Danielle Madeley
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My pedals are forced forward when the back-pedal brake is on
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What I'm guessing is happening is that your reaction arm (the thing on the left of the diagram) is not fixed in place. When you brake the shoes of the brake are pushed out from the axle into the ...

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Bottom Bracket Compatability Question
3 votes

Here's the Shimano datasheet. So we know it's a square taper, ISO-threaded BB. So a UN54/UN55 is the replacement part (take the UN55). 73 is the shell size: 73mm. 113 is the spindle length: 113mm.

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Shifting from Shimano 2300 to Tiagra
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As usual Sheldon has the answer. However you can also find a great range of second hand parts such as derailleurs from your local bicycle shed. There's little point replacing the entire groupset, ...

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Weird gyro effect while riding
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The side to side you're feeling is that your headset is binding up. This can either be because it's too tight or because you've put some part of the headset in upside down (i.e. a bearing cage or ...

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Changing Crankset on a bicycle
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You've got two basic problems: namely the spacing of the rear dropouts, and the style of the dropouts. You've got a smaller problem of the chainline. If (and only if) your frame is steel, you can ...

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Replacing crankset on early-'70s Motobecane 10-speed
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From this photo we can see you have cotterless cranks, probably square tapered, which you'll be pleased to know are still a very common interface. Yours look like they're held in place with a 14mm nut ...

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Why did my tire fail?
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Two common possibilities: Your brake pad is contacting the sidewall of the tire. Classic cause for a blowout. You've used something like heavy-duty engine degreaser to clean your drive train. This ...

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What thread is the rear wheel axle nut?
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Your rear hub would have been manufactured by someone other than Schwinn. Given the age it was probably manufactured by Sturmey-Archer or Sachs (now SRAM). Those links contain links to small parts for ...

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Individual cassette gears and swap a 10 speed for a 9 speed
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Shimano stopped selling disassembleable cogs when they moved to Hyperglide. With Uniglide you could build up your own cassettes and even flip the direction of a cog to wear out the other side of the ...

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Replacement of cup that holds bearings on huffy beach cruiser
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You're looking for a headset. These come in two forms, threaded and threadless, based on whether your fork has a threaded steering tube. Both are available for all budgets. Headsets come in a couple ...

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Cone size for Shimano Type D on Schwinn Cruiser
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You probably need a 15mm cone wrench and a 17mm regular wrench. If you're going to buy a cone wrench, the 13/15mm double-ended wrench covers most hubs. I recommend any PTFE-based bearing lubricant. ...

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