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Old 10-03-2010, 03:21 PM   #17311
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We hit the single track again today. I'm whupped again. Had fun, though.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:24 PM   #17312
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You're on a VERY slippery slope to having a seriously good time. That an buying ever more spensive bikes.

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We hit the single track again today. I'm whupped again. Had fun, though.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:28 PM   #17313
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Gummee et al, anything special I should know about installing a octolink BB and crankset? I scored a older ultegra 53:39 off ebay for my kid's Trek roadie, so I can save the vintage 144mm Specialized 'track' crankset, and get him a lower gear. its coming with a used octolink BB. like, do I grease the splines before installing the cranks? how much torque on the crank bolts? I think the existing BB tool I have is a combo square/octo for installing the BB itself, and I think my existing crank puller has an optional wider end for pulling octalink cranks but I've never dinked with them before...
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:33 PM   #17314
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And so it begins...
Parting,


Seat, pedals and tires home to the new bike.
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Old 10-03-2010, 03:44 PM   #17315
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You've installed a sealed Shimano unit, right? Same same cept yer gonna need updated tools. There's Octalink-specific stuff yer gonna need: the spindle dia is too big fer yer old bb tool. (Mebbe. Just re-read the post)

The cranks are self-extracting w/ an 8mm wrench. Install? German torque. Gut-n-tight. Grease is yer friend. All over the splines, etc.

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Gummee et al, anything special I should know about installing a octolink BB and crankset? I scored a older ultegra 53:39 off ebay for my kid's Trek roadie, so I can save the vintage 144mm Specialized 'track' crankset, and get him a lower gear. its coming with a used octolink BB. like, do I grease the splines before installing the cranks? how much torque on the crank bolts? I think the existing BB tool I have is a combo square/octo for installing the BB itself, and I think my existing crank puller has an optional wider end for pulling octalink cranks but I've never dinked with them before...
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Old 10-03-2010, 04:01 PM   #17316
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Found my Avocet 30!

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Old 10-03-2010, 04:07 PM   #17317
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I have a few of those! Only thing I don't like about em is mine always reset at 59:59. Hadta remember how many hours you've been out.

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Old 10-03-2010, 05:46 PM   #17318
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Found my Avocet 30!

LIME GREEN! my daughter's favorite color! :)

she wants to repaint my red cruiser lime green since its now 'her' bike.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:09 PM   #17319
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LIME GREEN! my daughter's favorite color! :)

she wants to repaint my red cruiser lime green since its now 'her' bike.
I think it was a choice between red/blue, blue/lime and lime/blue. I went with the one that was easy to spot if it falls off.
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:18 PM   #17320
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There is the idea of going SS at a later date.

SRAM PC-850 chain with Power Link to eliminate the stupid pins you have to replace.

Mono Veloce SS specific 34t chainring

Surly Spacer kit for your existing rear wheel

Your choice of Surly 3/32 rear cog.

34/20 is the magic gear with your frame so you won't need a tensioner.

Forget the discs, there's no way to attach them to your frame.

Be warned, I revived my old specialized as a SS and shortly after I got hooked on singlespeed, built up a VooDoo Dambala 29er SS, and now I'm planning to build up a Niner SIR9 SS over the winter. It's starting to get expensive!
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Old 10-03-2010, 06:30 PM   #17321
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SRAM PC-850 chain with Power Link to eliminate the stupid pins you have to replace.
except, sram says to replace the powerlink each time you remove it.

not sure why that is any better. I dunno, but for SS use, I think I'd want a more traditional chain with flat side plates, like a KMC Z-something. also, don't SS's like to run 1/8" chains instead of 3/32, with old school thicker sprockets?
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:02 PM   #17322
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You're on a VERY slippery slope to having a seriously good time. That an buying ever more spensive bikes.

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I'm already having a seriously good time. It keeps getting better as I get in better condition. The bike buying thing is going to have to wait, or I need to find another bargain on CL.

Then again, I do have some things I can part with.
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Old 10-03-2010, 09:24 PM   #17323
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Old 10-04-2010, 06:15 AM   #17324
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Gummee et al, anything special I should know about installing a octolink BB and crankset? I scored a older ultegra 53:39 off ebay for my kid's Trek roadie, so I can save the vintage 144mm Specialized 'track' crankset, and get him a lower gear. its coming with a used octolink BB. like, do I grease the splines before installing the cranks? how much torque on the crank bolts? I think the existing BB tool I have is a combo square/octo for installing the BB itself, and I think my existing crank puller has an optional wider end for pulling octalink cranks but I've never dinked with them before...
Yes, grease the splines before installing. Torque them to 32 newton meters. You don't need to worry about torque as much with these cranks as you did with square taper.

The standard internal spline tool might work but some octalink bb's need this tool:



I think most shimano cranks have a built in extractor but if yours do not, your crank puller will work if it has a wider end. Make sure you take the big thin washer out first.
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Old 10-04-2010, 07:34 AM   #17325
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I've been looking at wheels. Should I consider discs or go with V's? I've read that the heaviest V's are still lighter then any disc. Also, what are some good wheels that are under $200 a set? Any thoughts?
Shopping by pricepoint means not worrying much about weight. Get what'll look good. Have a look here. They're local to me and have a lot more than what's listed.
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