1. The most important thing about buying a new bike is to make sure it fits. The only way you'll know if the bike is right for you is to size up the bike and make sure that the bike's geometry matches your body's geometry. Ask questions and do some research.
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2. If possible, try to find a shop that will let you demo the bike on real dirt. Five minutes in a parking lot won't cut it. You wouldn't buy a car without a real world test drive, and a bike should be no different.
3. Don't belive the hype. Just because your favorite rider or best friend rides a certain bike, that doesn't mean that's the best one for you. Have an open mind and be realistic about your needs and ability.
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    help want to learn more about my bike and fix things

    Hello,
    Im new to the bike scene. Just riding my bike ( old FUJI TAHOE mountain bike, no shocks) for fun and to work.
    i think its an old bike and it has rust. u just want to fix a few things need lots of tips. all the pics will be added at the end of this. Its hard because i dont know the names of the bike part so i cant look them up and if i do know the name of the bike part i dont know what size to get. I have kids i need to take care of and cant spend a lot of money. i bought a bike seat on ebay for $9 and it is completely fine for me. SO im trying to save money buy buying cheap stuff PLEASE anyone help me. with names, sizes, video links. website links, anything.
    some of my problems:
    i have 3 gears in the front it wont shift to the biggest one

    i have rust on the cables leading to my gears and brakes should i replace them? how much? should i have store do it?

    whats a good front and back light system. please remember i dont care if its some chinese ebay item as long as it works im happy with it

    my wheels have rust on the spokes and the part that makes it spin is all nasty and back should i get the wheels replaced? how much what size?

    and just anything else you guys see in all the pictures thank you!help want to learn more about my bike and fix things-10376727_662200410533384_6782146444193389092_n.jpghelp want to learn more about my bike and fix things-10419490_662200657200026_3664758102709717031_n.jpghelp want to learn more about my bike and fix things-10427327_662200643866694_8896514726036144819_n.jpghelp want to learn more about my bike and fix things-10441957_662200423866716_1520155474132158680_n.jpghelp want to learn more about my bike and fix things-10443500_662200537200038_7966276137288691221_n.jpghelp want to learn more about my bike and fix things-10443548_662200450533380_2848216511019626149_n.jpghelp want to learn more about my bike and fix things-10460785_662200437200048_5889062625379770665_n.jpg

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    Good technique info even if not for your specific component.
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    thank you ill check it out

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    Look up gear tuning on you tube or even parks website to fix the gears not changing properly. You can get cables pretty cheap, probably 10 bucks for shifter and brake cables. Your back gears are either a cassette or a freewheel.. Either way, you can clean it with a tooth brush and some wd40. Same with spokes, a brillo pad goes along way. Surface rust shouldn't require you to get new wheels. You could take the cables out and clean them, and then lube them with some Teflon or something and put it back together if you're trying to save money too. Again, you're going to have to do some research.

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    thank you

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    Park Tools , Sheldon Brown, You tube. Google or Bing for searches. Ebay ,Amazon for parts.

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    1. front derailleur - type Shimano LX;
    2. cassette - 7 speed;
    3. rear hub;
    4. head tube and headset (bearing inside the head tube);
    5. left crank - Shimano (STX?);
    6. shifter;
    7. stem.
    You have old but quite good bike. Don't worry about rust if drivetrain (cassette - seems to be in good shape, chain, crankset, derailleur front and rear) works good.

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