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Old 06-03-09, 08:51 AM   #151
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Yup I've never had a problem with square taper BBs.

I never tried a outboard bearing BB. I think the rationale is that they allow for a thinner and larger diameter spindle, with more distance between bearing, so it should be lighter and stiffer.

IMO all this talk about lightness and stiffness, for frames, BBs, etc., is repeated by mags and people ad nauseam but has little to do with facts!
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Old 06-03-09, 10:38 AM   #152
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I ran the original outboard bearing cranks for about 10 years - Sweet Wings. Talk about high maintenance. The current crop are exactly the same design. Play eventually developed between the inner bearing race and the spindle due to wear on the spindle. The whole thing had to be disassembled frequently for cleaning to prevent seizing and to renew the Loctite that prevented everything working its way apart and causing early ends to my rides. Additional stiffness? No way. The whole frame flexes quite easily in the BB area on virtually every bike. Extra stiffness in the BB itself in unnoticed. My $.02
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Old 06-03-09, 12:29 PM   #153
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^^ The way I see it is like this: for most road riding, the only time I see flex is when I mash instead of spin. But we all know for most road situations you *aim* to spin, because you want higher cadence! I suppose when you're mountain biking or doing some cross there are legitimate times to mash, but its pretty bad to always be doing that on the road.

I mash waay to often
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Old 06-03-09, 12:34 PM   #154
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it's probably more noticeable for me because like i said, i've never had a really good square tapered bb

i'm sure the difference between a phil wood square taper bb and any external bb is negligable for the average rider

as with anything bike related, your opinion is probably shaped by your personal experiences, and i prefer an external bb
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Old 06-03-09, 01:10 PM   #155
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brad spotting on college

yelling at a driver and slapping their car
You make it sound so aggressive! It was just a heads-up.
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Old 06-03-09, 01:17 PM   #156
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haha my bad, didn't mean to make it sound aggro

that's why i said slapping, not hitting
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Old 06-03-09, 02:45 PM   #157
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anyone have a good way of cleaning threads? pedal, bottom bracket, etc

aside from degreaser, looking for a good way to clean inside the threads, i'm sure i'm missing an easy way to do it

edit: nevermind, wire brush seems to be doing it, just a pain to keep cleaning it

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Old 06-03-09, 04:19 PM   #158
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Old 06-03-09, 06:56 PM   #159
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Old 06-03-09, 10:19 PM   #160
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You make it sound so aggressive! It was just a heads-up.
I've wasted half of a perfectly good coffee on some womans hood before on college...
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Old 06-03-09, 10:32 PM   #161
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I dropped a slice of pizza the other day because of a guy in a Bronco. My fault mostly, there are these stupid metal plates all over Queen due to construction and it was raining and I was booking it to get home while the slice was hot and this guy in the Bronco was right on my ass so when I hit the metal plates, I kind of lost grip and, if he hadn't been right there, I would have cut into his lane. As it was, I decided it would be better to put both hands on the bars in order to get my balance back so I dropped the slice

Luckily, it was in a bag and I was able to salvage it but damn, I was still pissed that the guy was so close to me in the rain in a construction zone at night. Goof.
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Old 06-04-09, 05:43 AM   #162
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This whole situation sounds really awkward. I once watched someone carrying a new $2200 MacBook Pro in one hand as they cruised along Bloor on a BMX. I'm waiting to see the big screen TV strapped to a rack, tho.
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Old 06-04-09, 07:16 AM   #163
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ok guys, share your enthusiasm with me as I have just commuted for the first time.

yep, the cherry has been popped!

wasn't as bad/sweaty/smelly as i thought... either that or no one is saying anything.


on a side note, does any place in toronto stock this:


Park Tool SW-15C 3-way Internal Nipple Wrench

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  • Thin wall sockets to fit in the tight surroundings of most rims

great!
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Old 06-04-09, 07:46 AM   #164
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Had crash #2 of the season (#1 was at a MTB race awhile back). #2 happened last night in the Don during a ladder bridge FAIL. Went over the bars, the bike had its way with me and we both ended up in a heap on the ground. As some point mid-way through that steamy scene I bruised my ribs. Doff.

Oh well, the crash could have been (a lot) worse and I'm going to give the line that got me another try tonight. I demand satisfaction!

PS. I saw a driver almost right hook TWO cyclists this morning, which resulted in their combined commuter rage PLUS that of all the other riders around who saw it happen. It was like a bunch of cyclists forming together like a Voltron of righteous indignation.
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Old 06-04-09, 07:54 AM   #165
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This whole situation sounds really awkward. I once watched someone carrying a new $2200 MacBook Pro in one hand as they cruised along Bloor on a BMX. I'm waiting to see the big screen TV strapped to a rack, tho.
This video makes me cringe.. the guy is carrying $4K+ of camera equipment while riding no handed, in traffic.. not to mention the fact that he has provided video evidence of himself making a right on red w/o slowing (2:15) AND going through a police blocked street (3:55)
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Old 06-04-09, 08:00 AM   #166
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ok guys, share your enthusiasm with me as I have just commuted for the first time.

yep, the cherry has been popped!

wasn't as bad/sweaty/smelly as i thought... either that or no one is saying anything.


on a side note, does any place in toronto stock this:


Park Tool SW-15C 3-way Internal Nipple Wrench

  • Innovative three-way wrench with a square socket and 5mm and 5.5mm hex sockets to fi internal spoke nipples
  • Thin wall sockets to fit in the tight surroundings of most rims

great!
congrats, welcome to the club. in time you will learn to embrace your sweatiness and helmet hair, grasshopper.
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Old 06-04-09, 08:04 AM   #167
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in time you will learn to embrace your sweatiness and helmet hair, grasshopper.
For the record:

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Old 06-04-09, 09:37 AM   #168
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Now say it with me:

BALLER.
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Old 06-04-09, 10:15 AM   #169
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congrats, welcome to the club. in time you will learn to embrace your sweatiness and helmet hair, grasshopper.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/entertainment/8083479.stm
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Weird. Why would he commit suicide at the age of 72?

Nice biking day today, I just switched the rear cog on my GT to a 1 1/8 size, I think it might make things a bit quieter now.
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Weird. Why would he commit suicide at the age of 72?

Nice biking day today, I just switched the rear cog on my GT to a 1 1/8 size, I think it might make things a bit quieter now.
The Black Mamba did it.
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Old 06-04-09, 11:10 AM   #172
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... now that leads the mind to wonder.
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Old 06-04-09, 12:24 PM   #173
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That reminds me of the pastor in some southern state ('natch) who was found dead by his housekeeper, tied up and in a black S&M outfit with a ***** in his ass.
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Old 06-04-09, 02:07 PM   #174
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So i'm sitting in front of manic on college this afternoon enjoying some coffee and sunshine with a friend when two giant d-bags drive by in a Mercedes and blatantly throw a pop can out the window. Lucky for them they get the red light at bathurst. Being the good samaritan that I am I dutifully run over and fetch their lost property and return it to the passenger. As I hand it over i say something along the lines of "here you go, i think you dropped this." The passanger(who was dressed like he'd seen one too many eminem videos) thanked me graciously and promptly threw the can back on the street. I think to myself "wow! that's some bad luck!" But just then a friendly cyclist picked up the can and threw it as hard as she could right on the trunk ensuring it's safe return to it's rightful owners.
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So i'm sitting in front of manic on college this afternoon enjoying some coffee and sunshine with a friend when two giant d-bags drive by in a Mercedes and blatantly throw a pop can out the window. Lucky for them they get the red light at bathurst. Being the good samaritan that I am I dutifully run over and fetch their lost property and return it to the passenger. As I hand it over i say something along the lines of "here you go, i think you dropped this." The passanger(who was dressed like he'd seen one too many eminem videos) thanked me graciously and promptly threw the can back on the street. I think to myself "wow! that's some bad luck!" But just then a friendly cyclist picked up the can and threw it as hard as she could right on the trunk ensuring it's safe return to it's rightful owners.
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