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PostSubject: I need some help...   May 24th 2011, 05:30

Hey guys!

Not too long ago I pulled out my very first bike out of the weeds (about 2 weeks ago) and stripped it down and ripped apart a similar one I have and used it for parts, as the other one was newer, and in working condition, but it wasn't in the best of shape. I guess you could say it was a bad idea to fix up the old one...until you read on. I stripped down the one in a so called "better" condition, and used it for parts on my first bike. My first bike had problems of it's own...Old, rusty, flat tires, bad rims and such. The other bike had a brand new rear tire, and iI tore it off to replace the popped one on the old bike. Both have the same tire size. Only problem is is that it has a different rim and tire color, and the spokes are kinda worn out on both rims. The new tire seems to have very bad spokes, because if you flip it over and spin it, or skid it, it catches itself, so the axle stops and it moves back in forth. THis just shows that bikes aren't the same anymore. Anyway, the old bikes chain was so rusted up it wouldn't move, so I tapped it out with a hammer and covered it with lubricant, and it works like new. The front tire has about 75% tread left on it (and it is still stock), despite the MANY MANY miles on it (part of the reason the rear tire died lol). This old bike is covered with sctratches, a rslightly ripped seat, surpisingly no dents, but a lot of sports where the bike was thrown down and the paint wore off. The pedals are so worn down you can put bare feet on them and its fine. I do want to paint it red, as it's blue now. My problem is is that the front tires spokes creek when putting weight on the bike. But the rim is in excellent shape for its age (especially for being outside weathering and out of commision for about 5 years since the rear tire popped). I cannot locate this bike online anywhere. I think it's been discontinued, but everything I find is about motorcycles or unrelated bicycles. The rims are 16 inch (I know it's small, but I use it for a BMX and stunt bike now). The bike still functions fully, but I am afraid that too much weight might just put this bike out of commission permanently. I do have the spare from the other bike, but that bike's front tire is wearing rapidly, and doesn't hold air worth sh*t. Now don't tell me to go out and buy another. It has a very special place in my heart. And I have no money for one, and to fix this would be much cheaper. I know that I should take the tire off the other rim and put a different tire on there, but around here they can be almost $40 USD. The spokes are not top of the line either, if fact they are beginning to get very corroded. I can literaly wipe my finger on one and a load of corrosion comes off. That rim is also slightly bent. The spokes on the old one are also slighty off balance, not really noticable but when you fly with it at high speeds (not really high speeds but for a bike this size it is) at about 10MPH and up you don't feel it, but if you look, there is a extremely slight wobble that I'm thinking may be affected by the bad spokes. I could try and weld some but then I'd have to weld the to the rim and that would be more of a pain in the arsh then anything. Like I said before, I for the love of god get absolutley no good search results from multiple sites. I really don't want to have to take it to a bike shop and get it done, so I'd prefer to get even just a rim and spokes online to save me gas (like $4.31 a gallon here). Here's the bikes specs:


BRAND: MAGNA
MODEL: 8516-75
NAME: Road Warrior
YEAR: 1996
SERIAL NUMBER: 96TD517942
RIM SIZE: 16"




Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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PostSubject: Re: I need some help...   June 9th 2011, 17:39

i wonder if this could help any
http://www.bikepartsusa.com/
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PostSubject: Re: I need some help...   June 10th 2011, 04:33

I'll check it out. Thanks dude.
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