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08-15-19, 02:08 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 3,688
Posted By Bike Gremlin

I can't agree with your statements here. Based on...

I can't agree with your statements here. Based on my knowledge of theory and the practical experience:

If a square taper crank is properly installed (lubed, then torqued with appropriate force),...
07-16-19, 04:27 AM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,196
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Cable guides should be installed and cables /...

Cable guides should be installed and cables / housing routed properly. RD properly tuned, RD hanger aligned (if needed). Wheels aligned and securely fastened in the dropouts. Do double check all...
05-05-19, 01:11 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,013
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Shortest answer: No need to preventively...

Shortest answer:
No need to preventively replace them.


Longer answer:
Cartridge square taper BBs last for years and tens of thousands of miles - often, even in harsh riding conditions.
As...
05-04-19, 05:21 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,377
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Water and, primarily, dirt intrusion is the...

Water and, primarily, dirt intrusion is the nemesis of most bicycle bearings. So in those terms, a grease being long lasting doesn't make much of a difference past a year, or two (depending on riding...
Forum: Road Cycling
01-08-18, 02:09 AM
Replies: 259
Views: 27,684
Posted By Bike Gremlin

Similar thing goes for most other...

Similar thing goes for most other products/industries.

I think it's not ecologic to make things of low quality. It also makes no sense. Mass producing only good quality stuff that would last a...
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