help me how to make a cheap bicycle reliable please

raggie33

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btw where do i find a torque setings for its brakes screws? and allens?
 

orbital

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i use the canadian torque spec...

tighten till it strips, then back off a quarter turn.

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chip100t

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Allen keys are excellent at determining correct torque. I do up bolts with the Allen key back to front untill bolt stops turning then spin the Allen key around. Holding the Allen key between your thumb and fingers (as opposed to a fist) then continue to carefully tighten until the bolt stops and the key begins to flex. When it flexes you are done. They use the appropriate size bolt depending on how much torque is required. Big bolt more torque, smaller bolt less so. And torquing until the appropriate sized key begins to flex is a good rule of thumb for those who do not own torque wrenches.
 

raggie33

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my last bike wheels was 14 inches this bike has 700c wheels i do admit i feel safer on this bike
 

raggie33

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same deal here they hate bikers i mean they hate us . always beeping and yelling at me. im over as far as i can get and they still act like jerks. free advice never ever ever move to the south usa. there is not one good thing about this part of the country
 
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