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Old 05-19-03, 03:39 PM
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Bike Help

THIS IS PROBABLY THE STUPIDEST QUESTION EVER BUT ILL SAY IT NE WAYZ. IS THERE ANY WAY I CAN MAKE MY BIKE LIGHTER WITHOUT HAVING TO SPEND MONEY OR SPEND LITTLE? ALSO MY CHAIN KEEPS COMING OFF AND I DONT KNO Y IT GETS ALL JAMMED AND ANNOYS ME! CAN SOMEBODY TELL ME HOW TO AVVOID THIS!?!?!?!
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Old 05-19-03, 03:50 PM
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What brand/model is your bike, it would sure help alot to know that.
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HEY STOP YELLING. PLEASE!!!

Without having to spend money?...hmmm

Sound like your deraileur isn't setup right. Goto the maintenance section of this site and read the chapter on rear deraileur setup.
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Old 05-19-03, 04:14 PM
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It is not free, but the cheapest lightening trick you can do that also offers a chance to make ride/handling improvements is a tire change. I knocked 8 ounces off my trials bike changing tires.
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Old 05-19-03, 04:16 PM
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Originally posted by Rev.Chuck
It is not free, but the cheapest lightening trick you can do that also offers a chance to make ride/handling improvements is a tire change. I knocked 8 ounces off my trials bike changing tires.
You ride trials too...holy smokes...the name does suit
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Old 05-19-03, 04:38 PM
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without spending money? ummm...you could remove the seatpost and saddle, or how about every 3rd spoke. oh yeah your brakes and shifters are dead weight too, toss 'em.
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Old 05-19-03, 09:36 PM
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Actually, you could drink a lot of water, watch what you eat, and drop some weight off your body first! That's ususally MUCH cheaper.

The irony with bicycles, is the more you pay, the less you get!

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Old 05-20-03, 02:53 PM
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My Bike is a crappy raleigh ambush. not the best of bikes but it is okay i can manage with it but i wanna make some improvments on it.
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