Results 1 to 7 of 7
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    45

    What do you think of my new mountain cycle

    Hey all i just bought this biked used off pinkbike a few weeks ago. Took it in for a tune up at lbs but the brakes still squeak/grind and the cranks creak a bit. But overall it is a really nice bike to ride and is a bit small but still a good size.

    Pictures:













    What do you guys think, is it a good quality bike. I paid 550$ canadian

  2. #2
    Megadeth
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Posts
    167
    New brakes, tensioner, chain guide and forks would do it good.
    My. Car. Is. A. POS!

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation: literocola's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Posts
    570
    Check your cranks to make sure they are tight with a 8mm allen.

    If they still creek, take the cranks off, take the BB out, clean very well with cleaner. I use White Lightning. Clean out the BB shell of your frame so there is no cr ap in the shell. Cover all the threads of your BB shell, and BB with grease. Re-install the BB, cranks, and make sure they are tight! This should stop your bike from creaking. But not in all cases.

    Husserfelt cranks are cheap so, if the problem persists, just replace the cranks and BB.

  4. #4
    A Gentleman and a MTBR'
    Reputation: stubecontinued's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2007
    Posts
    572
    There's something about Mountain Cycle.... I love the look of those frames, so beefy.
    does it need the chain-guide on the front with a single speed set up?

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation: mcrumble69's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    1,058
    Nice ride!!! The Rumble is a great frame..

    Try cleaning the brake rotor with rubbing alcohol, and lightly sanding the pads with sandpaper. Just make sure you don't touch the pad surface with your fingers. The oil from your skin can contaminate them.

  6. #6
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    45
    Quote Originally Posted by colourclassic
    New brakes, tensioner, chain guide and forks would do it good.
    i dont have an unlimited budget :| . whats wrong with my forks.

    And how do i get the brakes off to sand with sandpaper

  7. #7
    Meh.
    Reputation: XSL_WiLL's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2004
    Posts
    17,516
    If you don't know how to do something as simple as removing the pads, you probably shouldn't do it yourself.

    Go read the Park Tools repair section or buy yourself a book about bike maintenance.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •