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Old 25.06.2007, 22:03
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Re: Bicycle repair and general maintenance question

The park tool website is certainly useful, and every tool they make is top quality, too. As they say, a regular noise every two or three crank revolutions is almost certainly the chain, and is normally caused by a "stiff link"; that is, a pair of chain links that are not rotating as they should as they pass around the gears and derailleur. If greasing the chain doesn't loosen it up, and you still hear the noise, then find the offending stiff joint, grab either side with two pairs of pliers (if available) and wiggle it to loosen it.

EDIT: If you do get more into bike maintenance, another great web-site is Sheldon Brown's. Plus, there are several web forums devoted to these issues, including BikeFoums.net. A few more trouble shooting sessions, and you'll be amazed at how quickly you can pick it all up. However, a proper book on basic bike maintenance might help you to get the simple stuff straight pretty fast.
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Last edited by ChrisW; 25.06.2007 at 22:07. Reason: Added info and links
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