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Old 05-19-2011, 06:05 PM   #20401
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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. WTF! I snapped the bottom bracket spindle in half in the middle.




It looks like some garbage steel to me.
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Old 05-19-2011, 06:45 PM   #20402
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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.

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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.

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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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WTF! I snapped the bottom bracket spindle in half in the middle.

Holy crap! Someone with as much power as "Askel".
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Old 05-19-2011, 09:32 PM   #20403
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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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Old 05-20-2011, 09:26 AM   #20404
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Another fucking Lance story. Give it a rest already. I don't care...
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:32 AM   #20405
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Los Angeles Bike Week concludes today and I didn't see any more pedalers than normal. Commuted just one day on the bike as they've managed to tear up my route even more with a major construction project that won't finish until 2014. Ah well. At least I earned tonight's beer.

And... Who's Lance?
















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Old 05-20-2011, 09:32 AM   #20406
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Another fucking Lance story. Give it a rest already. I don't care...
Then why bring it up?

Who's leading the GIRO? why is he even allowed to race?
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Old 05-20-2011, 11:33 AM   #20407
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Then why bring it up?

Who's leading the GIRO? why is he even allowed to race?
Good point..
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:11 PM   #20408
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Old 05-20-2011, 12:49 PM   #20409
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Then why bring it up?

Who's leading the GIRO? why is he even allowed to race?
You have no idea how much I'm disappointed in that. Effing busted but yet, AC gets off where others have been suspended/banned/etc for less.



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Old 05-20-2011, 01:18 PM   #20410
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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
It is not really my problem. It was not my bike. It was a new bike I was assembling. It is a cheep no name square taper. I called the bicycle mfg to warranty it and they said they know they have a problem on their hands but they are not sure how big. They have seen a few of these break under moderate use. This is a model of bike that a bike shop might sell hundreds of these a year.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:32 PM   #20411
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It is not really my problem. It was not my bike. It was a new bike I was assembling. It is a cheep no name square taper. I called the bicycle mfg to warranty it and they said they know they have a problem on their hands but they are not sure how big. They have seen a few of these break under moderate use. This is a model of bike that a bike shop might sell hundreds of these a year.

gotcha. I still hate sketchy stuff. I had a BB break on me on a sprint up a hill, and was walking bowlegged for weeks. I had no sag support, so I had to riding home one legged (it snapped at the non-drive crank), and it didn't really start hurting until the next day.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:33 PM   #20412
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Liars!

You know who I hate? Liars, that's who! Lying liars who lie. For instance, the lying liar says he'll stay between 17 and 18 mph, then doesn't take one pedal stroke under 19 mph all morning. I hate that guy! Hate him.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:46 PM   #20413
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You know who I hate? Liars, that's who! Lying liars who lie. For instance, the lying liar says he'll stay between 17 and 18 mph, then doesn't take one pedal stroke under 19 mph all morning. I hate that guy! Hate him.
Dropped you on that big hill again in Jacksonville.
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Old 05-20-2011, 01:51 PM   #20414
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Salsa Fargo? Input, likes, loves, dislikes, random mumblings of a curmudgeon?
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Old 05-20-2011, 02:31 PM   #20415
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Salsa Fargo? Input, likes, loves, dislikes, random mumblings of a curmudgeon?
Dood. You been living under a rock or sumthin? There's pages of Salsa Fargo/Vaya lust running thru this thread.

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