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TheYeti 05-19-2011 06:08 AM

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Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 15949733)
Berger Hardware RR on Saturday and Wake Forest crits on Sunday. The RR is a new one for the area this year and the WF crit is a nasty course with a hill kicker for the last two turns.

How's the hunt for the 29'er going?

I'll have to admit I've not done anything more about it. This weekend (Tues & Wed) Has been a gym weekend I got 25 mi ride in yesterday,But the Arc trainer has been my freind this weekend .The rain has put a damper on riding, I'm not Askel.I really can't ride in the rain unless I have to.

I really don't relish touring in the rain. I'm planning a cross country tour in about 3 yrs. I'm following several journals on Crazy guy on a bike ,Which have been riding in the rain for the last 2 weeks. uggg not fun.

We need to get together in your neck of the woods and do some riding.My daughter has been busting my ass since she got home from college. A 19 year old pushes me harder than I'll push my self.
I'm probably gonna ride on Tues farmers mkt ride. I'm gonna ride the Frankendale This bike has got parts from every bike I've owned for 25 yrs.

Gummee! 05-19-2011 08:21 AM

Its good to have Universal Sports on the teevee. :nod

:ricky

I'm headed out for an easy hour. Who wants to come with?

M

Dranrab Luap 05-19-2011 08:50 AM

I just ordered this for the girlfriend. It's a Sora level flat bar road bike sold by Nashbar. Comes with a carbon fork. I have some nice barely used Shimano hand me down aero wheels that I will use to upgrade over the Alex wheels that it comes with. For $399 and free shipping it should be a sweet bike for the levee paths around here. I need to find some North Road style bars to put on it as her wrists can't handle much pressure at all.

http://www.nashbar.com/images/nashba...1-NCL-SIDE.jpg


North Road Style Bars

http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/...-L._SS400_.jpg

Gummee! 05-19-2011 10:07 AM

Just got back from my hour toodle around the block.

Guess what it did at the farthest point on my ride...

If ya didn't guess 'rained on Gummee!' you were wrong. :bluduh

Stopped w/ about 10min left in the ride, so I guess it wasn't all bad.

UW Hockey tonite and I've been hittin it pretty good lately, so an easy day is bueno for the legs. :nod

M

jake28 05-19-2011 10:36 AM

Save me from ther creaks.
 
So my bike creaks. A lot.
I have a 2011 Ibis Mojo SL (photo from when new, it gets ridden)
There is some pretty discernible creaking coming from the downtube area that I cannot for the life of me find/get rid of. I've greased the seat and stem bolts. I've cleaned and treated the seat post with carbon grit lube stuff. It is shifting fine and accurately. It's been in the shop twice this month and they haven't been able to make any noticeable difference. I have a hunch that it is in the cables (recently replaced) but the squeeks are generally based on peddle stroke, not actual riding.

Ideas?
http://jake28.smugmug.com/Bicycle/Ib...56_eubcC-M.jpg

Askel 05-19-2011 10:47 AM

BB been greased lately?

I can make pretty much any bottom bracket cry for mercy on a MTB. I could fix it for a little while on my old ISIS BB by greasing the threads.

It seems to have no effect on my external bearing BBs, they just creak away.

pierce 05-19-2011 10:51 AM

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Originally Posted by jake28 (Post 15952096)
So my bike creaks. A lot.
I have a 2011 Ibis Mojo SL (photo from when new, it gets ridden)
There is some pretty discernible creaking coming from the downtube area that I cannot for the life of me find/get rid of. I've greased the seat and stem bolts. I've cleaned and treated the seat post with carbon grit lube stuff. It is shifting fine and accurately. It's been in the shop twice this month and they haven't been able to make any noticeable difference. I have a hunch that it is in the cables (recently replaced) but the squeeks are generally based on peddle stroke, not actual riding.


sounds like bottom bracket or crank to me. thats what creaks almost always are in my experience.

try this... while coasting slowly, pedals at 3 and 9 oclock, bounce your weight on them, then move the cranks 180 degrees to 9 and 3 and bounce your weight on them again. repeat this a few times... if it goes ka-rick each time, its almost certainly the crank to bottom bracket junction. remove the cranks, clean, lightly grease, and reinstall... be sure to clean and grease the crank axle bolts before installing them, and torque them the appropriate amount..

mud 05-19-2011 11:31 AM

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Originally Posted by jake28 (Post 15952096)
So my bike creaks. A lot.
I have a 2011 Ibis Mojo SL (photo from when new, it gets ridden)
There is some pretty discernible creaking coming from the downtube area that I cannot for the life of me find/get rid of. I've greased the seat and stem bolts. I've cleaned and treated the seat post with carbon grit lube stuff. It is shifting fine and accurately. It's been in the shop twice this month and they haven't been able to make any noticeable difference. I have a hunch that it is in the cables (recently replaced) but the squeeks are generally based on peddle stroke, not actual riding.

Ideas?

Has it been crashed hard?

Look for cracks in the frame, they hide very well....

scorpion 05-19-2011 11:39 AM

In! :thumb
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Ridge 05-19-2011 01:07 PM

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Originally Posted by scorpion (Post 15952612)
In! :thumb
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Nice one. My only worry would be scratches in the top tube from vibrations but they probably have thought of that and I can't see the solution on the site. There's another good clip after that marketing piece where he did some destructive testing. Look for the 10 minute video. Unique design, I like it. :clap

Zodiac 05-19-2011 01:32 PM

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Originally Posted by Ridge (Post 15953298)
Nice one. My only worry would be scratches in the top tube from vibrations but they probably have thought of that and I can't see the solution on the site. There's another good clip after that marketing piece where he did some destructive testing. Look for the 10 minute video. Unique design, I like it. :clap

Good idea, but kind of large isn't it? A smaller NY Krypto like this one along with a cable has to be tougher, or just the Krypto and take the FW off.

http://www.kryptonitelock.com/Outlet...=1000&pid=1095

One issue I have with the destructive test, is that he hack saws it from the 1/8th gauge side. If someone were to score the long side (width) and then hacksaw through it I think it would be pretty quick, same with a cordless grinder.

Path of least resistance seems from the flat side.

Gummee! 05-19-2011 04:16 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jake28 (Post 15952096)
So my bike creaks. A lot.
I have a 2011 Ibis Mojo SL (photo from when new, it gets ridden)
There is some pretty discernible creaking coming from the downtube area that I cannot for the life of me find/get rid of. I've greased the seat and stem bolts. I've cleaned and treated the seat post with carbon grit lube stuff. It is shifting fine and accurately. It's been in the shop twice this month and they haven't been able to make any noticeable difference. I have a hunch that it is in the cables (recently replaced) but the squeeks are generally based on *PEDAL* stroke, not actual riding.

Ideas?
http://jake28.smugmug.com/Bicycle/Ib...56_eubcC-M.jpg

Its PEDAL. Peddling is what you do on ebay. :nod

Its a DS bike. Pivots wear out and creak. Order the rebuild kit from Ibis and go to town. :nod

If it were a hardtail, I'd say 'check yer QRs.'

M

trailer Rails 05-19-2011 06:05 PM

So I am JRAing around on a new bike I put together today at the shop and I go to pop a wheelie and get a few pedal strokes in and then a loud *SNAP*! my foot come flying off the pedal and I grab a hand full of rear brake and bring the wheelie down. I look down at the cranks and both cranks are pointing down. :huh:eek1 WTF! I snapped the bottom bracket spindle in half in the middle.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/cf047ba0.jpg


It looks like some garbage steel to me.

ducnut 05-19-2011 06:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Dranrab Luap (Post 15951248)
I just ordered this for the girlfriend. It's a Sora level flat bar road bike sold by Nashbar. Comes with a carbon fork. I have some nice barely used Shimano hand me down aero wheels that I will use to upgrade over the Alex wheels that it comes with. For $399 and free shipping it should be a sweet bike for the levee paths around here. I need to find some North Road style bars to put on it as her wrists can't handle much pressure at all.

I've had double ulnar transpositions and carpal tunnel releases. The only thing I've found comfortable, over long distances, is aerobars. I have those north road bars (mine are actually porteur bars), on my BSA, and can't ride too far. They kill my wrists and have no alternate positions. If you're not willing to go the aerobar route, you may try a set of Surly open bars, high-rise MTB bars, or trekking bars for her.

Quote:

Originally Posted by jake28 (Post 15952096)
So my bike creaks. A lot.
I have a 2011 Ibis Mojo SL (photo from when new, it gets ridden)
There is some pretty discernible creaking coming from the downtube area that I cannot for the life of me find/get rid of. I've greased the seat and stem bolts. I've cleaned and treated the seat post with carbon grit lube stuff. It is shifting fine and accurately. It's been in the shop twice this month and they haven't been able to make any noticeable difference. I have a hunch that it is in the cables (recently replaced) but the squeeks are generally based on peddle stroke, not actual riding.

Ideas?

I'm going with "Askel" on this one. The LBS has a certain CF brand that always has BB problems. They always start with a creak. If that doesn't cure it, investigate the pivots.

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Originally Posted by trailer Rails (Post 15955582)
WTF! I snapped the bottom bracket spindle in half in the middle.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v4...s/cf047ba0.jpg

Holy crap! Someone with as much power as "Askel". :lol3

pierce 05-19-2011 09:32 PM

just curious, what brand/model BB was that? I can see its a square end BB, so I'd suggest getting the Shimano a few notches above their cheapest, like the UN54 instead of UN26... I was sold a un26 that was so sketchy looking I brought it back rather than installing it and swapped it for the next grade up


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