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That's another thing, need to take something abrasive to my rear calipers to get the top layer off. The guy I bought it off, in his infinite wisdom, cleaned the bike by rubbing the whole thing down with diesel.
[QUOTE=roflcakes;37165239]That's another thing, need to take something abrasive to my rear calipers to get the top layer off. The guy I bought it off, in his infinite wisdom, cleaned the bike by rubbing the whole thing down with diesel.[/QUOTE] Wait. Diesel. What?
Works as a release agent. Soak a rag with it and it'll cut through any grime. It'll also ruin rubber brake pads.
My broken hub btw [img]http://puu.sh/QqMA[/img] Closer up [img]http://puu.sh/QqML[/img]
Kinda looks like you've just unscrewed the seal on the bearings. try taking a spanner to it and seeing if you can tighten it up again. Not sure though, photos are p.blurry.
Spanner doesn't tighten it up. I tried it. Also, what should i know before buying a new hub? How to check if its good or bad?
It might be cheaper just to buy a whole new wheel if you don't want to reassemble the whole thing. Building a wheel up from the hub is a lot more difficult than just threading spokes through and tightening them up.
So what do you guys do about pinch flats? I got a really nasty one yesterday off a small jump.
[QUOTE=kart22racer;37198252]So what do you guys do about pinch flats? I got a really nasty one yesterday off a small jump.[/QUOTE] Never had one, are your tires up to pressure? Took some photos at the olympics - [url]http://imgur.com/a/L2IwK[/url]
[QUOTE=Fragmatic;37204269]Never had one, are your tires up to pressure? Took some photos at the olympics - [url]http://imgur.com/a/L2IwK[/url][/QUOTE] Hmm, i can't remember what they were at, i'll try pumping them up more next time, and those are very cool pictures, I missed mountain biking on tv.
[thumb]http://i1189.photobucket.com/albums/z425/declan54321/VikingGiro.jpg[/thumb] Not my picture by the way I bought this bike a while back. It's a pretty nice bike and hasn't failed me yet. I was riding along the road the other day as you do, head down but still paying attention to vehicles and such. I over took a car on a flat and smiled to myself only to meet them again at the traffic lights, then look round and see an L plate on their car and what I guess was an instructor by their side. Then look at the floor and see a speed limit of 20. To think I was so impressed. Resurfaced roads are such a pleasure to ride on, beats the horrible pot hole filled roads that used to be around.
Looks sexy. Damn, just 3 more days before I can start riding again but for some reason my break efficiency dropped to about 40% and sand from my last ride is stuck on my chain and gears and I need to lube it. I'm too damn lazy to go to my bike shop and get some chain lube so will some wd40 work?
In France right now and there was a commotion going on outside the place we're staying. Went to the veranda and the Tour du Limousin was going right past our doorstep. [editline]15th August 2012[/editline] [QUOTE=adam1172;37248074]Looks sexy. Damn, just 3 more days before I can start riding again but for some reason my break efficiency dropped to about 40% and sand from my last ride is stuck on my chain and gears and I need to lube it. I'm too damn lazy to go to my bike shop and get some chain lube so will some wd40 work?[/QUOTE] WD40 is not lube, it's a release agent. It'll get the sand off sure but it'll also degrease the chain. If you use WD40 on the chain make sure to re-oil it.
[QUOTE=roflcakes;37248223]In France right now and there was a commotion going on outside the place we're staying. Went to the veranda and the Tour du Limousin was going right past our doorstep. [editline]15th August 2012[/editline] WD40 is not lube, it's a release agent. It'll get the sand off sure but it'll also degrease the chain. If you use WD40 on the chain make sure to re-oil it.[/QUOTE] Alright then. I'll try to get lube if I have time tomorrow.
Furthermore, anyone who uses WD-40 on a bike; Bad idea. It you spray it and it gets in your seals it rots them. Bye bye seals. Use a proper PTFE lube instead.
[QUOTE=Slater;37300686]Furthermore, anyone who uses WD-40 on a bike; Bad idea. It you spray it and it gets in your seals it rots them. Bye bye seals. Use a proper PTFE lube instead.[/QUOTE] I wouldn't write it off completely, just be careful with it. I still use it to clean parts before regreasing them (that being said I should probably invest in a sealed BB already). Been on holiday for a while and my cycling callouses have gone down. Soon as I'm back home I'm gonna try and find some interesting rides in my area.
Still haven't got the time to go around and get some chain lube cause I'm outta town. Now my chain has more dust than sand. Can't wait to get back and get rockin. And get me some new gloves too.
So I recently tried my dad's recently acquired MTB in the forest around where I live, and it was fucking great riding around the narrow trails tread up by deer and dog-walkers. Something about violently pushing through bushes and across roots, and dodging rocks and trees is very exhilarating. One thing led to another and I currently have my own (bit cheaper, more basic) MTB en-route from ChainReaction.com. Will post pics as soon as I can. Don't think I would've gotten around trying if it wasn't for this thread (and the pics/videos posted here)!
Hey guys, I've never fully been into cycling (i.e. stuff you guys are talking about is going way past my head) but I usually commute to Uni on a bike. The bike is a piece of shit £100 hybrid that takes far too much energy to use especially up hills. I've been looking at getting a road bike as I want to start riding everywhere to stay fit and have fun. I have no clue what to be looking for when buying one but here's some things I need help with. Frame Size: I'm 6ft, what size frame should I be looking at? Price: I don't want to spend too much on the bike but will spend up to £300, will I get a good enough bike? Other: I'm probably looking at the wrong things for a bike, please let me know. I've been looking on Halfords and saw two that picked my interest, one is a Viking and the other is a Carrera. Viking - £219.99 - [url]http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_899669_langId_-1_categoryId_165710#tab2[/url] Carrera - £329.99 - [url]http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_810707_categoryId_165710_langId_-1?cm_sp=Intelligent_Offer-_-Product_List_Zone_1-_-Blank&iozone=PLPz1[/url] Are they any good? Worth paying the extra £100 or should I just get a Viking?
[QUOTE=Gibo990;37311857]Hey guys, I've never fully been into cycling (i.e. stuff you guys are talking about is going way past my head) but I usually commute to Uni on a bike. The bike is a piece of shit £100 hybrid that takes far too much energy to use especially up hills. I've been looking at getting a road bike as I want to start riding everywhere to stay fit and have fun. I have no clue what to be looking for when buying one but here's some things I need help with. Frame Size: I'm 6ft, what size frame should I be looking at? Price: I don't want to spend too much on the bike but will spend up to £300, will I get a good enough bike? Other: I'm probably looking at the wrong things for a bike, please let me know. I've been looking on Halfords and saw two that picked my interest, one is a Viking and the other is a Carrera. Viking - £219.99 - [URL]http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_899669_langId_-1_categoryId_165710#tab2[/URL] Carrera - £329.99 - [URL]http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/product_storeId_10001_catalogId_10151_productId_810707_categoryId_165710_langId_-1?cm_sp=Intelligent_Offer-_-Product_List_Zone_1-_-Blank&iozone=PLPz1[/URL] Are they any good? Worth paying the extra £100 or should I just get a Viking?[/QUOTE] The Carerra has better parts and and its weight is much lighter but Im not sure if its worth the price. I think Large size should fit you well. AFAIK, Large size are exactly made for 6ft and above. [editline]19th August 2012[/editline] Try looking at used bikes. I've seen some with much better parts for about £300.00.
Get an old tenspeed. If you're 6' anything from 54-58cm will be fine. It's generally better to buy a smaller frame and have loads of seatpost on show, as a smaller frame would weigh less. Check the length of the top tube as well. Some bicycles are geared up to be more town-bike style and have a shorter top tube, meaning you sit more upright and your arms will be in the wrong position if you want to get aerodynamic when cycling in to the wind.
Specialized Allez Good to go Y/N?
i think for the price of the allez (£550) you can do better, to me a entry level road bike should have 2012 tiagra and 10 spd or you might as well buy a cheaper hybrid
I'm thinking more of buying a second hand higher end Allez from last year or the year before Plus, its a roadbike, not a hybrid, already got a specialized stumpjumper hardtail as a hybrid sort of it p sweet
[QUOTE=Im Crimson;37311764]So I recently tried my dad's recently acquired MTB in the forest around where I live, and it was fucking great riding around the narrow trails tread up by deer and dog-walkers. Something about violently pushing through bushes and across roots, and dodging rocks and trees is very exhilarating. One thing led to another and I currently have my own (bit cheaper, more basic) MTB en-route from ChainReaction.com. Will post pics as soon as I can. Don't think I would've gotten around trying if it wasn't for this thread (and the pics/videos posted here)![/QUOTE] Welcome to Mountain Biking. We all hope you catch the bug because our sport is great fun :)
Looking at the pictures and videos. Crankworx Whistler looks really damn fun. I wish I was there, even just to spectate would be awesome.
One of my friends just got back from Whistler - said it was the best place in the world.
Went to [url]http://www.turnerbikes.com/[/url] Ok. What the fuck is happening in here.
And that's what happens when 12 year old's make websites! [SUB]Edited:[/SUB] OH GOD LOOK AT THE COMIC SANS!
Fuck. Yes. Here it is: [img]http://niggaupload.com/images/mwx8p.jpg[/img]
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