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by Fraz101
26 Mar 2018, 10:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears feel rough
Replies: 91
Views: 4447

Re: Gears feel rough

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by Fraz101
26 Mar 2018, 9:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears feel rough
Replies: 91
Views: 4447

Re: Gears feel rough

It changes up and down the gears perfectly. If the rear hanger was out of alignment would it not affect gear shifting?


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by Fraz101
26 Mar 2018, 9:10pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears feel rough
Replies: 91
Views: 4447

Re: Gears feel rough

David9694 wrote:Hanger alignment is off?

Severely worn chain ring vs your new chain?


Excuse my ignorance but what do you mean by hanger alignment ?




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by Fraz101
26 Mar 2018, 8:23pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Gears feel rough
Replies: 91
Views: 4447

Gears feel rough

When I’m pedalling every gear feels rough except 7th (smallest ring). Gear change is perfect in every gear however. I’ve recently replaced rear free wheel,chain,cables etc. It doesn’t sound rough when pedalling,it just feels rough through the pedals. Anyone suggest what it could be. Chain is clean a...
by Fraz101
10 Mar 2018, 8:00pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel ball bearing size?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Re: Rear wheel ball bearing size?

most rear hubs use 9x 1/4" balls each side. A few off-brand cassette hubs use 7/32" balls on the RHS. cheers Thanks I was a bit hasty in the removal and they all fell out over my garage floor. So wasn’t sure. I found 16 but it Defo looks one short either side. I'm a trendy consumer. Just ...
by Fraz101
10 Mar 2018, 7:36pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear wheel ball bearing size?
Replies: 5
Views: 449

Rear wheel ball bearing size?

I’m looking to replace my rear wheel bearings I’ve had them out and re greased but I’d like to just get new ball bearings. They are loose ball bearings not cage type. What size are they likely to be and how many should be in each side I’m guessing 9? Bike is a Giant Rock SE MTB Thanks I'm a trendy c...
by Fraz101
25 Feb 2018, 3:08pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB creak?
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: BB creak?

Given the "hit it with a hammer" statement I'd suggest the OP gets down to the LBS and asks the nice chap there to get the cranks off wit the proper tool before damage is done. AND buy a crank extractor (and learn how to use it) - no money on ebay from China. Rob ^ this Once there, ask th...
by Fraz101
24 Feb 2018, 10:13pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB creak?
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: BB creak?

The problem I also have is the crank arms are seized solid onto the BB shafts What have you tried so far? Did you use a crank extractor? Have you stripped the internal threads in both crank arms? Don't have a crank extractor. Threads are fine. I've soaked them in penetrating fluid and smacked the a...
by Fraz101
24 Feb 2018, 9:52pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB creak?
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: BB creak?

creaks can come from (literally) anywhere. A creak from the saddle/seatpin area can manifest itself in the same way as you describe. cheers I cycled for a while tonight off the seat but it still remained. Am I right in thinking it is most likely the BB bearing? Any tips on how,to get the seized cra...
by Fraz101
24 Feb 2018, 9:40pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB creak?
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: BB creak?

Well it might not, depending on where the cable is. I’m just trying to reconcile the sound with your description that it goes away when pedalling harder. That’s a mighty unusual creak, although if pedalling harder means going faster, wind noise might drown out the creak. Have you gone for a test ri...
by Fraz101
24 Feb 2018, 9:03pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB creak?
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: BB creak?

Are you sure it’s not just the crank hitting the loose end of the derailleur cable and bouncing it against the frame? That’s what it most sounds like in the video, although sound recordings can be deceptive. If so, it would go away on another chainring because the derailleur and loose end would be ...
by Fraz101
24 Feb 2018, 7:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB creak?
Replies: 20
Views: 670

Re: BB creak?

It happens in all gears. I've had the wheel off countless times in past few weeks and tightened up securely. Things that have been replaced over the past few weeks- New freewheel Re greased rear wheel bearings 2 new rear spokes New chain. New v brake calipers and pads New rear brake cable New rear d...
by Fraz101
24 Feb 2018, 5:31pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: BB creak?
Replies: 20
Views: 670

BB creak?

I have had this annoying creak from bottom bracket area for a while. https://youtu.be/LE-Aj6_JuWI I have spent a bit of money recently renewing various parts on it and want to try and diagnose and cure this issue. The problem I also have is the crank arms are seized solid onto the BB shafts. So I’m ...
by Fraz101
23 Feb 2018, 9:49pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Going to 11-speed road can't be worth it (from 9-speed)
Replies: 20
Views: 1378

Re: Going to 11-speed road can't be worth it (from 9-speed)

I have an old Giant Rock SE that is on 7 x 3 = 21sp

Would I need new front and rear mech,freewheel,shifter and chain to change my gearing to something more modern? Or would I need other parts also?
by Fraz101
23 Feb 2018, 6:05pm
Forum: Bikes & Bits – Technical section
Topic: Rear v brake calipers
Replies: 14
Views: 670

Re: Rear v brake calipers

So got these fitted today!

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Soooo much better!!!!

Thanks for all replies


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