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  • #1171271
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    🙁 i hate it when it happens on a really busy road :laugh_at: or i go to stand and cycle to speed up and it slips and i look like a twat :laugh_at:

    #1129156
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @joshd96320 389199 wrote:

    the derailers are bent and some of the cogs are shagged

    is it a old style block or a cassette? with blocks you have to replace the whole thing, cassettes you can often just change individual cogs. Anything over 8 speed is usually a cassette..

    #1150855
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @joshd96320 389199 wrote:

    the derailers are bent and some of the cogs are shagged

    is it a old style block or a cassette? with blocks you have to replace the whole thing, cassettes you can often just change individual cogs. Anything over 8 speed is usually a cassette..

    #1129158
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @1984 389205 wrote:

    nasty man, fell off my bike the other day because the chain fell off right when I really didn’t want it to. Stupid bikes

    if the chain is being dumped off the chainring (cranks) it may mean it and the rest of the drivetrain is knackered. if its shifting incorrectly the derallieur limit screws need to be adjusted

    I replaced a entire drivetrain (chain and freewheel block) on the e-bike a couple of weeks ago (it was quite a mission and a fiddly job, more so as e-bikes have a cable going through the axle..)

    #1150857
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @1984 389205 wrote:

    nasty man, fell off my bike the other day because the chain fell off right when I really didn’t want it to. Stupid bikes

    if the chain is being dumped off the chainring (cranks) it may mean it and the rest of the drivetrain is knackered. if its shifting incorrectly the derallieur limit screws need to be adjusted

    I replaced a entire drivetrain (chain and freewheel block) on the e-bike a couple of weeks ago (it was quite a mission and a fiddly job, more so as e-bikes have a cable going through the axle..)

    #1146117
    Avatar1984
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    @General Lighting 389211 wrote:

    if the chain is being dumped off the chainring (cranks) it may mean it and the rest of the drivetrain is knackered. if its shifting incorrectly the derallieur limit screws need to be adjusted

    I replaced a entire drivetrain (chain and freewheel block) on the e-bike a couple of weeks ago (it was quite a mission and a fiddly job, more so as e-bikes have a cable going through the axle..)

    I think it just needs oiling and adjustment but I am unsure. Sometimes when you put a lot of force on the peddle the chain seems to slip off the grear and I nearly hit a tree. Its not all the time and its not because I am trying to change gear or anything? any ideas?

    bare in mind its 150 quid bike so its not great, if I keep it up I will get a nicer bike next year rather than replacing lots of parts. Got a free road bike too off parents dad. not got it yet but it looks nice and old school.

    #1181995
    Avatar1984
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    @General Lighting 389211 wrote:

    if the chain is being dumped off the chainring (cranks) it may mean it and the rest of the drivetrain is knackered. if its shifting incorrectly the derallieur limit screws need to be adjusted

    I replaced a entire drivetrain (chain and freewheel block) on the e-bike a couple of weeks ago (it was quite a mission and a fiddly job, more so as e-bikes have a cable going through the axle..)

    I think it just needs oiling and adjustment but I am unsure. Sometimes when you put a lot of force on the peddle the chain seems to slip off the grear and I nearly hit a tree. Its not all the time and its not because I am trying to change gear or anything? any ideas?

    bare in mind its 150 quid bike so its not great, if I keep it up I will get a nicer bike next year rather than replacing lots of parts. Got a free road bike too off parents dad. not got it yet but it looks nice and old school.

    #1140636
    Avatarjoshd96320
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    @General Lighting 389210 wrote:

    is it a old style block or a cassette? with blocks you have to replace the whole thing, cassettes you can often just change individual cogs. Anything over 8 speed is usually a cassette..

    dunno, but im gonna replace the whole thing anyway 🙂 – gets a bit manky as i do fair amount of my biking off road and in shit weather

    #1171273
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    @General Lighting 389210 wrote:

    is it a old style block or a cassette? with blocks you have to replace the whole thing, cassettes you can often just change individual cogs. Anything over 8 speed is usually a cassette..

    dunno, but im gonna replace the whole thing anyway 🙂 – gets a bit manky as i do fair amount of my biking off road and in shit weather

    #1129159
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @1984 389213 wrote:

    I think it just needs oiling and adjustment but I am unsure. Sometimes when you put a lot of force on the peddle the chain seems to slip off the grear and I nearly hit a tree. Its not all the time and its not because I am trying to change gear or anything? any ideas?

    Unfortunately it sounds a lot like the chain is worn. You can check this with a old style imperial ruler – 12 links should be exactly 12″. Anything over and the chain is worn.

    If the wear is over 0.125″ the chain has had it and by the time its jumping on the gears so has the block and the chainring.

    Unfortunately then all these things will need replacing (I’d estimate around £35 in parts) and you probably would be up to half the price of the bike once you’ve costed the labour (if you do a DIY job you need a freewheel remover tool and these are about £10).

    Thats assuming it is a Shimano HG block and not a el cheapo Chinese freewheel which are absolute pigs to remove.

    I did use to ride my bikes until things started to fall apart (usually 2500-3000 miles) and then get the whole lot replaced at the bike shop with another cheap drivetrain but these days I tend to keep a closer watch on the state and quality of the components (especially since finding I have to do more DIY as not all bike shops work on ebikes and the ones what do take way too long to turn round repairs).

    #1150860
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @1984 389213 wrote:

    I think it just needs oiling and adjustment but I am unsure. Sometimes when you put a lot of force on the peddle the chain seems to slip off the grear and I nearly hit a tree. Its not all the time and its not because I am trying to change gear or anything? any ideas?

    Unfortunately it sounds a lot like the chain is worn. You can check this with a old style imperial ruler – 12 links should be exactly 12″. Anything over and the chain is worn.

    If the wear is over 0.125″ the chain has had it and by the time its jumping on the gears so has the block and the chainring.

    Unfortunately then all these things will need replacing (I’d estimate around £35 in parts) and you probably would be up to half the price of the bike once you’ve costed the labour (if you do a DIY job you need a freewheel remover tool and these are about £10).

    Thats assuming it is a Shimano HG block and not a el cheapo Chinese freewheel which are absolute pigs to remove.

    I did use to ride my bikes until things started to fall apart (usually 2500-3000 miles) and then get the whole lot replaced at the bike shop with another cheap drivetrain but these days I tend to keep a closer watch on the state and quality of the components (especially since finding I have to do more DIY as not all bike shops work on ebikes and the ones what do take way too long to turn round repairs).

    #1146157
    Avatar1984
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    @General Lighting 389219 wrote:

    Unfortunately it sounds a lot like the chain is worn. You can check this with a old style imperial ruler – 12 links should be exactly 12″. Anything over and the chain is worn.

    If the wear is over 0.125″ the chain has had it and by the time its jumping on the gears so has the block and the chainring.

    Unfortunately then all these things will need replacing (I’d estimate around £35 in parts) and you probably would be up to half the price of the bike once you’ve costed the labour (if you do a DIY job you need a freewheel remover tool and these are about £10).

    Thats assuming it is a Shimano HG block and not a el cheapo Chinese freewheel which are absolute pigs to remove.

    I did use to ride my bikes until things started to fall apart (usually 2500-3000 miles) and then get the whole lot replaced at the bike shop with another cheap drivetrain but these days I tend to keep a closer watch on the state and quality of the components (especially since finding I have to do more DIY as not all bike shops work on ebikes and the ones what do take way too long to turn round repairs).

    so I will need a new chain? are they expensive? have already spent 50 quid (well, my pairents did) on tyres so its fast becoming not worth the investment.

    ps thanks for the advice GL always aprechated. It will make more sense tomrow when I am more soba lol

    #1182012
    Avatar1984
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    @General Lighting 389219 wrote:

    Unfortunately it sounds a lot like the chain is worn. You can check this with a old style imperial ruler – 12 links should be exactly 12″. Anything over and the chain is worn.

    If the wear is over 0.125″ the chain has had it and by the time its jumping on the gears so has the block and the chainring.

    Unfortunately then all these things will need replacing (I’d estimate around £35 in parts) and you probably would be up to half the price of the bike once you’ve costed the labour (if you do a DIY job you need a freewheel remover tool and these are about £10).

    Thats assuming it is a Shimano HG block and not a el cheapo Chinese freewheel which are absolute pigs to remove.

    I did use to ride my bikes until things started to fall apart (usually 2500-3000 miles) and then get the whole lot replaced at the bike shop with another cheap drivetrain but these days I tend to keep a closer watch on the state and quality of the components (especially since finding I have to do more DIY as not all bike shops work on ebikes and the ones what do take way too long to turn round repairs).

    so I will need a new chain? are they expensive? have already spent 50 quid (well, my pairents did) on tyres so its fast becoming not worth the investment.

    ps thanks for the advice GL always aprechated. It will make more sense tomrow when I am more soba lol

    #1129160
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
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    @1984 389220 wrote:

    so I will need a new chain? are they expensive? have already spent 50 quid (well, my pairents did) on tyres so its fast becoming not worth the investment.

    unfortunately you need new gears as well – if you put a new chain on old gears it can make the problem worse as all the metal bits are now completely out of alignment as they are worn to the old chain…

    How to Change a Chain

    #1150861
    AvatarGeneral Lighting
    Moderator

    @1984 389220 wrote:

    so I will need a new chain? are they expensive? have already spent 50 quid (well, my pairents did) on tyres so its fast becoming not worth the investment.

    unfortunately you need new gears as well – if you put a new chain on old gears it can make the problem worse as all the metal bits are now completely out of alignment as they are worn to the old chain…

    How to Change a Chain

    #1146198
    Avatar1984
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    @General Lighting 389222 wrote:

    unfortunately you need new gears as well – if you put a new chain on old gears it can make the problem worse as all the metal bits are now completely out of alignment as they are worn to the old chain…

    How to Change a Chain

    make do with it for now and then get a new bike for Christmas and Birthday combined me thinks. or if I am optimistic I will have a job and get a nice bike all by myself.

    #1182029
    Avatar1984
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    @General Lighting 389222 wrote:

    unfortunately you need new gears as well – if you put a new chain on old gears it can make the problem worse as all the metal bits are now completely out of alignment as they are worn to the old chain…

    How to Change a Chain

    make do with it for now and then get a new bike for Christmas and Birthday combined me thinks. or if I am optimistic I will have a job and get a nice bike all by myself.

    #1130835
    Avatarstarlaugh
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    Being slack and not bothering with all the proper protective gear and giving myself a nasty freeze burn to my hand with liquid nitrogen this morning, should really make sure I am looking at what valve I am opening in future 😥

    Hopefully I haven’t caused too much damage to myself, just hoping the redness doesn’t go purple :yakk:

    #1166186
    Avatarstarlaugh
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    Being slack and not bothering with all the proper protective gear and giving myself a nasty freeze burn to my hand with liquid nitrogen this morning, should really make sure I am looking at what valve I am opening in future 😥

    Hopefully I haven’t caused too much damage to myself, just hoping the redness doesn’t go purple :yakk:

    #1132573
    Avatarp0ly
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    @starlaugh 389649 wrote:

    Being slack and not bothering with all the proper protective gear and giving myself a nasty freeze burn to my hand with liquid nitrogen this morning, should really make sure I am looking at what valve I am opening in future 😥

    Hopefully I haven’t caused too much damage to myself, just hoping the redness doesn’t go purple :yakk:

    YouTube – Terminator 2 (T2) The Arcade Game (SNES Version) Final Boss Battle

    never seen the snes version.

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    #1169288
    Avatarp0ly
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    @starlaugh 389649 wrote:

    Being slack and not bothering with all the proper protective gear and giving myself a nasty freeze burn to my hand with liquid nitrogen this morning, should really make sure I am looking at what valve I am opening in future 😥

    Hopefully I haven’t caused too much damage to myself, just hoping the redness doesn’t go purple :yakk:

    YouTube – Terminator 2 (T2) The Arcade Game (SNES Version) Final Boss Battle

    never seen the snes version.

    X

    #1146242
    Avatar1984
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    @starlaugh 389649 wrote:

    Being slack and not bothering with all the proper protective gear and giving myself a nasty freeze burn to my hand with liquid nitrogen this morning, should really make sure I am looking at what valve I am opening in future 😥

    Hopefully I haven’t caused too much damage to myself, just hoping the redness doesn’t go purple :yakk:

    what u doing with liquid nitrogen man?! sounds interesting, if painful

    #1182044
    Avatar1984
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    @starlaugh 389649 wrote:

    Being slack and not bothering with all the proper protective gear and giving myself a nasty freeze burn to my hand with liquid nitrogen this morning, should really make sure I am looking at what valve I am opening in future 😥

    Hopefully I haven’t caused too much damage to myself, just hoping the redness doesn’t go purple :yakk:

    what u doing with liquid nitrogen man?! sounds interesting, if painful

    #1128404
    AvatarAnonymous

    doubt my computer could get any slower even if it tried. GRRR!!!!

    #1149471
    AvatarAnonymous

    doubt my computer could get any slower even if it tried. GRRR!!!!

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