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    Small questions thread!

    want to know about shoes, bags, cogs, or campy chain ring bolts but don't want to start a new thread because you know the board is already flooded with repeats? Post your questions here!

    I'll even start.

    something in my drive chain is kind of loud and persistent. i cleaned and lubed the chain today but its still there. everything is really smooth, but could it still be the bottom bracket anyway?

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    do you have mismatched chainring, cog, or chain widths?
    3/32, 1/8, etc.

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    everything is 1/8

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    then i suggest delving into your bb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kidtwisty View Post
    do you have mismatched chainring, cog, or chain widths?
    3/32, 1/8, etc.
    I put on a 1/8 chain and cog yesterday but my chainring is 3/32. could this be why it's noisy now? I thought maybe it was just cus my new chain is cheap. everything was 3/32 before.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
    I admire ladies that can post in SS/Fixie.

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    that could be one reason. the other could be if your chainring is hold. cogs/chains/chainrings wear out with eachother so when you change one it can cause there to be some extra noise since everythings not perfectly matching up anymore

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    hmm the chainring is "new" to me, but I got it used for $5 at the swap... doesn't look worn out tho. but certainly used, as opposed to the brand new cog.
    Quote Originally Posted by Brian
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    Quote Originally Posted by tehz View Post
    something in my drive chain is kind of loud and persistent.
    Define loud and persistent. Clicking? Creaking?

    One trick to see if it is your BB is to take the chain off, put your ear on the saddle, and spin the cranks. You should hear a whooshing sound if the BB is fine. Any grittiness will be easily heard.

    If you're hearing a creak, take your BB out and grease the threads in your shell really well. A click could be anything from a pedal to a loose chainring bolt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by geoGraphicFTD View Post
    hmm the chainring is "new" to me, but I got it used for $5 at the swap... doesn't look worn out tho. but certainly used, as opposed to the brand new cog.
    If you have a knew chain on a worn chainring you will be able to tell by installing the chain and looking at how it meshes with the teeth from the side.

    Sheldon Brown also has an pretty comprehensive page on his site about noisy bikes.

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    Hmmm ok my "small question" is:

    Where can i get a 1" threaded track fork? A carbon with alloy fork would be cool (like wound up).

    edit - dont need it. i ended up just going threaDLESS
    Last edited by I_luv_hooters; 12-29-07 at 06:12 PM.

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    Will my size 11 feet fit into an xl mks gr-9 pedal? I also need some wheels for my girlfriends old Peugeot. Oh yeah they are 24 inch wheels.

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    Not exactly track, but either Performance or Nashbar has a cheap 1" carbon fork.

    jim


    Quote Originally Posted by I_luv_hooters View Post
    Hmmm ok my "small question" is:

    Where can i get a 1" threaded track fork? A carbon with alloy fork would be cool (like wound up).

    honestly i don't think this small questions thread will work. people will still act annoyed if you ask a question that was ever asked before. people act as if its a waste of their time to read something they've read before, but they will take time to write out their frustrations. HA
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    how wants to make velo-babies with me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by fetch View Post
    how wants to make velo-babies with me?
    thats no small question!

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    Should I get Arrospok?
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    Am I a fake if I buy Deep-V's. Am I a fake if I don't buy Deep-V's only because I am worried people will think I am a fake if I have them?
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    if you jackasses would latch on to this thread we could cut down on at least some of the insanely repeated threads that plague this board.

    yes you should get arrospok

    yes buying deep v's will make you faek ppl

    i h8 faek ppl

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    where is a search feature so I don't make repeated threads?(I tried finding one to no avail)

    EDIT: Of course as soon as I posted that I realized where it was.

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    Sorry about the lame Arrospok post, I couldn't resist.

    What's the best way for me to try out riding only a fixie for a while, without having to commit to one? I work at an LBS, so I MIGHT be able to work out a sort of loaner program. The thing is, next year I'm moving out into a dorm (although only a few miles down the road), but I won't need my road bike's gearing anymore, as downtown/campus is flat enough to run fixed (I'll have brakes 'cause I'm lame and like my knees).

    Yes, I can ride a fixie.
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    it would not be a bad idea to just buy a basic fixed rear wheel for a hundred or however much and just sell if you aren't feeling it.

    i guess that would only work if your road frame has not-vertical drop outs though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by yonderboy View Post
    Define loud and persistent. Clicking? Creaking?

    One trick to see if it is your BB is to take the chain off, put your ear on the saddle, and spin the cranks. You should hear a whooshing sound if the BB is fine. Any grittiness will be easily heard.

    If you're hearing a creak, take your BB out and grease the threads in your shell really well. A click could be anything from a pedal to a loose chainring bolt.
    If you hear creaking, always check your chainring bolts first, one of them could be loose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doogieboogie View Post
    Will my size 11 feet fit into an xl mks gr-9 pedal? I also need some wheels for my girlfriends old Peugeot. Oh yeah they are 24 inch wheels.
    I don't know about the gr-9s, but I wear 11.5 and my sylvan tracks with XL clips fit like a glove.... errrr, sock I guess.
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    yeah man, she was in jail.
    being in jail gets you all the ladies.
    that, and having a track bike of course.

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    Fuji or Bianchi?
    (450usd) or (570usd)

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    Quote Originally Posted by K_phomma View Post
    Fuji or Bianchi?
    (450usd) or (570usd)
    Hmmm... Hokie Spokes is a Fuji Dealer. That's not a half-bad idea. They've gone to a threadless 1 1/8" this year too. AND I could probably get one at lower cost.

    I'll talk to my boss about it Monday.
    It's bad when you're 19 and people consider you an "old geezer" in the current FG community.

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    When can I find the Goldfinger brake lever in 25.4mm?
    In reference to Martha Stewart:
    Quote Originally Posted by kidtwisty View Post
    yeah man, she was in jail.
    being in jail gets you all the ladies.
    that, and having a track bike of course.

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