please could anyone help me with this?

HI IVE RECENTLY BROUGHT A SHOCKWAVE XT920 PINK AND WHITE LADIES MOUTAIN BIKE FROM HALFORDS BUT IT DOESN'T HAVE THE SCREWS THAT I NEED ON THE FRAME IN ORDER TO PUT A DRINKS HOLDER ONTO THE BIKE AND WAS WONDERING IF THERE WAS ANYWAY ELSE OF PUTTING A DRINKS HOLDER ONTO MY BIKE LIKE A BOTTLE HOLDER THAT DOESN'T NEED SCREWS TO ATTACH IT??

ALSO IF ANYONE HAS ONE OF THESE BIKES COULD THEY TELL ME HOW TO ADJUST MY GEARS AS THEY ARE JUMPING BETWEEN THEMSELVES AND ALSO MY BACK DISC BRAKE IS CATCHING ON THE ACTUAL DISC AND IS MAKING A REALLY ANNOYING SCRAPING SOUND.

MANY THANKS FOR ANY HELP YOU COULD GIVE ME XX

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    hello, there are handlebar mountable bottle holders available and there is even a seatpost mount providing there is enough seat post exposed.As far as the gears shifting between gears if it is on the rear you could adjust the barrel adjustment.(It is where the cable first enters the rear derailler there is a little thing that looks like a barrel)Have someone hold the rear wheel up and you spin the crank.Be sure that the gear is on the right gear that hopping.1 is the lagest sprocket.Turn the barrel adjuster till it stops hopping and stay on the correct gear,

  • 1 decade ago

    Is Halford's a department store? Because it sounds like the bike wasn't set up. A real bike shop will have braze-on bolts for your bottle cage. That's really the easiest way to mount a bottle cage.

    Sheldon Brown tells how to adjust your derailleurs here:

    http://sheldonbrown.com/derailer-adjustment.html

    Every disc brake seems to have a different way to adjust. The best way to find out how is to note the manufacturer and visit the web site.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    you can get the screws for the bottle cages from any local bike shop for maybe a quarter each. As far as the gears go I would take it to the bike shop and have them adjust the derailluers for you. The Disc brake could just ned adjustment, the wheel could be in a slight bit crooked, or the disc could be bent. Alsoe recommend you have the bike shp mechanic check that for you as well

  • 1 decade ago

    IF YOU HAVE THE CORRECT HOLES TO FIT A BOTTLE HOLDER, YOU USUALLY GET THE SCREWS WITH THE BOTTLE HOLDER, BUT IT DOES SEEM A BIT MEAN OF THE MANUFACTURER OR THE SUPPLIER NOT TO SUPPLY THEM. THEY CAN BE BOUGHT EASILY AT halfords OR YOUR LOCAL BIKE SHOP. I WOULD COMPLAIN.

    ALL THE OTHER FAULTS WITH YOUR BIKE ARE EASILY FIXED BUT THE SUPPLIER REALLY SHOULD DO IT.

    WILL PEOPLE NEVER LEARN THAT IT IS EASIER TO BUY A BIKE AT A BICYCLE SHOP THAN AT A CAR ACCESSORY BOUTIQUE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • 1 decade ago

    The water bottles from Kmart and Walmart come with

    a metal strap.

    It is inside the bottle.

    If you already have the bottle cage try using two hose clamps.

    Don't know anything about your bike.

  • 1 decade ago

    You can use zip ties for the drinks holder as for the rest go to your local bike shop theyl be able to help you (Y)

  • 1 decade ago

    i was about to pay attention but your caps lock was on so not anymore

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