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Old 07-29-2009, 11:03 AM   #11791
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How often should I clean and lube wheel bearings ,head set, and the bottom bracket?

When they need it.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:26 AM   #11792
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How often should I clean and lube wheel bearings ,head set, and the bottom bracket?
On newer stuff, never. For the most part, the majority are all sealed cartridge type. You may still want to grease cups and races, however.
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Old 07-29-2009, 11:29 AM   #11793
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It is a Dura Ace Octalink BB and Ultegra hubs.
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Old 07-29-2009, 03:28 PM   #11794
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It is a Dura Ace Octalink BB and Ultegra hubs.
About 3-5K miles, more if riding in rain/grit.....
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Old 07-29-2009, 05:48 PM   #11795
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I dunno. Yeah, sometimes you get to duke it out with big dudes that are more muscle than fat- but they inevitably put the clydes in the short version of whatever race you're doing. It's also quite popular with the just started racing and still have a lot of fat to lose crowd.

Doing the short race to beat up on a bunch of novices just doesn't appeal to me. I usually just go age category and have fun surprising a few of the whippets. Besides, these days it seems single speed is the hang out of choice for big guys that can ride.

I hear ya. I like my SS too, nice to have gears for the first time offroad for a few years though
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Old 07-29-2009, 06:57 PM   #11796
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my buddy called me tonight to ask for advice regarding a beginner road bike. I've always been a big fan of finding a good local bike shop, and working with them.

He's in dallas. Anybody know a good shop there?
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Old 07-29-2009, 10:14 PM   #11797
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I still want a Rivendell. Perhaps I could afford a Quickbeam one day. "Sigh"...Perhaps not.

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Keep your eyes peeled on Craiglist. I got a phenomenal deal on this one, then I sold off the original wheels, crank, bb, derailluers, saddle, seatpost, and recouped a lot of what I paid. Then I raided the boxes of stuff in my garage and equipped it with my parts. In the Bay area, quickbeams do show up (prolly because that's where Riv World Headquarters are).

Here are two ways I set it up: with fenders and fatties for winter, the other set up with 650'c for chasing the racers:










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Old 07-29-2009, 10:22 PM   #11798
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How often should I clean and lube wheel bearings ,head set, and the bottom bracket?
HS? no time soon. Sealed bearings.

BB? 2X year.

Wheels? Every time you dunk em under water, or 1x/yr

HTH

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Old 07-30-2009, 04:33 AM   #11799
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Oh my.



And hey, the local Norco dealer sponsors my team.
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Old 07-30-2009, 04:39 AM   #11800
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This could be fun too, depending on how much tire clearance there is.

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Old 07-30-2009, 05:23 AM   #11801
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I actually ordered one of these since Amazon sells it and I had to buy some other stuff. I'll try it on the rollers first to see if a. it works and b. it's not too dorky
Finally got to try the swaet gutr yesterday. It was due to pee it down here so I actually tried it while on the rollers. 20 miles in 80+ heat was a good test. It pretty much passed with flying colors. Easty to fit, felt fairly comfortable (but note I wasn't wearing a helmet....I stopped needing to wear on on the rollers ages ago ) and it did the job. It did feel kinda weird with 2 streams of sweat running down the sides of my face but when you got used to it, it was fine.

Overall, I give it
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Old 07-30-2009, 07:50 AM   #11802
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Well, I have not been back on my bike for various lame reasons. That should change here soon.
While i'm waiting on that, the family and I have been busy off and on scanning old photographs...

Here is an oldie. My Dad's bike when he was in high school. He used this bike to deliver newspapers and even ride the twenty miles on gravel roads out to the farm and back to town.



My oldest daughter and her first little big wheel, when I first began racing. Had to sticker the the little bike a bit and add some bar tape.


A few years later there was a program of loaning bikes and shoes to kids to learn about racing. The racing clinics were held at a road course north of Denver off I-25, (then called Mountain View).

I had to flip the bearings in the head and BB since whoever put the bike together got it wrong. I added bar tape and new cables and housings. She was a trooper going to practice at the course once a week, her beign the only girl. She even once worked a bicycle race from the back of the motorcycle with me, (Bob Cook Memorial Hill Climb).


And finally, for now, one of me on the Olympic Training Center velodrome in Colorado Springs. We used to go down and just ride for fun and sprint a bit for yards of ale at the Golden Bee. This was our teams "deadhead" era...


Hopefully work will not uncover anymore ticking timebombs and I can get a ride in. My pants are beginning to feel a bit snug...
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Old 07-30-2009, 09:20 AM   #11803
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Mr Head: you left Denver for SoCal?

Uhhhh why?

(other than for the weather, which I completely! understand)

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Old 07-30-2009, 11:02 AM   #11804
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Mr Head: you left Denver for SoCal?

Uhhhh why?

(other than for the weather, which I completely! understand)

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I left denver for a job. Houston was a close but no cigar second. (They screwed around too long and SoCal won). Sort of.
Denver had exacly zero going on for me when I left. Everywhere else on the planet did.
I didn't mind the weather in Denver so much. We had a rule about riding bicycles, as long as it was about 20 F we would ride. Though we did violate that once in a while.
I like the weather here, but hate life to a point. Nice people but too damn many between home and work, and all sititng in big spewing boxes on the freeway.
But, I am a short timer. ten more years and I'm out of here. If the Cell phone/latte'/SUV idiots don't take me out first. Though so far I'm my biggest danger to my safety.
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Old 07-30-2009, 12:20 PM   #11805
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I left denver for a job. Houston was a close but no cigar second. (They screwed around too long and SoCal won). Sort of.
Denver had exacly zero going on for me when I left. Everywhere else on the planet did.
I didn't mind the weather in Denver so much. We had a rule about riding bicycles, as long as it was about 20 F we would ride. Though we did violate that once in a while.
I like the weather here, but hate life to a point. Nice people but too damn many between home and work, and all sititng in big spewing boxes on the freeway.
But, I am a short timer. ten more years and I'm out of here. If the Cell phone/latte'/SUV idiots don't take me out first. Though so far I'm my biggest danger to my safety.
Stick's in Denver/Cheyenne this weekend. Yeah, I'm stuck in Tucson.

She just texted me telling me how much she misses livnig in Denver.

Too bad we're stuck till at least Dec and most likely the spring. I'm tired of bein hot.

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