August 4, 2012 10:53 AM Subscribe
BicycleFilter: So I don't know anything about bikes. Help me fix these problems with mine!
posted by LSK to sports, hobbies, & recreation (29 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So, I bought a very, very low-end used bike and it's got problems.
- The problem that came up today that didn't happen yesterday: when moving forward, a grinding/scraping happens somewhere in the front. It's a heavy vibration and it keeps the bike from moving forward. I think the wheel is scraping against something - but what? And how do I fix this?
- The recurring problem: Often, when on the first gear, pedalling is inconsistent and a clicking noise is audible. This doesn't happen on the second gear. (It's a three-gear bike; I haven't yet needed to go above second gear.)
I hope these descriptions are clear - I have nearly no vocabulary for bicycles.