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Back bike wheel does not catch gear
#1
i dont know whats really going on but when i was riding my $300 swiss mountain bike i took a brake then got on and tried to peddle. it spawn around w/o catching the back tire. i checked to see if the chain was on, it was. i was having very slow reaction with the front gears with alot of noise before this. i have not used this bike no more then 4-6 times.

if anyone can help thanks. if i can repair it my self i would rather do that since i dont have cash for a repair person..

(but i did notice it started to catch when i go down the drive way (going somewhat speed it starts to catch what it needs to make the tire go around. ))
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#2
Too many possibilities, and downright painful to try to make out your post with multiple typos and wrong words. If the bike was purchased new take it back to the shop. Adjustments are almost always free for a period of time.
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(12-11-2014, 03:51 PM)cny-man Wrote:  Too many possibilities, and downright painful to try to make out your post with multiple typos and wrong words. If the bike was purchased new take it back to the shop. Adjustments are almost always free for a period of time.

over all the back gear does not catch my back tire to make it spin when i peddle. it just spins. the chain is on the gears. the bike over all is new but its over a year old. i road it no more then -6 times.. and i kept it over all clean in the garage


((sry im no grammar nazi, and never been good with spelling/ math it))
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#4
This is about communicating clearly, as well as consideration for those who you are asking to help you (at no charge) - not being a grammar Nazi. I go over all my posts afterward to make sure they are clear and free of typos, does not seem too much to ask for people seeking help to do the same, does it?

If your cogs/gears in back are spinning around but not driving the rear wheel then you may need to replace it. The first step is to know if you have a freewheel or cassette in the rear. Check this page to tell: http://sheldonbrown.com/free-k7.html (sheldonbrown.com is an excellent site in general for bike info).

If it's a freewheel you can do the following to see if the parts that make it catch are just gummed up. Get some WD-40 or other light spray lubricant and spray it with a hose CAREFULLY into the gap as shown on the following video. Protect the center part of the hub where the axle goes through with a rag so the WD does not get in there. If the freewheel still slips then you will have to replace it - very quick and relatively inexpensive at a shop, requires a special tool and a large wrench or vise if you do it yourself, also need to know what will work on your bike.

If you have a freewheel you are best taking it into a shop - sorry.

http://www.madegood.org/bikes/repair/lubricate-a-bike-freewheel/
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