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Old 03-22-07, 03:40 PM   #21651
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Very sweet. You're faster already
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Old 03-22-07, 03:52 PM   #21652
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ehh? if you have a chain tool, why bother with a magic link thingy? i always removed links with a chain tool, and put chains back together with a chain tool. no magic link thingy here.

but it'll work either way.

edit: jet, you are effing tall.
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Old 03-22-07, 03:53 PM   #21653
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I hope the city gets some street cleaners out soon to suck up all the winter grime.

It's friggen messy out there with the rain.
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Old 03-22-07, 04:08 PM   #21654
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Yeah, I liked it a lot as a SS but I got a cheap deal on the black 105 9-speed shifters, so it is back to gears. It is really nice so far. I guess I should get some black cranks but meh, it works great right now. I am getting it dialled in right now, so there is no handlebar tape yet, just in case I want to move the brifters around a bit.

I have a quick question actually, for the mechanics: I think the chain is too long as I am jumping a couple of gears, can I use the magic link thingy that came with the chain (Ultegra 9-speed) to open the chain and then knock a couple of links off? Or is best to just use the chain-tool anywhere on the chain and use a new magic link thingy? Thanks for any help.

Shimano chains use a specific pin type link. If you got a master link it is prolly not Shimano. Do NOT break Shimano chains the regular way. when you break one you have to knock the link pin all the way out and replace it with the appropriate pin. There are master type links that will work. If it is skipping more likely it is a sticky link than the chain being too long.
upon closer inspection of the pic...yer chain looks to be too long. With the chain on the big ring and smallest cog a vertical line should pass thru the 2 jockey wheel bolts.
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i'm always here, i'm just quiet
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Old 03-22-07, 04:11 PM   #21656
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damnit! I left work and my right pedal/crankarm/cleat/something felt a little weird and wobbly. It got worse really quickly and so I pulled in to check it out. I've been hearing a squeaking noise occasionally for the past few weeks and so I thought maybe my bottom bracket bit the dust or a crankarm had loosened or something.. turns out my pedal had unthreaded about 75% of the way. I next to La Carerra so I popped in to use a wrench and I couldn't get the pedal to thread in straight! Do you think I fawked the threads in the crankarm in that short distance? The ones on the pedal looked fine. grrr! Of course, I was so annoying I just torqued it in there anyway which probably will result in me toasting the threads on my eggbeaters as well, but I was *not* walking/ttc'ing it home.
The pedal will be fine. The Alu crank arm on the other hand will prolly be stripped or cross threaded. I may have a used one for replacement.
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Old 03-22-07, 04:53 PM   #21657
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Shimano chains use a specific pin type link. If you got a master link it is prolly not Shimano. Do NOT break Shimano chains the regular way. when you break one you have to knock the link pin all the way out and replace it with the appropriate pin. There are master type links that will work. If it is skipping more likely it is a sticky link than the chain being too long.
upon closer inspection of the pic...yer chain looks to be too long. With the chain on the big ring and smallest cog a vertical line should pass thru the 2 jockey wheel bolts.
Thanks for the input; yes, that is how I figured out that the chain is too long by seeing it in the photo. I have a couple of master links somewhere in my apartment, I will get it fixed up tomorrow, too gnackered to be bothered now and the bike is still pretty wet. Thanks again.
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Old 03-22-07, 04:58 PM   #21658
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Masterlink ftw. The shimano chains with the replacement pin idea is just moronic.
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Old 03-22-07, 05:50 PM   #21659
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Hey K I'll be yer agent, arrange everything for you for 60% + expenses

line up, line up, awesome online diagnostics available, $50.00 per .jpg 100kb limit please, right this way sir, thank you sir, you're too kind!
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Old 03-22-07, 05:54 PM   #21660
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So that party was good? Keith showed up eventually? I went homebody, but I figure to go on that poker ride for fun Saturday, in foghat mode, slow ride take it easy

anyone ever play that battlefield 2? damn! I think I'm going too then to bed. Where was this game when I was 9!?
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Old 03-22-07, 05:56 PM   #21661
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Hrm, I've tried to put together a chain with the tool but I always have a hard time with getting the pin into the links perfectly.

Hmm that whole pin thing is kind of news to me. Normally I just push it through the chain tool adjust & push it back in, wiggle & twist to get the stiffness out. Guess Iíve been a bit lucky with it not breaking on me.
A black crank would look wicked on there, but looks great none the less what works. Works.

Cavit8: nice wheels
Somnambulant: hope you donít have to replace those light weight RPM beauties. Ha Ha
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Old 03-22-07, 06:08 PM   #21662
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Most chain pins are peened so if you use a chain tool you shear the peening off ( ) and the pin won't reseat properly. I tend to use the magic link thingy and just drop links as needed. Brief blurb on peening and shearing here
http://www.parktool.com/repair/readhowto.asp?id=25

Oh, and I'm feeling happy if a little poorer.

nice lightweights. i trust you will be removing the spoke protector post haste...
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Old 03-22-07, 06:23 PM   #21663
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Old 03-22-07, 06:36 PM   #21664
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nice lightweights. i trust you will be removing the spoke protector post haste...
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anyone ever play that battlefield 2? damn! I think I'm going too then to bed. Where was this game when I was 9!?
Shiznaz does, we should get a bikeforums BF2 team going

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Old 03-22-07, 06:45 PM   #21665
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just thought I'd share my inspiration for good day's ride:

http://www.fixedgeargallery.com/arti...ottlarkin1.htm
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Old 03-22-07, 07:04 PM   #21666
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@cavit8: h0tt wheels!

Man what a beautiful night. I'm gettin' pretty stoked with this hoody/tshirt only business. Work has been so nuts it's been nice to get a sunny warm ride home. Had to run some foodie errands in the market as well so got to fart around a lil' and take my time getting home.

I've just transfered some pics from last night to my machine. I'll post a link later - if my sorry old ass doesn't fall asleep early again.
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Old 03-22-07, 07:54 PM   #21667
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Somnambulant: hope you donít have to replace those light weight RPM beauties. Ha Ha
hah.. indeed. My heart bleeds.. Then again, this bike has turned into The Beater, so it's not like I plan on replacing the crankset with anything nicer. Oh well, Lemond to work tomorrow.

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So that party was good? Keith showed up eventually? I went homebody, but I figure to go on that poker ride for fun Saturday, in foghat mode, slow ride take it easy

anyone ever play that battlefield 2? damn! I think I'm going too then to bed. Where was this game when I was 9!?
best post evar. foghat reference, incoherent rambling and video game addiction. what more could we ask for?

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Awesome! I saw that a couple years ago and it was Good Times. I'd definitely be into going again.
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Old 03-22-07, 08:00 PM   #21668
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nice lightweights. i trust you will be removing the spoke protector post haste...
No, I'll need it to anchor the tinfoil for my home-made aero wheel! After I venture to the 'shwa to pick them up.

Pinarello needed a new set of shoes
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best post evar. foghat reference, incoherent rambling and video game addiction. what more could we ask for?
Not much, some booze references would have been good. I'll work on a followup; now that God of War II has been released, my summer is pretty much shot.
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Not much, some booze references would have been good. I'll work on a followup; now that God of War II has been released, my summer is pretty much shot.
how is that game? looks interesting...and my son has a ps2...uh oh...
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I thought immediately this would be a quest type PC game not .Hell I have a PS2
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I have version 1 if you want to try it out. Not a good kids game, though.

http://www.us.playstation.com/Conten.../Site/main.asp
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I thought immediately this would be a quest type PC game not .Hell I have a PS2
ya a buddy of mine gave me SSX2 snowboarding and I havent stopped its addictive...
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I have version 1 if you want to try it out. Not a good kids game, though.

http://www.us.playstation.com/Conten.../Site/main.asp
ya man im down!
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anyone ever play that battlefield 2? damn! I think I'm going too then to bed. Where was this game when I was 9!?
Haven't played myself.

I've been hibernating these days getting my butt kicked playing Call of Duty 2.

I think we should start a BF Clan and combat these punk-ass kids...
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