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Old 09-29-11, 01:53 PM   #251
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Henry Rollins is a tool. Scrod, have you ever seen the article about Keith's hair getting tested in a lab and having arsenic or something in it?
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Old 09-29-11, 01:56 PM   #252
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I did see that. Vice Magazine tested it.
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I did see that. Vice Magazine tested it.
Yeah that's it. Hilarious. I'm doing my first BB pull and regrease tonight at an open shop. Any advice or beginner's mistakes I need to watch out for?
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Make sure you're not tightening when you should be loosening.

If you're using a Park Tool BBT-22, use a 2" bolt with the same diameter/threading as your crank arm bolt (if the shop has one) to hold the tool to the spindle before cranking away on it.
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Nds is reverse thread correct?
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Old 09-29-11, 02:41 PM   #256
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Why did you wait so long to close that Cinelli Mash thread??? (Rhetorical, you don't have to answer it)
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Nds is reverse thread correct?
Drive side. If you ever forget which side does what, just remember that tightening is opposite the direction the crank moves while pedaling forward.
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Old 09-30-11, 11:07 AM   #258
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Yeah, I realized your brain was backwards when I started pulling things apart haha.

So, the reason for the repairs was a creak in the drivetrain. All in all, I regreased the bottom bracket threads, greased and tightened the pedals, cleaned the chain, straightened the chainline, tightened and greased the chainring bolts, trued my rear wheel, and got a vintage Brooks B15 narrow with an aluminum post from the parts bin. All in all, a pretty productive 2 hours. However, I still have a creak. Whenever I change pedal directions with any force, it creaks like an old office chair. What am I missing here? Also, the Brooks has some cracking. Is there a way to fix that, or should I just oil it up so it doesn't crack anymore?
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Ha! Sorry about that dude. I read what I wrote and was like "uhhhhhh...."

It could be your pedal spindles. I had a creaky MMKS Sylvan that drove me nuts.
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Was any of that "The Evens" stuff any good? I never felt like Fugazi got bad but I never even gave the evens a chance.
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Ha! Sorry about that dude. I read what I wrote and was like "uhhhhhh...."

It could be your pedal spindles. I had a creaky MMKS Sylvan that drove me nuts.
No worries. It happens to me all the time. And by spindle you mean the part that actually goes into the pedal that I can't do anything about right? Mine are pretty beat up anyhow so I may have to get new ones soon.
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Was any of that "The Evens" stuff any good? I never felt like Fugazi got bad but I never even gave the evens a chance.
Fugazi was always pretty bad IMO.
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Well don't tell me you liked minor threat.
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Why? Minor Threat was an awesome early hardcore band - that sound nothing like Fugazi. Is it not possible to like one but not the other just because the same guy was in both bands?
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Of course it is possible. I just didn't think you'd be into the mother of all sXe bands is all.
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I grew up being a straight-edge kid in the 80s/early 90s playing in hardcore bands. Aside from that, straight-edge has nothing to do with what a great band they were. I still listen to Minor Threat very regularly. Some records never get old.
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Well I did do a search for the "Retro-Gression question page" to no avail can you reply with the link?
Yes I know better than to ask you a product question on this page.
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Well I did do a search for the "Retro-Gression question page" to no avail can you reply with the link?
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I grew up being a straight-edge kid in the 80s/early 90s playing in hardcore bands. Aside from that, straight-edge has nothing to do with what a great band they were. I still listen to Minor Threat very regularly. Some records never get old.
Are you still straight edge?
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No. I think I was 24 when I discovered how much I like beer.
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Am I uncool because I had to look up what straight edge was?
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