Chain slipping, sqeaking when turning.

Discussion in 'Bicycle Repair' started by alexzxz, Aug 28, 2013.

  1. alexzxz

    alexzxz New Member

    I got this cheap bike today at a bike rescue for navigating these hills where I go to college.
    It seems to slip down gears when there's a big load on them going up hills. Gotta fix that.
    Also its making squeaking sounds which I think might be lack of lubrication, not sure.

    How would I go around making this rideable?

    Also, any easy ways to remove this rust?

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    Later on, I'd like to install a 80cc engine from ebay, any foreseeable problems with that?
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  2. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    That bike looks older than my underpants!
  3. HeadSmess

    HeadSmess Well-Known Member

    old schooooool!

    its a ladies frame. forget it. puts the engine in the wrong place. if not, IMHO those frames are just too delicate for potholes, let alone motors!
    get a decent steel, "diamond" framed MTB. with real brakes!

    rust? electricity, acid bath... how involved a restoration do you want to do? gunna paint em afterwards?

    chain... lube it up and give it a good hiding. could kill the squeaking.

    pull apart the jockey wheel cage and grease up them two sprockets. lube freewheel too.squirt some oil in it.

    adjust derailleurs, and try tweaking tension on the shifter.just a screw, adjustable on the go ;) too loose and they always slip. also always get hit by your knee just when you least expect it :jester: