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12-27-13, 12:44 PM
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Posted By chschen

My husband just told me that we apparently...

My husband just told me that we apparently adjusted it so that it's not rubbing on the largest chainwheel and smallest rear cog (the highest gear), but it does rub a little on the other side (when...
12-26-13, 11:46 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,887
Posted By chschen

I think we were able to make the adjustments so...

I think we were able to make the adjustments so that the bike works properly. It rubs a little on the extremes--biggest crank ring and smallest sprocket, biggest sprocket and smallest crank ring--but...
12-24-13, 11:32 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,887
Posted By chschen

Wow, thanks for all that detailed, good...

Wow, thanks for all that detailed, good information! We're going to give it a try and see what happens! Happy holidays, everyone.
12-24-13, 10:38 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,887
Posted By chschen

The tutorial I was watching...

The tutorial I was watching (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zLqrhFzW8s0) said that you adjust the limiter screws so that the derailleur is 1 mm from the chain. So it would seem to me that if the...
12-24-13, 10:33 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,887
Posted By chschen

Derailleur: Shimano FD-2303 It's hitting right...

Derailleur: Shimano FD-2303
It's hitting right and left
Cassette is SUNRACE CSR 12-25T, 8 speed / SUNRACE 8 speed (24 Speed total)
Crank has 3 gears

I will take some pictures soon and post them.
12-24-13, 09:26 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 3,887
Posted By chschen

Chain hitting front derailleur

Hi, we are trying to assemble the Mercier Galaxy SC2 (http://www.bikesdirect.com/products/mercier/galaxy_al_xi_sc2.htm) and have hit upon a little problem with our front derailleur. We had to adjust...
12-11-13, 11:00 PM
12-11-13, 09:40 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,292
Posted By chschen

Boeshield T-9 for Bicycle Lubrication versus Boeshield T-9 (regular)

Hi Everyone,

I'm new to owning a bike, and I wanted to know, for bicycle lube, what's the difference between Boeshield T-9 for Bicycle Lubrication and just regular Boeshield T-9? It looks like the...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-13, 03:02 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By chschen

I see. We'll consider this then, thanks. We may...

I see. We'll consider this then, thanks. We may have a friend who's really into cycling who could help us assemble it, but we have to ask him first--I'm not 100% sure how much experience he has...
Forum: Commuting
11-18-13, 12:07 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By chschen

Out of curiosity, how much are tune-ups usually?

Out of curiosity, how much are tune-ups usually?
Forum: Commuting
11-17-13, 10:59 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By chschen

That's true, but the cheapest road bike we found...

That's true, but the cheapest road bike we found there was $650, which is out of our price range. Otherwise we would definitely consider it. That said, we might look elsewhere.
Forum: Commuting
11-17-13, 10:37 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,291
Posted By chschen

Advice on road bike models for a beginning commuter

I posted on here a week or two ago about getting a Walmart bike (http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread.php/921338-Buying-a-bike-at-Walmart), and we were ultimately convinced that we would probably not...
Forum: Commuting
11-08-13, 11:51 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,827
Posted By chschen

Wow, I'm overwhelmed by the incredible response...

Wow, I'm overwhelmed by the incredible response I've gotten to this post. I'm still trying to parse through it all (though been busy because we're going down to SB for the weekend to visit some...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 06:04 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,827
Posted By chschen

Thanks for the advice! We went to the non-profit...

Thanks for the advice! We went to the non-profit Pedal Revolution in SF, and the cheapest bike with more than one speed was $450, while Walmart sells road bikes for $170. If we need to pay $450 we...
Forum: Commuting
11-07-13, 04:44 PM
Replies: 133
Views: 9,827
Posted By chschen

Buying a bike at Walmart?

My husband and I are finally trying to get started with biking more as a commuting option. We plan on starting out going to different places in San Francisco, but we may eventually go between cities...
Forum: Commuting
02-03-12, 10:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By chschen

Wow, thank you all so much for your really great,...

Wow, thank you all so much for your really great, specific, useful advice. I'm going to consider everything you all said over the weekend, do some more research, see if I can root out some bike nerds...
Forum: Commuting
02-02-12, 04:27 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 761
Posted By chschen

How to get started?

Hi,

Though I've been biking casually for since I was in elementary school, I've never really gotten into biking and would really like your help on getting started. In particular, I want to be able...
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