I just bought my first serious bike, and I have no clue about gears or how they work, and thus now that I have a problem - I dont have a clue how to fix the problem.
When I got the bike (second hand) it was missing a chain and was told there were some problems with the gears. Well I went to a shop and bought a new chain, got it fitted, and the gears looked at.
When the bike was ready, they said that the chain might not fit properly and that I may need to replace a few more parts for it to fit. I have been riding it a fair bit, but so far it always seems like the bike is never fully in gear. Also, there is always a rattling sound, like the chain isnt properly sitting on the cogs, and only about 4 combinations of gears actually catch on the chain.
Just to top it off, I can never peddle standing up. Every time I put weight on the pedals, or try to really put some tension on when im going up hills or up a curb, I just get a horrible grinding sound and it seems like the whole chain skips on the teeth.
What should I do? Will I have to buy a completely new set up for my gears? I dont know what parts make up and are responsible for, changing the gears. I hear all these things like "cogset" "derailleurs" "crankset" and "cassettes".
Despite these problems, its still a lovely bike and I just want something that will be no hassles on a variety of terrain for multiple hour rides.
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