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Chad asked in SportsCycling · 2 months ago

18 speed mountain bike problems?

  New mountain bike made by Hyper(?) 18 speeds w/ front and rear suspension. The problems are:

1. It doesn't like staying in 6th. Chain keeps hopping onto 5th and sometimes 4th. Then it won't shift to a different gear. Have to physically move the chain by hand.

2. The brakes are really loud. Embarrassingly loud.

   Are there common causes for these issues?

3 Answers

  • 2 months ago
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    18 speed meaning what?  Is it a 2 X 9 drive-train or a 3 X 6?  Is this your bike?  What do you expect from Wally World (Walmart) for $124.00?  Discount store bikes are also known as BSO - Bicycle Shaped Objects.

    Wally World does NOT service what they sell.  They can't even assemble them correctly.  So now you have maybe 3 choices.  A) If it's still with the exchange / return policy - TAKE IT BACK FOR A REFUND.  B) Take it to a REAL bicycle shop for a tune-up.  They might find more wrong with the bike.  C) Learn to do it yourself.  Start with this web link from Park Tool.  

    Rear derailleur troubleshooting -  

    The brake pads should be slightly toed-in.  That is...the front part of the pad should touch the rim first.  This is also covered in the Park Tool link.  When will people learn a cheap bike cost MORE in the long run?  You want a good bike with a local service warranty?  Go To A REAL Bicycle Shop    

    • Chad2 months agoReport

      Yep that's the POS. THX for your response. I've decided to return it. Don't really want to take to a shop considering how cheap it was. Probably not even worth my time to tinker with it.

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  • 2 months ago

    There are plenty of youtube videos showing how to adjust derailleurs. Until you go though them, you won't know if your problems are adjustment-related or if you just have crappy derailleurs that won't work right. It's a given that nobody at the department store knew how to adjust them.

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  • Pearl
    Lv 7
    2 months ago

    maybe you can get a mechanic to fix it

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