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Clydesdales/Athenas (200+ lb / 91+ kg) Looking to lose that spare tire? Ideal weight 200+? Frustrated being a large cyclist in a sport geared for the ultra-light? Learn about the bikes and parts that can take the abuse of a heavier cyclist, how to keep your body going while losing the weight, and get support from others who've been successful.

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Old 01-08-07, 07:47 PM   #26
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NOOOOO the rear axle inside the rear hub BROKE.. rode it for 8 miles yesterday. noticed a squeeking so i had a friend drop me off closer to home and rode 1/4 mile home.. the rear wheel was rubbing on the frame so i adjusted the skewer.. got home to repack the rear hubs (i havent done.. i dont think it has been done since factory..) took off the skewer and the the axle is torn at one of the threadS!! someone help! do i need to buy a new axle??? that means new cassette?? that means new derailler?? that means me sad and broke...
Axle replacement isn't bad....get the appropriate quick release axle and make sure the hub isn't damaged.

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http://sheldonbrown.com/diy/index.html
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Old 01-08-07, 08:00 PM   #27
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phew.. thought i was in under my head... but yeah i found some cheap wheels on craiglist that made me thought i can have a separate chain and wheel set for a ss... but then again i think i'll stick to the cheapter side of things and getting my axle replaced.. oh and the hub is fine.. i cleaned it up.. looked to see if there are any bends.. appears not to have anything. and the hub is a shimano too lol

ps. sorry for the bad punctuation, im in a jittery mood
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phew.. thought i was in under my head... but yeah i found some cheap wheels on craiglist that made me thought i can have a separate chain and wheel set for a ss... but then again i think i'll stick to the cheapter side of things and getting my axle replaced.. oh and the hub is fine.. i cleaned it up.. looked to see if there are any bends.. appears not to have anything. and the hub is a shimano too lol

ps. sorry for the bad punctuation, im in a jittery mood
No biggie! You thought you'd just trashed half your drive train! No worries!

Just don't let life run you over...older bikes often require some TLC to bring them back!
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thanx so much tom.. once im done with all the work and replacing what needs to be replaced pix will be up too
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thanx so much tom.. once im done with all the work and replacing what needs to be replaced pix will be up too
Cool, looking forward to seeing the finished project!
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ugh.. just when i fixed the axle.. now my bottom bracket is making some weird scraping noise. MAN!
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Congrats on the new bike! i just got an old trek in good condition. other then the weight specific things I'll start customizing it when i get more proficient as a rider.

Can't wait to see the pics!
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ugh.. just when i fixed the axle.. now my bottom bracket is making some weird scraping noise. MAN!
Yep, the joys of an older bike! Just think of how good you'll feel when you get it done! Sounds like at least a bearing job onm the BB. I'd replace it with a sealed BB, frankly!
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im thinking a campy chorus or centaur sealed double.. i tried the teflon tape technique too.. didnt work. but all in all my motto for this project is "love hurts"
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Congrats on the new bike! i just got an old trek in good condition. other then the weight specific things I'll start customizing it when i get more proficient as a rider.

Can't wait to see the pics!
yeah thats my plan! just to get it running and slowly upgrade the components as i go on...
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it was the lockring on the cassette making the noise.. had my lbs fix it for 10 bucks... got some new brakes.. got new tires.. now im all set.. did another 7 mile run last night in the freakkin wind... man was that tough
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okae here's a preview i just snapped.. ill set up my studio and backdrop and shoot it with my d-slr next week.


edit: i also picked up a specialized milano 175 seat today.. WHAT A DIFFERENCE ON MY ASSETS

also story for today: rode 6 miles with a friend. friends chain broke at 2.5 miles.. when i reached the 3 mile turnaround i thought i dusted him cuz i started sprinting at around 2.75 miles. went back and found out about the chain. he held on to my belt and i pedaled back th rest of the 2.5 miles draggin his ass and his heavy smith and wesson mtb.. good work out on the legs i'll tell yah!
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That looks very nice. You're going to have a lot of fun riding that!
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okae here's a preview i just snapped.. ill set up my studio and backdrop and shoot it with my d-slr next week.


edit: i also picked up a specialized milano 175 seat today.. WHAT A DIFFERENCE ON MY ASSETS

also story for today: rode 6 miles with a friend. friends chain broke at 2.5 miles.. when i reached the 3 mile turnaround i thought i dusted him cuz i started sprinting at around 2.75 miles. went back and found out about the chain. he held on to my belt and i pedaled back th rest of the 2.5 miles draggin his ass and his heavy smith and wesson mtb.. good work out on the legs i'll tell yah!
Looks a bit different than when you started it off.....my compliments on a good rescue!
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Looks a bit different than when you started it off.....my compliments on a good rescue!
thanx. yeah most obvious is the paint. the new seat. the used cinelli "giro d' italia" 64-40 drops with old school tape and new tektro brake levers. i replaced the tires and brake pads, and basically did all the work including repacking all bearings. the lbs did the cables, and installed the headset. thanx to this site for all the info! im hoping on starting a nishiki fixie pretty soon. either that or upgrading the drivetrain to a 10 speed cassette and wheelset to 700c on this bike.
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so i've been riding pretty constantly (3-9 miles/day) and for the past 2 nights i've been hittin a speed radar bout .5 mile from my house.. last night my best was 29 mph before the cops started getting suspicious and the night before it was 30mph.. here is a vid from last night

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so i've been riding pretty constantly (3-9 miles/day) and for the past 2 nights i've been hittin a speed radar bout .5 mile from my house.. last night my best was 29 mph before the cops started getting suspicious and the night before it was 30mph.. here is a vid from last night

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Get down in to the drops and get a bit more aero and you might just pick a mile or three up /hr! Good job though!
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Get down in to the drops and get a bit more aero and you might just pick a mile or three up /hr! Good job though!
yeah thats what i did with the 30mph but it wasnt videotaped.. we'll try it again later this week..

edit thanx for the youtube comment lol
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man i just did a front flip... front wheel straight up looks like a potato chip now. searching CL for a used set of 27ers
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that seems painful, how did you do this?
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Well, the wheel is replaceable! Buy a new wheel and salvage that hub and build a spare. You can either sell it and recoup your loss or have a spare that way! Glad you weren't hurt! If I had a spare 27" alloy wheel, we could work something out, very likely (Likely shipping cost only), but I don't!
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that seems painful, how did you do this?
i was peddling hard.. i heard a light popping coming from the front wheel, then i blinked once and did a front flip then started rolling the next second. only thing damaged was the new milano seat that i JUST bought, it has a couple of scratches on the back. and of course the whole front wheel..

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Well, the wheel is replaceable! Buy a new wheel and salvage that hub and build a spare. You can either sell it and recoup your loss or have a spare that way! Glad you weren't hurt! If I had a spare 27" alloy wheel, we could work something out, very likely (Likely shipping cost only), but I don't!
the hub was cracked on both sides of the ball bearing races.. grease was leaking out. probably not salvagable. they were nice shimano ones too.. time to run 32/32!


this whole event reminds me to buy a good helmet.. sooner or later!
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