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June 10, 2015 10:26 AM in General Discussion

http://www.pedalroom.com/forums/general-discussion/pedalroom-strava-group-2688 The link is in that thread.

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June 3, 2015 04:25 AM in General Discussion

When riding your bike with the headset as it is. And it loosens all the way off, you are not going to crash. Yes it will rattle around and be all wobbly, but you are not going t...

Fork cut too short, can't fit full headset on!
June 3, 2015 04:15 AM in General Discussion

What's a kilo? When I was in my 20s a pound was a few grand. A kilo would have to be a bit more than twice that price. Today's priceing, I have no idea.

Wheelset question
June 1, 2015 11:04 AM in General Discussion

A swear jar. That'll get some funding going for this website. No it won't fuck your shit. It'll get loose, so when you are doing a nose pick over that spine ramp in the backgro...

Fork cut too short, can't fit full headset on!
May 16, 2015 10:28 AM in General Discussion

Ha. But if they don't search for it they won't know and they'll still start a new thread anyway.

Drivetrain noise
May 16, 2015 10:26 AM in General Discussion

Glad you got it on. Hence this thread. But you could have explained how you finally managed to get it on. What effort was involved, how much metal came off from winding the cog ...

Drivetrain noise
May 15, 2015 08:01 PM in General Discussion

Ha ha. Too true. And that applies to so many others. And to think they've done research on this too. Amazing. ;)

Drivetrain noise
May 15, 2015 04:53 AM in General Discussion

Remember NJS is a standard that components are built to. Sheldon Brown and Wikipedia. Eg, one brand of chain is no better than another brand of chain. This goes for every comp...

Drivetrain noise
May 2, 2015 11:49 AM in General Discussion

A friend of mine had the opportunity to use those power cranks for a few months, a year or so ago. He said that they did make a difference with leg strength and pedalling tech...

170mm cranks aren't more powerful than 165mm
April 4, 2015 10:59 AM in General Discussion

Oh Cee Dee. What Alex the Lion said in Madagascar, 'Melman, it's all in your head.' You have to tighten the cranks the right amount. Too much and over time you'll run the...

Square taper BB and chainline
March 18, 2015 11:50 AM in General Discussion

Flats for commuting. Hills for riding. Rolling hills at that. More interesting. The challenge of big or steep hills is good, but having to get off and walk sucks. Humiliatin...

The ______ vs. _______ Thread
March 9, 2015 01:04 AM in General Discussion

If you're riding in such detrimental conditions for your bike. Run sealed bearing hubs, bottom bracket and pedals. You can get headsets that have a seal to stop the gunk and cra...

Lube advice
March 3, 2015 07:36 AM in General Discussion

That's good value Moose. If the bike isn't doing jumps, or being hit by a car. Anything that can bend them. And the spline/taper is looked after. Then they should last forever...

The ______ vs. _______ Thread
March 3, 2015 06:37 AM in General Discussion

^++. What GromCake has said is about the best advice for any nube to bicycles. Not limited to cranks either. But the complete bike. Even sram s100 would do the trick. Mine are...

The ______ vs. _______ Thread
February 1, 2015 06:36 PM in General Discussion

Breaking in noise! Ha ha.

FJTP09 Crank set fucking up my frame.
February 1, 2015 11:23 AM in General Discussion

Karl??? I don't know how. I always teach the apprentices that work with me 'Don't put your finger where you wouldn't put your dick.' You too could use this advice.

Slideshow function
February 1, 2015 11:17 AM in General Discussion

Here I am thinking how hard can these cranks be to set up. The day those cranks went on you should've noticed something was up. Only just clears the frame spinning freely then...

FJTP09 Crank set fucking up my frame.
February 1, 2015 11:06 AM in General Discussion

That's what mates do. Buy the shitbox car. Buy the ugly bike. Go out with the skanky girl. Buy a tri spoke. It's their life not yours. They'll learn from their mistakes. Just li...

My friend is a hipster hipster
January 26, 2015 07:22 PM in General Discussion

Woke up this morning and it's changed! Karl the website listened to you. Just don't hold your breath till the next one.

Slideshow function
January 26, 2015 07:17 PM in General Discussion

Realize? I know they do. Depending on what technology/components are used. But they all use the same basic tool set. Allen keys and spanners. And the odd ball tool depending. ...

Bike Mechanics
January 26, 2015 11:40 AM in General Discussion

Don't we have featured bike? It changes every month or so. Not fast enough I guess. It costs money, resources and time to make those changes, set ups. This site is free, has n...

Slideshow function
January 26, 2015 11:36 AM in General Discussion

What's the difference between a track bike, fixed gear, single speed, racing/trails BMX? Nothing really. Just a variation of a theme. It's the technology that's different. If yo...

Bike Mechanics
January 25, 2015 11:21 PM in General Discussion

^ ha ha. Yeah I agree there. Fixed a flat and can adjust brakes doesn't make a really good mechanic.

Bike Mechanics
January 25, 2015 10:14 PM in General Discussion

BMX mechanic's box is a hammer. Ha ha. Definitely had a prominent position in there. BB and headset bearing cups, crown race on the forks. No access to a press or a vice, they...

Bike Mechanics
January 25, 2015 03:56 AM in General Discussion

Open forum, anyone can say anything. If aimed at me, I wasn't being a smart arse. But I can be one if you like. How the hell are we (pedalroom community) supposed to know wh...

Bike Mechanics