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    Dead silent today so I've done something right....

    Dead silent today so I've done something right. Mind you, I did use a lot of lube, as that wears off over the next few days (as wax does), we'll find out if that's the issue or it was something else.
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    Cleanliness is indeed your friend. I should have...

    Cleanliness is indeed your friend. I should have a bottle of Shellite here somewhere but do you reckon I could find it? I don't know if you have the stuff (it might be a brand name) but it's a clear,...
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    Glad to see someone's still on the topic. Thanks....

    Glad to see someone's still on the topic. Thanks. I'll bear it in mind. My biggest concern at the moment is the chainring, you expect wear but I haven't seen this sort of thing before.
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    I become very brittle below -46 deg C

    I become very brittle below -46 deg C
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    Can't help with the brands. Keep your bike...

    Can't help with the brands.
    Keep your bike inside.
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    cyclebucket.com also works ... but it insists on...

    cyclebucket.com also works ... but it insists on resizing pictures even if you tell it not to, so if they're already at the right size, I just specify the size they are.
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    You can post the money straight to me. As stated...

    You can post the money straight to me. As stated in my first post, the cranks are tight :)
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    I didn't remove the pedals. I did check to see...

    I didn't remove the pedals. I did check to see they felt okay on the bike and they did. My reason for not removing them is that they are relatively young and I don't want to do everything only to...
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    It's over 100 F, I've no aircon and the...

    It's over 100 F, I've no aircon and the Hillbrick's drive train is in pieces on the floor. No flightiness here ... besides, I was joining in the fun by having a shot at you lot :P
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    Look you lot. This is a thread about chain lube....

    Look you lot. This is a thread about chain lube. Where are the insults and fights? Such threads can only ever be battle zones on bike forums. Quite frankly, I'm ashamed of you.


    FWIW - I use...
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    Masterful understatement. Pity, it looks like a...

    Masterful understatement.
    Pity, it looks like a nice frame but if it doesn't fit, it doesn't fit and you won't enjoy riding it.
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    Hmm, I'd expect a much longer life from a modern,...

    Hmm, I'd expect a much longer life from a modern, cartridge BB than this, and the bloody thing's not rebuildable. Is this part the much lauded advantages of modern kit?

    Anyways, looks like I have...
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    Actually, she's got the Miche Supertype seat post...

    Actually, she's got the Miche Supertype seat post with the fancy locking clamp as well as the normal clamp. The main clamp worked loose recently and I just did it up again. I might just release...
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    Yeah, I'm aware of that one. I can stand beside...

    Yeah, I'm aware of that one. I can stand beside the bike and put my body weight on the pedal and get the creak. Having said that, it's probably not a bad move to remove and regrease anyway, just as...
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    The traditional noisy chain question ...

    and I reckon I know the answer, just making sure I'm checking all the alternatives.

    The bike: My Hillbrick (steel frame) - Miche Express chainring in excellent condition, Surly cog in excellent...
  16. Thread: Bike Racks...

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    I drive a little MG hatchback (2005 ZR160) and I...

    I drive a little MG hatchback (2005 ZR160) and I went the towbar route. Because we only got 48 of them here, a bolt on job wasn't easily available unless I wanted to import one from England, so I...
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    I would ignore average cadences completely,...

    I would ignore average cadences completely, particularly in an urban area. You need long periods of steady riding to get an average over 80 because everytime you stop or slow down, that average is...
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    I'm a librarian, specifically, I catalogue books...

    I'm a librarian, specifically, I catalogue books for libraries (we're a library supply firm). As it happens, I spend most of my time fixing up the cockups made by the American Library of Congress -...
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    There are a variety of hubs. Some have threads on...

    There are a variety of hubs. Some have threads on one side only and if these didn't have the facility to take a locking ring, you'd be looking at SS only.

    The sort of hub you're thinking of is...
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    That's more likely to be your technique, you're...

    That's more likely to be your technique, you're letting your feet fall behind the pedals during the slack part of the circuit then taking up the tension as you put on the power. You'll get used to it...
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    Why have you bought this wheel? It's not suitable...

    Why have you bought this wheel? It's not suitable for the road.
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    Make sure you get square wheels, the round ones...

    Make sure you get square wheels, the round ones have a bad habit of rolling backwards when you stop on a hill :)

    Using and Eno hub for chain tension or going SS with a tensioner?
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    Why on earth did he bother locking it?

    Why on earth did he bother locking it?
  24. My ZR was actually an Aussie specific model - we...

    My ZR was actually an Aussie specific model - we set up a dealership network and imported 48 about 6 months before MG-Rover went belly up. Most were sold in the liquidation auctions. Having said...
  25. It's funny about the WRX, it really is an awesome...

    It's funny about the WRX, it really is an awesome car. My son's is the 2.5l version and that thing has absolutely no concept of hills, it just powers up anything. And the four wheel drive means it...
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