I got a gift certificate to Dick’s Sporting Goods= for my birthday. (Don’t make the mistake I made and try to visit dicks.com. It’s a really bad idea :)
I’m going to try to get a tool set from there. And perhaps, I can crack open that Zen and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance book.
But I have yet to find the tools on the web site. Maybe I’ll just put it toward anew helmet. I’ll keep looking.
I just bought Zinn and the Art of Mountain Bike Maintenance on Amazon. I’m sure once I read and get the tools I’ll be able to do. I just have to BELIEVE in myself :)
I have figured out how the chain is supposed to work. This is good start right? My chain kind of fell off the track while the bike was in transit on the back of my car the otehr day. But I was able to get it back on track and it worked! Yes, this is minor. I am going to learn how to do a tune up…this year.
I just got it tuned up and took it out a few times already. It’s a 21 speed mountain bike and 3 4-6 is never quite in the gears. And shifting while going up hill makes some awful noises and popping. I don’t like it one bit. Will have to take it back to the shop. Too bad I don’t know what the heck to do with it myself.
It is the first bike I have ever done off roading with. But it is now 11 years old. Yikes! I need to take better care of the darn thing without spending $50. Somebody help me!