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Old 04-12-17, 07:57 PM
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Need some help setting up a SS CX Surly Steamroller.. I need to acquire a 42t(ish) front chainring (130bcd) and brakes that will accommodate 700c-35 tires.. I would pick stuff up from Scrod but he doesn't really stock these kind of items..

Good places to go shopping?
Origin8 sells aluminum chainrings in 42 tooth with 130 bcd for 3/32 chains on amazon. They run about $18, I have a 45t currently with about 500 mi on it. Not a bad chainring to figure out what gearing you like.

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I was thinking about going to a master link setup, mostly due to having bad experiences with connecting chains in the past (frozen links). Can someone point me to a good resource for how to connect chains?

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You need to get a chain tool with a spreader, such as the Park CT-7. When you first push the pin back into the outer plate, it will clamp the outer plates against the inner link, causing it to bind. You then place the link onto the spreader part of the tool to loosen it up enough to eliminate the binding.
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Can someone point me to a good resource for how to connect chains?
Here you go:

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So I'm guessing almost everyone here uses a master link, no?
I use master links. Convenient and secure. Can't imagine using a chain tool just to remove and clean the chain.
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Can't imagine using a chain tool just to remove and clean the chain.
So far I've been. But I assure you - I'm due for another chain soon. And that will have a quick link.
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I use master links. Convenient and secure. Can't imagine using a chain tool just to remove and clean the chain.
Tell that to Shimano and Campagnolo with their special joining pin BS. Who the hell wants to deal with that?
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Tell that to Shimano and Campagnolo with their special joining pin BS. Who the hell wants to deal with that?
I don't even like KMC's "Missing Link". F'n PITA.
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I don't even like KMC's "Missing Link". F'n PITA.
Yep. I am lucky if I can open one by hand. Get yourself some Wipperman Connex links if you can, those are very easy to open by hand.
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Yep. I am lucky if I can open one by hand. Get yourself some Wipperman Connex links if you can, those are very easy to open by hand.
I like plain old KMC master links. No hassles. They look just like the Connex ones. Traditional clip.
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Oh, huh, I think the Missing Link is great. If you've got the pliers, it works like a charm, although needing a specialized tool is annoying.

I don't love the traditional clip. In my experience, it's far more slippery and frustrating than the Missing Link during both installation and removal (although still far better than breaking the chain, of course). I kind of feel like I'm doing something wrong, but not sure what it would be.
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I always liked the clip. Easy to push on/off with a flathead screwdriver. Also easier to find when removing the chain. Missing link is fine too though, just kind of a pain to unlock if you don't have the tool (which I don't).
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I use master links. Convenient and secure. Can't imagine using a chain tool just to remove and clean the chain.
I just bit the bullet today and bought a new chain for the mtb, along with the park ct-5 chain tool. It was a little hard to grip the chain tool, but I was only using it to cut the chain to length. The chain is a KMC, which came with the missing link. All is good, just finished my first chain install! So excited. Definitely not going back to connecting pins lol.

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Hi,

Does anyone know if it's possible to service the bearings in a pedal like the one in this picture below?

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Should I get the regular wabis (again, I sold them with my Dolan) or go with the lighter ones? I am 195#
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Hi,

Does anyone know if it's possible to service the bearings in a pedal like the one in this picture below?

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Yes it is.

Remove the black nylon end caps at the outer extremities of pedals. That will reveal the pedal's innerds, to access these innerds you will need to use a ratchet and the respective socket you need to loosen the retaining nut that is holding the pedal spindle in place along with its supporting bearings and races.

Assuming these cheapie loose-ball bearing pedals, it'll look like this inside:


Clean out the old grease and repack with new grease. In the process, look for damaged ball bearings and pitted bearing races. Pitted bearing races can be the deal breaker, if they are pitted, your pedal will feel rough/ course no matter what, repack or not. Replace damaged bearings with ones of same size; a moot point if the prior is true.
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I found what seems like a good deal on a f.g. bike.It's an Eastern Lurker. Apparently it's a sister company of Gran Royale however I don't know anything about either of these companies.
The bike is a solid build with BMX components which could either be good or bad . The stem looks very tall and the cranks are straight bmx with a small sprocket like maybe 32 tooth.
My question ... Is this frame any good?
I looked for reviews but didn't find much on it . Anyone familiar?
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Oury-Replacement Suggestions?

Can anybody suggest grips to replace my Ourys? I like them, I'm just sick of my hands getting covered with melted rubber in the warmer months. I'm willing to give up some padding and grippiness if necessary. Please note that I use two brake levers on 48cm-wide risers so I can't use anything super long.
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Is the All City Big Block fork or a Soma straight Track Fork compatible geometry wise with a Mercier Kilo?
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Can anybody suggest grips to replace my Ourys? I like them, I'm just sick of my hands getting covered with melted rubber in the warmer months. I'm willing to give up some padding and grippiness if necessary. Please note that I use two brake levers on 48cm-wide risers so I can't use anything super long.
ESI 34mm Extra Chunky Silicone Grips in Tree Fort Bikes Grips
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Hi guys, first post here

Iím currently running double toe clips from BLB (size M) on my daily whip and Iím having a bit of a fitting problem. I canít use the first gates for the straps as they are too far in the front. Well I can, but I wonít have enough grip to brake properly then.
As Iíve seen many builds with properly fitted straps and BLB steel clips on the interwebs I assume the design has been updated? Or does that depend on the size of the cages?

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Maybe those cages aren't meant for those pedals?
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Hi guys, first post here

I’m currently running double toe clips from BLB (size M) on my daily whip and I’m having a bit of a fitting problem. I can’t use the first gates for the straps as they are too far in the front. Well I can, but I won’t have enough grip to brake properly then.
As I’ve seen many builds with properly fitted straps and BLB steel clips on the interwebs I assume the design has been updated? Or does that depend on the size of the cages?

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Maybe those cages aren't meant for those pedals?
Those look like MKS sylvans, the golden-standard of FG/SS pedals.

If you make cages that aren't compatible with them, you're doing something wrong.

Soma makes a proper "double gate" toe cage.

Your double cages should have the "gates" above the pedal platform in a manner such as this:
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Those look like MKS sylvans, the golden-standard of FG/SS pedals.

If you make cages that aren't compatible with them, you're doing something wrong.
Yeah, I'd be surprised if the cages wouldn't fit Sylvans.

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Your double cages should have the "gates" above the pedal platform in a manner such as this:
That's also my understanding of a standard fit. I wonder why mine are so odd
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Anyone heard of "Peloton" bike frames? There is one on CL here and I must say.. It looks sweet. NJS frame apparently but I can't find any info on this color scheme.. Thoughts? I am a sucker for pink bikes. What price would you guys pay for this bike?

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NJS Export has seven pages of Peloton frames for sale.

Two are pink but much darker than the frame in the CL advert.


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