great if I could just get it fixed and use all three gears. I have taken it into two shops (not that many) and no one seems to carry the part. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas. I'm pretty handy with tools but also pretty bike illiterate.
Thanks
margaret

SpokesInMyPoop 10-17-05 05:07 PM

hmm... check out bikepartsusa.com. They seem to have a plethora of parts.

It wouldn't hurt to check sheldon brown's website, either :)

If you're handy with tools, you definitely have the potential to be bike literate :) Bikes are pretty simple to work on.

good luck!

harayz 06-24-08 02:37 PM

gear shift
 
i have a 3 sp free spirit (brittany) and i took it apart and shiped it to nashville. now im here i put it all together but the gear shift wasnt working properly. my itchy hands took it apart trying to "fix" it but now i couldnt put it bac together again. is there any picture / user manual how to put it back together? thank you in advance!

cs1 06-24-08 06:32 PM


Originally Posted by harayz (Post 6938530)
i have a 3 sp free spirit (brittany) and i took it apart and shiped it to nashville. now im here i put it all together but the gear shift wasnt working properly. my itchy hands took it apart trying to "fix" it but now i couldnt put it bac together again. is there any picture / user manual how to put it back together? thank you in advance!

There used to be a book called Glenn's Bicycle Repair manual that might help.
http://www.amazon.com/Glenns-Complet.../dp/0517500930

Tim

BigPolishJimmy 06-24-08 08:04 PM

Do you have a picture of the shifter? I'm wondering if it's compatible with most 3-speed shifters. If so, worse case senerio is to go to a thrift store and pick up a second 25-dollar 3-speed for parts.

Also, to harayz, Maybe this will help: http://www.sheldonbrown.com/s-a/sa-cutaway.gif it might not be the same one but maybe it'll give you an idea of something to try.


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