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Is my Huffy Shimano bicycle worth repairing?

I salvaged a bicycle and, not knowing a whole lot about bikes and bike parts, I'm wondering if it's worth it to repair, or just scrap it and buy a new one? [more inside]
posted by Malice on Sep 30, 2014 - 9 answers

Building a Pretty Nice Bicycle

Now that I live in Chicago and have more disposable income, I want to get a nicer (and nicer-looking) bike. I actually have a Craigslist find that I want to work on, but I'm not sure what the most economical options are for parts and labor. [more inside]
posted by zscore on Sep 4, 2014 - 11 answers

$220 for a service, or put that towards a new bicycle?

I have an 18 month old Trek 7.1FX hybrid bike ($450 new) that I use to commute 5 days, 120km per week. Should I spend half the cost of a new bike on a service, or put that towards a new bike? [more inside]
posted by UltraFleece on May 16, 2014 - 15 answers

Can my mountain bike frame be repaired?

Can my mountain bike frame be repaired? [more inside]
posted by Gomez_in_the_South on Sep 17, 2012 - 14 answers

Derailleur derailed.

The "hanging bolt" or "pivot bolt" assembly which held the rear derailleur to the frame of my son's old mountain bike disassembled while he was riding it and vanished. Is it possible to find generic replacement parts or does it need a whole new derailleur (it's an old Suntour Accushift \alpha-2000)? What's the cheapest way to get this bike running at this point?
posted by ennui.bz on May 7, 2012 - 13 answers

what's wrong with this bicycle?

when my friend tries to pedal his bicycle, there is a total lack of tension in the pedals and they just seem to 'slip' and fail completely. we're at a loss. [more inside]
posted by austere on Jun 7, 2011 - 12 answers

Fix My Chain, Please!

I need to fix a stiff and twisted bicycle chain. Can you help? [more inside]
posted by Fairchild on Apr 2, 2011 - 12 answers

"It's gonna be clamp this, clamp that. Bada-climp, bada-clamp!"

Hardware question: is there a common sort of clamp for holding a round/tubular object? [more inside]
posted by supercres on May 7, 2010 - 16 answers

Fixed gear or not, in NYC? a) No. b) Yes. c) Yes, but with THREE SPEEDS...

Fixed gear or not, in NYC? a) No. b) Yes. c) Yes, but with THREE SPEEDS... [more inside]
posted by suedehead on Mar 27, 2010 - 13 answers

What bike tools do I need?

A good all-in-one bicycle tool set? [more inside]
posted by TurkishGolds on Mar 12, 2010 - 18 answers

It's Bicycle Repair Man!

Bicycle repair - help me build a toolkit. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on Jan 8, 2010 - 3 answers

DIY bike repair?

I just bought a mountain bike on the cheap and want to make some changes, namely adjust the shifters (or perhaps change them altogether), and replace the handlebars. Is this a rookie-doable project or should I take it to a shop? [more inside]
posted by zardoz on Oct 6, 2009 - 14 answers

bicycle repair - DIY or get an expert?

Should I take my cheap bike in for a professional tune up, or try to do it myself? [more inside]
posted by sarahj on Aug 16, 2009 - 11 answers

Have I ruined my rim?

Hit a big pot hole with my new (to me) Raleigh 3-speed. Cleared the front wheel okay, but the rear rim has a dent from the impact. Still seems ride-able. How worried do I need to be? [more inside]
posted by SirNovember on Jul 9, 2009 - 10 answers

He ain't heavy, he's my single speed.

I've bought a frankenstein bicycle and want to fix it up. Need help with identification and suggestions. [more inside]
posted by monocultured on Jul 6, 2009 - 9 answers

Touching up a relic bicycle

I bought a bicycle that's twice as old as I am and it needs some cosmetic work. [more inside]
posted by backseatpilot on May 7, 2009 - 7 answers

Can I Fix My Indexed Shifter?

My new-to-me Schwinn Frontier mountain bike's indexed shifter for the rear gears is unwell. Help me nurse it back to health. [more inside]
posted by Alterscape on Jul 12, 2007 - 6 answers

Bike Repair

Help me fix my classic Schwinn beach cruiser bike! [more inside]
posted by LoopyG on Jul 3, 2007 - 12 answers

Bicycle Needs Repair, Badly

After riding today, a couple things started going wrong with my bike, and I'd like to fix the problems myself, if possible. [more inside]
posted by god particle on Jun 7, 2007 - 19 answers

Any Bike Repair Classes in the S.F. Bay Area Peninsula?

Any Bike Repair Classes in the S.F. Bay Area Peninsula? [more inside]
posted by Pasa la bola chetu on Jan 7, 2007 - 3 answers

What's wrong with my bike- the chain or the gears?

What's wrong with my bike- the chain or the gears? Or me? My three-year-old bike has always had, to one degree or another, a problem with slippage, in which the chain momentarily loses the gear teeth when I'm pushing especially hard on the pedals. Finally, this Sunday, the chain broke, after acting up especially bad and frequently going very slack when I was coasting. The question is, do I just need a nice new chain to fix my slippage problem, or is the problem with my gears? Do I need to replace them? Or am I just riding it too rough?
posted by paul_smatatoes on Oct 11, 2006 - 20 answers

What's a good substitute for rim tape?

What's a good substitute for rim tape? [more inside]
posted by cusack on Aug 4, 2006 - 10 answers

You Said You Wouldn't Let go 'Til I Was Ready!!!

Gots me a bike, and now I gots me some questions(Repair cost estimates and what kind of freakin' bike it is, to be precise). [more inside]
posted by Alvy Ampersand on Apr 20, 2006 - 18 answers

Fat Chance bottom brackets

LongshotFilter: Anyone know anything about removal and replacement of the old-style, press-fit sealed-bearing bottom brackets installed in the Wicked and Yo Eddy Fat Chance mountain bike frames by Fat City Cycles in the late 1980s-mid 1990s? [more inside]
posted by RockyChrysler on Apr 4, 2005 - 4 answers

Why does my back wheel sound like it is rubbing when it is not?

Mysterious bicycle problem: When I'm on my road bike it sounds like the rear brakes are rubbing, but if I get off the bike and spin the wheel, I can see there is plenty of clearance, the wheel is true, and there's no sound. What is going on? [more inside]
posted by teg on Jul 22, 2004 - 21 answers

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