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y
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My bad. And yes, homemade headset press ftw.

Tue, 11/11/2008 - 19:12
gerund
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What is it called when the chainring is attached forever and forever to the crank?

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 00:16
phil
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a shitty crank? rivets? rust?

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 00:24
gerund
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Hmm no.

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 00:55
conor
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gerund wrote:
What is it called when the chainring is attached forever and forever to the crank?

seized?

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 01:06
kyle!
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One piece crank?

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 02:20
kyle!
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except not....

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 02:21
gerund
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Maybe that's it

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 02:21
Sneaky Viking
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Somebody on BF wrote:
107mm and 110 shimano [BBs] are the same chainline, so in theory it would work as well. The 110 just pushes the non-drive side out further.

Me: "really? links?"

then somebody else wrote:
its absolutely true. i JUST encountered this same problem last week. ask any respectable bike shop.

So, is this true? Have never heard this before, and it makes no sense.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Thu, 11/13/2008 - 17:31
phil
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I don't know if it's true or not, but I see what they mean. The difference in length between the two spindles is 3mm that is essentially "added" to the NDS of the 107mm spindle. I actually don't see what you don't understand I guess.

But again, no idea if it's true.

Fri, 11/14/2008 - 16:29
lofarkas
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Look up the tech docs on Shimano's site. If they have the same chainline then obviously the difference is on the left side. I think it is true.

Those BBs are asymmetrical to begin with so this would not be much of a shock.

Fri, 11/14/2008 - 16:47
Sneaky Viking
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I guess my thinking is: who's out there who's like, "Man, this BB gives me a perfect chainline, but I just wish my non-driveside cranks stuck out more."

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Fri, 11/14/2008 - 18:36
hanjin
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It looks fine.

Fri, 11/14/2008 - 18:40
Larry Winget
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Here's my dumb question of the day. The road frame I want to get repainted/powdercoated has internal routing for the rear brake cable. I've never messed with it before. Will I need to do anything special to fish the cable through?

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Sat, 11/15/2008 - 01:44
TehScientist
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What spoke count should I feel safe with for a track wheelset? I'm 225lbs.

Sat, 11/15/2008 - 01:50
SUPERVEEPS
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tarckeemoon wrote:
Here's my dumb question of the day. The road frame I want to get repainted/powdercoated has internal routing for the rear brake cable. I've never messed with it before. Will I need to do anything special to fish the cable through?

I would do it electrician-style. Straighten out a coat hanger and push that through, electrical tape the housing to the end of it, and pull it back through. You could also try with a string and a vacuum cleaner.

Sat, 11/15/2008 - 03:58
Sneaky Viking
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I've just poked it through, then used an old spoke to 'catch' the end of the housing and guide it out.

ckd wrote:
I mean, seriously. We're just a bunch of washed up bicycle burnout dipshits.

Sat, 11/15/2008 - 08:33
lofarkas
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SuperVillain wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
string and a vacuum cleaner.

GENIUS!

Sat, 11/15/2008 - 09:47
mander
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lofarkas wrote:
SuperVillain wrote:
tarckeemoon wrote:
string and a vacuum cleaner.

GENIUS!

I have watched electricians use this trick to get wire through quite long and bendy runs of 1/2" conduit. They use a little light ball on the end of the string to increase suction iirc. It's pretty cool.

Sat, 11/15/2008 - 16:48
SUPERVEEPS
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Yup, that's where I learned it. We used a tiny balloon.

Sat, 11/15/2008 - 16:53
strange eyes

Hey, I have a (newb) question. I have 700x23 tires on my bicycle. I have the clearance and want to put on 700x35 tires. Can I use the same rim or do I need a new, wider? rim. Thanks

Sat, 11/15/2008 - 23:45
Larry Winget
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hsifdab wrote:
Hey, I have a (newb) question. I have 700x23 tires on my bicycle. I have the clearance and want to put on 700x35 tires. Can I use the same rim or do I need a new, wider? rim. Thanks

You'll be fine.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 01:23
kyle!
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So, I dropped my frame a little without a chain on it and one of the chainring teeth bent a bit. It's out of alignment with the others a couple of mm. Should I not use it?

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 01:58
FarAwayBoy

No way dude.
A couple of mm's?
As in easily visible?
I'd be shocked if your chain even caught that tooth.

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 02:23
kyle!
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Yeah pretty easily visible when you spin. I was planning on getting a different ring anyway. Just making sure it's no good before I ditch it. Kinda bummed though. It's a nice ring :(

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 02:26
FarAwayBoy

Hope it wasn't too spendy.

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 02:29
kyle!
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Sugino 75 :/

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 02:33
FarAwayBoy

This is why, excepting my hubs, cog and lockring/deraillers and cassette on the geared stuff, are always super cheap.
Like my fixed ride has suntour everything.

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 02:36
Larry Winget
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Teeth can be bent back if you're careful. Sheldon recommends an adjustable wrench.

The Pitbull of Personal Development®

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 03:23
lofarkas
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I'd bend it back without a moment of hesitation.
Actually, the chainring will work fine even if it breaks right off as long as the stub is straight. Of course it would look like shit but functionally none the worse.

I'd think you can bend it back no problem.

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 11:07
reedreeder
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all the hardcore kids have missing chainring teeth anyway.

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 12:19
J-lo

reedreeder wrote:
all the hardcore kids have missing chainring teeth anyway.

Saves weight

skip a tooth!

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 23:45
FarAwayBoy

Saves like three grams.

Sun, 11/16/2008 - 23:53
Back211

how do you guys avoid pedal striking the ground during hard turns?
how do u take hard turns without striking it?

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 02:06
Cap-Cap
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umm. well. dont lean over too far?

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 02:08
frankstoneline
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Back211 wrote:
how do you guys avoid pedal striking the ground during hard turns?
how do u take hard turns without striking it?

shorter crank arms, higher bottom bracket.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 03:25
Rusty Piton
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Luck

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 10:52
lofarkas
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clipless pedals

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 11:04
DangerCat
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I time every turn so that my pedal stroke is at the optimal point so I can get maximum lean.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 11:07
Rusty Piton
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lofarkas wrote:
clipless pedals

+ Luck.
I've struck clipless pedals.

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 11:59
zombie

Look at how people corner on racing trikes. Get your ass off the saddle and towards the inside of the turn.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 13:23
Senor Azucar

danger_scott wrote:
I time every turn so that my pedal stroke is at the optimal point so I can get maximum lean.

LOL

A high bb frame w/ short cranks and clipless pedals. I've never struck in this config.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 13:29
xylobear
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Senor Azucar wrote:
A high bb frame w/ short cranks and clipless pedals. I've never struck in this config.

+1 to this.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 16:26
Senor Azucar

Have a pair of these in silver: http://www.chucksbikes.com/store/br001.htm
Have a Green Mercier KTT. Mostly silver components. A coaster setup w/ baby blue rims and gumwall tires.

What should I wrap them with? Bacon Tape? Other suggestions?

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 16:46
Rusty Piton
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Where can I get that bacon tape?

emor wrote:
Bicycle commuting is the worst way to get anywhere except for all the other ways.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 16:49
Senor Azucar

http://www.merch-bot.com/product_info.p ... cts_id=445
That's the best I could do.
I don't think bacon tape is in production anymore.
Sausage will never be as good as bacon.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 17:05
reedreeder
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best thing to do is when you're off your bike, rotate your pedals so that one side is at the bottom of it's rotation, and see how far you can lean your bike over before the pedal touches the ground. that way you know how far is too far.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 19:54
limbs

uh, can we talk more about these meat tapes? i'm pretty bummed i was unaware these existed.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 20:22
Back211

danger_scott wrote:
I time every turn so that my pedal stroke is at the optimal point so I can get maximum lean.

i actually thought of this kinda and tried it and i just looked ridiculous, lol i was leaning hard when my pedal was up then straightened as it was going down and kept doing this...
i just figured theres something i must b doing wrong
but i guess
my bike wasnt meant for all that much fixed gear action...

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 20:44
FarAwayBoy

Reedreeder I want to believe that avatar is you.

Mon, 11/17/2008 - 20:59

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