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When you pedal you dont go anywhere and everything is moving chain and gears

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Your rear wheel freewheel assembly is probably shot and the easiest solution would be to buy a new rear wheel. Bring the old one in with you to be sure you get the right one. Most of these can't easily be rebuilt.

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My bike can no longer pedal backwards. If I do the chain slips off. Also, if the wheels are turning, the pedals also continue to turn. I cannot free wheel.

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I shift into a low gear going up hills, can barely pedal the bike at all. I have a brand new columbia comfort women's 16" northway bike.


Hills are not meant to be climbed at a fast pace. The lower gears make it easier for you to convert your pedal movement to tire rotation so this is why you seem to be not going anywhere. Try a higher gear so that easier pedals make less tire movement allowing you to climb hills with ease. Practise on flat ground till you get used to the gearing then always remember to have the right gear selected before you encounter the hill or your climb will be just as tough.

Your gears work like this: The bigger the chain ring on the front where your pedals attach makes for faster speed and is accompanied by harder pedalling. The bigger the chain ring on the back where it is attached to the wheel makes for easier pedalling and less speed. Remember to never use the opposite rings. Eg. Do not use the largering on front with the large ring on back. You will over stress your chain and could break.

Try this, leave the front chain on the middle ring and only use the rear drailleur and get use to the range this set of rings has before you change what front ring you are using.

Happy biking and I hope this helps.

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I inheirted a 1987 Schwinn Mirada. It is all tuned up and ready to go, but I have no manual and haven't the foggiest notion how to shift it without screwing it up. It has old top mounted shifters and...


It may help to have some simple advice about how to shift. You can only shift while the chain is moving. And the chain is only moving when you are pedaling. If you move the levers while the chain is not moving, it is no big deal unless you are very forceful with the shift lever. The bike will simply try to shift once you start pedaling. However, in all cases when shifting it is best to be pedaling very lightly. You want the chain to be moving, but you don't want to be pedaling hard and therefor pulling hard on the chain - that makes shifting very rough and you can hurt yourself. So, you want to shift to a lower gear as you approach an uphill, not while you are already pedaling hard trying to climb it. On the other hand, shifting to higher gears is usually pretty easy since you can always pedal lightly as you are moving fast.

One more thing. If this bike has it's original freewheel (that's the gear cluster on the back wheel) it is likely to be of the old style simple tooth design. These old freewheels are harder to shift than the new ones (basically they are more difficult to shift under pedal pressure than the new ones.) The newer (since around the mid 80's) freewheels have twisted teeth and little indentations in the face of each gear making it a whole lot easier for the chain to climb onto the next larger (lower) gear. If you have the old style freewheel you will be amazed at how much better the new ones work. If you do replace it, replace the chain too.
Good luck I hope you found this helpful Al K

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Set the rear derailleur to the lowest gear (big cog) and the front to the lowest gear (small chain ring). Disconnect the derailleur cable. Screw in the adjuster for the cable tension all the way (this adjuster is on the shifter of a mountain bike or the down tube of a road bike). Pedal to make sure the chain is not rubbing on the derailleur cage. If it is, adjust the "L" setting on the derailleur until the chain moves by without touching the cage. Now pull taut and reattch the cable and shift the front to the big ring while pedaling. If it does not shift up well or completely, hold the shifter past its normal shift and adjust the "H" screw so that the derailleur allows the shift. Shift into the highest cassette gear and keep pedaling. The chain should not be touching the front derailleur's cage when you pedal. Adjust with the barrel adjuster until the chain moves freely without touching the derailleur cage.

i hope this helps
-matthew

Oct 30, 2009 | Cycling

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Problem with chain and gears


Wash, degrease and scrub the chain and derailleurs with a good degreaser (like Simple Green). Dry the chain and relubricate it with an appropriate bike chain lubricant (not oil or WD-40). Shift the derailleurs to the smallest chain ring and cog on the cassette (low front gear, high rear gear) and then loosen the cable at the derailleurs, pull the cables taut and reattach them. If the derailleurs still need adjustment, here is a procedure for it:
Flip the bike over (so you can pedal the bike manually while you shift) and shift the front to the middle chain ring. Shift the rear to the highest gear (small cog). Release the cable from the pinch bolt on the derailleur. Adjust the screw marked "H" on the derailleur until the jockey wheel on the derailleur is aligned perfectly over the small cassette cog. Set the cable adjuster on the derailleur to the middle of its range (find this by screwing it all the way in and then count how many revolutions it makes until it screws out completely. Screw it back in one half of the total revolutions). Reattach the cable and shift to the lowest gear (the biggest cog). Over-shift and hold on the shifter, then adjust the "L" screw on the derailleur until the jockey wheel sits just past the last cog. You have to hold the shifter to do this. Now shift into the middle gear (or one of the two middle gears if the bike has an even number of gears) and adjust the derailleur using the barrel adjuster you previously set to the middle of its range. Adjust it so that the derailleur is sitting perfectly over the appropriate gear. Shift up and down the cassette while pedaling and in every gear, reverse pedal (freewheel) to make sure the chain does not hop. Adjust as necessary until all gears are smooth.
Now the front:
Set the rear derailleur to the lowest gear (big cog) and the front to the lowest gear (small chain ring). Disconnect the derailleur cable. Screw in the adjuster for the cable tension all the way (this adjuster is on the shifter of a mountain bike or the down tube of a road bike). Pedal to make sure the chain is not rubbing on the derailleur cage. If it is, adjust the "L" setting on the derailleur until the chain moves by without touching the cage. Now pull taut and reattch the cable and shift the front to the big ring while pedaling. If it does not shift up well or completely, hold the shifter past its normal shift and adjust the "H" screw so that the derailleur allows the shift. Shift into the highest cassette gear and keep pedaling. The chain should not be touching the front derailleur's cage when you pedal. Adjust with the barrel adjuster until the chain moves freely without touching the derailleur cage.
That should be it, unless there is another mechanical problem causing the missed shifts, like a bent derailleur hanger or damaged teeth on the cassette cogs or a bad derailleur. If it is still problematic, come back for further information.

i hope this helps
-matthew

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Go here, there's a pdf manual for all schwinn's bought at WalMart,Targets etc. between 2004 and 2007. I just got one yesterday and had no manual either. This seems to have about all you'll need.

http://www.schwinnbike.com/CMS/OwnersManuals/OwnersMan_Schwinn_010307.pdf

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