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Old 05-24-2009, 08:49 AM   #10876
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So I rode the 50 miler Friday. The group I rode with was so slow it took us 10 hours. Needless to say, but my ass is sore. I actually rode 54 miles because I would push my friend and his son up the longer climbs, circling back for the other and leapfrogging them up the hill. Riding at night was interesting. I think an investment in some proper lighting is in the future(HID).

The downside is that my bottom bracket developed a bit of a click on this ride. It is worse when out of the saddle, but slightly clicks twice each revolution of the pedals. Any recommendations for corrective action?
It was a new build, so first step is to make sure everything's tight. The pedals are a big culprit. Loose crankarms may be too. The BB takes a special tool that you may/may not wanna buy now.

After that, if it still don't stop, it may and stess MAY be the frame.

Pedals are generally a 6mm allen. Crankarms are 8mm. BB is the second tool that Shimano made.

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Old 05-24-2009, 08:50 AM   #10877
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I need a vacation to some of the places you people live by. B E A utiful pictures. I did a short 25 mile ride as I have some music to go play at a winefest, but I can basically show small hills with dirt and small corn plants. Sorta like watching paint dry compared to most of the pictures here.
From those of us that live in a desert, I'd LOVE to see corn growing!

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Old 05-24-2009, 12:07 PM   #10878
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It was a new build, so first step is to make sure everything's tight. The pedals are a big culprit. Loose crankarms may be too. The BB takes a special tool that you may/may not wanna buy now.

After that, if it still don't stop, it may and stess MAY be the frame.

Pedals are generally a 6mm allen. Crankarms are 8mm. BB is the second tool that Shimano made.

HTH

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Should I just check tightness, or dis-assemble lube and re-assemble?
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Old 05-24-2009, 12:54 PM   #10879
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Should I just check tightness, or dis-assemble lube and re-assemble?
First check tightness. If that don't fix it, disassemble and re-lube/re-tighten.

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Old 05-24-2009, 01:04 PM   #10880
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Thanks. Will do.
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Old 05-24-2009, 01:46 PM   #10881
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The money budgeted for the Campy derailleur had to be used to buy the starter for the bigger bike.
Then I got to do this today instead of riding,

A few more trips to the hardware store should finish part of this project, until I tear out the counter and re-finish the cabinets.

What does this have to do with bicycles?

Money my friends, money. That faucet is ringing the register at about $280 so far, including bits I have replaced.

Buys me some slack in the budget too.
Yesterday I did some surfing for parts. Found out the old C-record 135mm ring mounts can be an issue. No 34, for the inner, but I can find a 50.

Hmm, so no compact.

Oh, well. That means, crank, then wheels, then derailleurs then new frame, and then go nuts... Or, just blow the budget after I refinish the bathroom cabinets and replace the while tile floor with something less 80's...


Probably do pedals and shoes first though tilework sucks.

The new vogue 23mm tires don't fit into my rear triangle when filled with air. Lovely. I take this to indicate that new bikes are stiffer than my old steel is real handmade Italian stallion couch cushion.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:02 PM   #10882
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Bicycling 101

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i am coming at it from the opposite side, having been bicycling all my life (well at least 50 of 57 years) and only recently started motorcycling. I have done many triathlons and 4 Ironmans. My advice is stay away from time trial bikes unless you like pain. The riding position is so uncompromisingly "aero" on them that you will stop before you start. I would get a good standard road bike, with emphasis on getting the right frame size and a good quality "groupo", like Shimano Ultegra or Campy Athena. My two cents worth.
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Old 05-24-2009, 06:41 PM   #10883
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What does this have to do with bicycles?

Money my friends, money. That faucet is ringing the register at about $280 so far, including bits I have replaced.


So many toys, so little money. One day I may have to even get a real job. As a rep last year I got so many bikes that I owed my boss $3500 at the end of the year.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:20 PM   #10884
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I ordered up some new bling for my Monocog 29er. Crank Brothers Candy SL pedals and Sette Element MTB shoes. Should help alot with climbing. I know riding with clipless pedals is going to be a learning (painful) experience. I also ordered a few little things I needed, nice light nylon tire "irons", little compact pump, and a extra 29er tube. I should be set for trail side repairs now.
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Old 05-24-2009, 07:58 PM   #10885
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From those of us that live in a desert, I'd LOVE to see corn growing!

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I will see if the weather holds out. I may ride tomorrow morning before my volunteer work starts. If so, I will see if I can post up some dirt and baby corn plants.
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Old 05-25-2009, 09:55 AM   #10886
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this is fun... more to follow later....
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Old 05-25-2009, 10:39 AM   #10887
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Perry
i am coming at it from the opposite side, having been bicycling all my life (well at least 50 of 57 years) and only recently started motorcycling. I have done many triathlons and 4 Ironmans. My advice is stay away from time trial bikes unless you like pain. The riding position is so uncompromisingly "aero" on them that you will stop before you start. I would get a good standard road bike, with emphasis on getting the right frame size and a good quality "groupo", like Shimano Ultegra or Campy Athena. My two cents worth.

Thanks, I learned alot, this thread was started almost 3 yrs ago, and it helped me greatly to get back into bicycling. I've had around 4 bikes since it started, but down to 3 again.

One good roadie - Cannodale System 6 full Dura Ace
One good fixie - Surley Steamroller full Phil Wood, Brooks, etc.
One decent CX - Raleigh w fenders and rack.


I'm hitting a really hilly road in about an hour, and got a nice hilly 40 miler in on Saturday...Been riding sparce this season, but trying to get back into it.
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Old 05-25-2009, 12:14 PM   #10888
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Can't believe it took me till post 57 to find this thread! I'm slipping!



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Old 05-25-2009, 12:15 PM   #10889
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this is fun... more to follow later....
Nice wheels!



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Old 05-25-2009, 12:30 PM   #10890
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this is fun... more to follow later....

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