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My bike is broken(3 posts)

My bike is brokenDoubleH
Oct 19, 2003 10:22 PM
I think it has something to do w/ the chain. I hope I can explain this correctly. Here is what happened. When I put my front wheel back on the frame today, I noticed that when I pushed the bike the wheels did not move, and it was stiff and hard to move it forward. The pedals only moved when I pushed the bike backwards. I got on the bike to ride it and it was waaaay to hard to pedal, like the wheels wouldn't move. So I thought the front wheel was to tight, when I fliped the bike over to make sure the chain was on right (it made a grating noise when I shifted it) I noticed that if I turned the pedals, the wheels barely moved and if I stoped turning the pedals the wheels stopped as well.

I'm going to take it to the shop but can any of you take a guess to what happened. I have a hybrid w/ rapid fire shifting and cantilever brakes. What other info do you need?
Oct 20, 2003 11:43 AM
was the chain properly seated on a rear sprocket (was it firmly ON the teeth of a single sprocket, or shoved between two sprockets?). How about on the front chainrings (cranks)?

When the bike is upside down, does the front tire spin freely? How about the rear (spinning the tire, not the pedals)?

We need more precise info for your quirky prob.
Oct 20, 2003 2:02 PM
yes,both tires spun freely. not sure about the chain brb and I'll let you know.