Question about Cycling

1 Answer

Raliegh 3 speed English bike won't shift

I have a Raliegh 3 speed English bike and the shift lever does work but the gears never change. What might the problem be? The bike is from the 1970's. The gears in the hub all appear to be fine.

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 500 times.

  • Master
  • 1,138 Answers

Here is the info you need:http://sheldonbrown.com/english-3.html Please let me know if this helps.

Posted on Nov 20, 2009

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of.(from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones)
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

2006 Kawasaki ZZR 1400 won't shift


Hi, Edward and the usual suspects are:
1. Clutch not disengaging.
2. Bent shift shaft.
3. Shift fork bent or seized.
4. Gear seized on the shaft.
5. Gear positioning lever binding.
6. Shift return springs weak or broken.
7. Shift return spring pin loose
8. Shift mechanism arm spring is broken.
9. Shift mechanism arm is broken.
10. Shift drum is broken.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
won shift up to 2nd
Shift Lever is stuck Cant get past 2nd Kawasaki Forums
Kawasaki 2007 ZZR1400 Service Manual
OEM Parts for Kawasaki
Kawasaki ZZR1400 Owner Manual

Jun 10, 2017 | 2006 kawasaki ZZR 1400

1 Answer

How do I change gears on a 10 speed bike?


move the shift lever while pedaling. The gears won't change unless you rotate the crank at the same time you actuate the shifter. If this doesn't work then the derailleurs are out of adjustment and will need to be adjusted. Check with your local bike shop for service.

Oct 19, 2014 | Huffy 26 In Ladies Mojave Gulch Bike

1 Answer

How to shift gears on a seven speed schwinn bike?


Always shift while pedaling. Start slowly, its not a race. Pull shift lever up, notice the change, then down. Keep working with it until your have a good confidence

Apr 27, 2014 | Schwinn Cycling

1 Answer

Where can I find 2/3 & 4th gears for Yamaha XJ special 1982 model.


Instructions

1

The gears on a motorcycle run in this order: first, neutral, second, third, fourth and fifth. When you are moving, shifting up from first gear will skip over neutral and shift you right into second gear. The only time that shifting up from first will get you into neutral is when you are not moving.
2

Pull in the clutch lever and tap the gear lever down until it stops. This will signify first gear. Pressing the gear lever down will shift you down one step and pressing it up will shift up one step.

3

Tap the gear lever up one click while still holding in the clutch. This will put the bike into neutral.
4

Start the bike. The bike needs to be in neutral to start.
5

Hold in the clutch lever and tap the shifting lever down to shift to first gear.
6

Release the clutch slowly and give it just enough gas to get moving.
7

Listen to the motor to know when you need to shift. If the engine is making a low grumbling noise, then it will need to be shifted down. If it is making a high squealing noise, then it needs to be shifted up.

Jan 15, 2013 | Motorcycles

1 Answer

Yz80 yamaha motorcycle is stuck in second gear


Hi, Tnyvillalobo and the usual suspects are:
1. Clutch not disengaging.
2. Bent shift shaft.
3. Shift fork bent or seized.
4. Gear seized on the shaft.
5. Gear positioning lever binding.
6. Shift return springs weak or broken.
7. Shift return spring pin loose
8. Shift mechanism arm spring is broken.
9. Shift mechanism arm is broken.
10. Shift drum is broken.
For more information about your question and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
Bike won shift stuck in one of the upper gears
My Motorcycle can shift up or down anymore Is the problem bent shift lever
YAMAHA YZ85 LC Owner Service Manual
OEM parts for Yamaha
YAMAHA YZ85 Owner Manual

Aug 02, 2012 | Yamaha Motorcycles

1 Answer

1996 Honda CBR 900 won't shift into 3rd gear


Hi, Anonymous and the usual suspects are:
1. Clutch not disengaging.
2. Bent shift shaft.
3. Shift fork bent or seized.
4. Gear seized on the shaft.
5. Gear positioning lever binding.
6. Shift return springs weak or broken.
7. Shift return spring pin loose
8. Shift mechanism arm spring is broken.
9. Shift mechanism arm is broken.
10. Shift drum is broken.
For more information about your issue and valuable "FREE" downloads that you will need please click on the blue links below. Good luck and have a wonderful day.
http://www.fireblades.org/forums/honda-fireblade/58226-gear-box-issues-hope-its-not-serious-plz-help.html
HELP Bike Won Shift Into 2nd or higher CBR Forum Enthusiast forums for...
Honda CBR900RR Service Manual
http://www.partsfish.com/page/oem-parts-for-honda
Honda CBR900RR FIRE BLADE Owner Manual

Jul 28, 2012 | 1996 Honda CBR 900 RR Fireblade

1 Answer

I have an old Avanti Edge Cro-Mo bike. I know the brakes are on the right handle bar but not sure how to upshift and downshift gears.


If this is the road bike model, then most likely the shifter and brake lever are the same. To brake pull back on the lever, to shift move the lever toward the center of the bike.

The Right lever works the REAR gearing. This makes small changes. The bigger lever will shift the gears toward a larger gear and make the cycling easier. The small lever works the opposite.

The Left lever works the FRONT gearing. This makes large changes. The Bigger lever will shift the gears toward a larger gear and makes the cycling harder. The small lever works the opposite.

If you don't have these types of levers, I can give you different instructions but the essentials of big lever/ small lever and Right/ Left are the same.

Nov 25, 2010 | Cycling

2 Answers

My bike does not seem to shift gears should I be cruising as I shift or should I be pedaling


Your bike must not be the Cruiser pictured - that's a one-speed bike. So here's a general description--- For gear changes on multi-speed bikes, where the chain has to move between different size sprockets, the chain must be moving in order to shift. So, yes, you have to be pedaling, but it works best if you pedal very lightly - so that the chain is moving, but is under very light pressure. On the other hand, if you have a 3-speed bike where the gear changes take place inside the hub of the rear wheel, the wheel should be moving, but the chain should not - so you should be coasting to change gears.

Jun 23, 2010 | John Deere Nirve Model Cruiser Bike

1 Answer

18 speed bike 6 gear shift works fine 3 gear


If the cable is rusty or otherwise binding it won't let the derailleur fall toward the smaller sprockets when the control is moved. Likewise, it may not even let you move the control in the direction that pulls the cable (bigger rings).

If you don't know much about the process I suggest you read this:

http://coachlevi.com/cycling/complete-beginner-guide-to-bicycle-gears-shifting/

and take the bike to a Local Bike Shop for a look-see and maybe a tune-up.

Mar 16, 2010 | Huffy Alpine 24 Youth All-Terrain Bicycle

1 Answer

I had bought a Titan Glacier unisex 21 speed middle gear will not


Here is link that might help:http://www.parktool.com/repair/byregion.asp?catid=53. Also sight from back to front along the chain. The cage of the front derailleur should be parallel to the chain along its length in all three positions. Hope this helps.

Aug 16, 2009 | Cycling

Not finding what you are looking for?
Cycling Logo

Related Topics:

77 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Cycling Experts

Michial Gueffroy

Level 3 Expert

1138 Answers

kakima

Level 3 Expert

102366 Answers

John Egan
John Egan

Level 2 Expert

73 Answers

Are you a Cycling Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...