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It's Not Easy Being Green

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Old 10-15-06, 07:29 PM
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My Chainless Bike

Hi Group,

I just bought a new chainless bike from Dynamic(http://www.dynamicbicycles.com/). It's called a Sprint, roadbike. It's kind of a dual experiment in that I'm new to shaft drive bikes and roadbikes in general.



So far I find the Sprint is clean and easy to pedal. I can usually break
anything, so I tried to strip the bevel gears by torquing hard on the pedals. Put my 200+ pounds of pizza and beer into it. Couldn't budge the teeth. The Shimano 7 speed hub transmission didn't skip a beat either.

I wanted to see how the input bevel gear on the hub and driveshaft mate, so I
removed the rear wheel......A proceedure that's takes reading the manual
Rule Number 1: Do not lose the alignment washer and shims. Those things help keep the gear set in perfect alignment. Then I saw it.....The life blood of the whole driveshaft organism......Green Grease. That green stuff is clean and stays clean, unlike the sandy lube that goes 'round and 'round on my chain bikes.

After taking both wheels off, I brought them to one of the bike shops that was skiddish about working on my chainless bike and the tech touched up the spokes just fine. He wasn't scared of the bevel gear or the Green Grease which I had tried to wipe clean as best I could.

I even got him to sell me a tube of Park Tools, "Polylube 1000". It's green too.

Careful out there.

ShaftMan
San Diego, CA
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