Go Back  Bike Forums > Bike Forums > Bicycle Mechanics
Reload this Page >

It's Not Easy Being Green

Bicycle Mechanics Broken bottom bracket? Tacoed wheel? If you're having problems with your bicycle, or just need help fixing a flat, drop in here for the latest on bicycle mechanics & bicycle maintenance.

It's Not Easy Being Green


Old 10-15-06, 07:29 PM
Thread Starter
ShaftMan's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 30

Bikes: Dynamic Outback, Dynamic Sprint, Trek Fuel 80, Specialized Enduro

Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
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.

San Diego, CA
Attached Images
File Type: jpg
MY CHAINLESS ROAD BIKE.jpg (50.9 KB, 9 views)

Last edited by ShaftMan; 10-29-06 at 01:40 AM.
ShaftMan is offline  
Reply With Quote

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service