Bike Talk - parts, brands, tips, tricks
a group for people to talk "shop" and get down to the nitty gritty !
what parts do you use ? need advice on a bike set up ? any parts you would not use again ?
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Yes you do, but only if you're a drive-train perfectionist. 22 tooth granny rings are pretty standard, a 24 seems a little out of the ordinary, so unless your bike has something other than the normal 34 tooth middle and 42 tooth big dog, then you should be OK without any chain changing freakiness.
It may pay to put a turn or two on your derailleur tension screw (the one that sets how hard the chain is pulled away from the BB) but beyond that, stay out of the small cog when in granny and you'll be fine.
Thanks, its what came standard on my boulder, its good its called a granny gear, or grandpa in my case, I only run the 1-5 on the small 1-8 on the middle and 5-8 on the big to save the extreems. Ill have to count them your got me curios now.
Its a mix. I try to support my local bike shop as much as I can. For most things I use (chains, rings, arm warmers) are about on par with an online price + postage. For bigger things (cranksets, wheelsets etc) its hard to resist a 60% discount and fast shipping.
I recall talking about a high end set of wheels with a mechanic at one of my favourite LBS's. He said that I could get it landed from OS cheaper than he could get it wholesale. Kinda sucks a bit, but thats global economics for you.
It is good to support your local chap, but ur right ecomics vers loyalty.... That is until the LBS are all gone. Its a hard one.
Does anyone have a MMR style app prefererence? (Including IOS, Android, WP7)
I downloaded AllSport GPS free for Android. I haven't trialed it yet, though I am hoping to give it a good run tomorrow morning. I'll keep you posted.
I am not happy with MapMyRide either. Incoming SMS or notification stalls trip recording and the website is clunky. I am gonna try AllSport GPS. I have tried Endomondo once, not intuitive.
If you use it like you shouldn't you can get a rash. It is good for dribbling into shifter cable outers to keep gear changes smooth and to temporarily shut up creaky bottom brackets. My favourite is Rock and Roll Blue.
i agree Jason ! i also pull apart my shifters and put some in there also ;p
Rash?..... oh that explains alot!. Thanks for the tips guys.
on some bikes i've had, i've rubbed it into the tyre walls sort of like "tyre black", helps with cleaning them also, not much sticks!
Wooo. Its freaky how cool it looks now that BMC have pimped Cuddles' TT ride. Check out the custom super low position: http://www.cyclingnews.com/news/photos/bmc-pull-out-all-the-stops-for-evans-time-trial-bike/119749
Aero QR caps? Thats attention to detail.