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7/8/12 8:39 A

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My local bike shop (Joe FixIts) is awesome! Took the bike in yesterday morning and it was fixed by 11AM. Replaced cassette and it's as good as new. Will keep it for a little while. I was eye-ing up a Giant Rainier29er. So nice.......any thoughts????
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7/7/12 6:58 P

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Cassettes do wear out and it could be time for a new one, Your local bike shop should be able to let you know.

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7/7/12 12:52 A

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How old is your chain? If you change one and it's old you will need to change cassette, chain, and maybe Chainrings.

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7/6/12 9:05 P

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Something similar has happened to me several times and it was caused by a loose cassette. Once tightened, everything was good to go. However, as has been mentioned, this could be an excuse for a new bike if your present one is a bit old. Good luck.

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7/6/12 8:41 P

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Your cassette should be replaceable. The question (for me) would be if the cost of the new cassette would negate its replacement vs. purchasing a new bike. It's your call but I would either replace the cassette only (if it were an available part) or the bike (if the cassette cost too much to replace and or you decided you wanted to "upgrade" to something new.

It'd be a great excuse! Errr...I mean ''reason.'' (^_^)

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7/6/12 8:26 P

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I rode out about a mile when the gears wouldn't shift correctly and slowed down when the pedals wouldn't rotate. Got off the bike and found the bike totally frozen, would not move forward nor backward. So I turned the little darlin' upside down and examined the situation. Finally got the tires to move in the forward direction but pedals still would not rotate. So, I up-righted the bike and headed home by foot. I noticed 2 discs of the cassette were very loose while the others were snug in place. Did I wear it out? It's over 10 years old. Time to get a new bike?
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