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Old 02-21-16, 12:15 PM
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I thought you were cool till I saw the mopeds... Now you are the coolest.
Agreed. Those are really cool.
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Old 02-21-16, 12:36 PM
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Originally Posted by 50voltphantom View Post
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The Phil square taper BB I installed in November acts like it's over tightened/indexed if I let it sit overnight. Once I turn the cranks by hand a couple times it frees up and doesn't makes any noise when I spin it, but it doesn't spin freely like it should. Is it relatively easy to over-tourque the cups? I used a torque wrench and tightened them to the specified 40 N-m/30 ft-lb. I haven't removed it yet to assess the damage Any tips are appreciated.
The grease inside those bearings can be a little sticky at first (especially when it's cold outside) but I'm thinking your cups are a little too tight. Experiment a little. As long as there's no side-to-side play, the cups are tight enough.
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Old 02-21-16, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by OICU812a View Post
I thought you were cool till I saw the mopeds... Now you are the coolest.
Ha! Thanks, man. They're certainly a lot of fun.
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Old 02-21-16, 12:46 PM
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Old 02-22-16, 08:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
The grease inside those bearings can be a little sticky at first (especially when it's cold outside) but I'm thinking your cups are a little too tight. Experiment a little. As long as there's no side-to-side play, the cups are tight enough.
Thank you. I really hope the bearings aren't destroyed.
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Old 02-23-16, 09:19 AM
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Originally Posted by Scrodzilla View Post
The grease inside those bearings can be a little sticky at first (especially when it's cold outside) but I'm thinking your cups are a little too tight. Experiment a little. As long as there's no side-to-side play, the cups are tight enough.
So I removed the BB and one or both of the bearings are shot (probably over tightened). Is there way to replace these bearings without specialty tools or should I just send it to Phil?

I noticed their BB instructions spec 40 N-m and their all-in-one product torque spec sheet says 27 N-m. Interesting.
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Old 02-23-16, 09:25 AM
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I would just contact Phil Wood's service department directly. They're very easy to deal with.
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Old 02-24-16, 12:43 PM
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Dear Scrod,
Re: tipping mechanics - does the same rate apply as with food service? Or is there some scale that i'm unaware of?
I'd like to tip the mechanic who installed brakes/cables/bar tape. I'm relatively new to the shop so I don't know what his preferences are in terms of food/drank so cash it is for now.
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Old 02-24-16, 12:58 PM
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There's no actual "scale" (that I know of anyway) but a few bucks up and over what the actual charge is can't ever hurt, as long as the mechanic deserves it.

People here give us all kinds of stuff from cash to donuts to beer to gift certificates to weird little toys and it's always super appreciated no matter what it is.
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Old 02-28-16, 04:21 PM
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Scrod, have you ever taken the "Omnium" text off a set of the cranks? I want a set, but I think that logo on the crank arm is just ugly as hell.
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Old 02-28-16, 10:51 PM
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Originally Posted by AndjaVXC View Post
Scrod, have you ever taken the "Omnium" text off a set of the cranks? I want a set, but I think that logo on the crank arm is just ugly as hell.
Thank you for saying that...so many people love it and I think it looks like crap (partly because it isn't Scottish) however it still uses the GXP bottom bracket so even without the uggo logo crap cranks. Sugino 75 all the way!
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Old 02-29-16, 09:56 AM
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Originally Posted by AndjaVXC View Post
Scrod, have you ever taken the "Omnium" text off a set of the cranks? I want a set, but I think that logo on the crank arm is just ugly as hell.
The logo is laser-etched. You'd need to sand off quite a bit of material to get rid of it, then polish the crank arm (or have them re-anodized if you want black).
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Old 02-29-16, 01:25 PM
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Lame. It's the one thing keeping me from getting a set, I just think it's a hideous text/logo design.
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Old 02-29-16, 11:53 PM
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I got my Cinelli in the mail today, Scrod. No question here, just wanted to say thanks for the cool cockroach and thanks for being awesome.


To my bare eyes, it looks like the top of the head tube is dented like my Leader's was.... Hopefully I'm losing my mind. I'm taking it to have the headset pressed tomorrow and if the top bearing race won't seat I may lose my mind.
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Old 03-01-16, 12:19 AM
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Scrod can we hold hands
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Old 03-01-16, 12:39 AM
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Have any ezpz recipes that you feel like sharing at the moment? I'm hungry and want to make something tasty.
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Old 03-01-16, 10:44 AM
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Thoughts on Brick Lane Frames, specifically the BLB Classic R? Really digging it but don't know much about them.. Whats the weight of the 56cm?
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Old 03-01-16, 01:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Unkle Rico View Post
Thoughts on Brick Lane Frames, specifically the BLB Classic R? Really digging it but don't know much about them.. Whats the weight of the 56cm?
BLB makes nice framesets. The Classic R awesome if you're looking for something inexpensive but decent. The chrome lugs on the fork with the BLB logo on them look great.

I'm not at the shop to weigh a frame right now but it's what you'd expect a 56cm steel frame to weigh. Probably around the same as a Kilo TT of the same size.
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Old 03-02-16, 11:34 AM
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Cool. Thanks for the insight -- Looking to build a new steel framed bike, just weighing out my options. I know that you love the Bareknuckle a **** ton, so that might be another option. DECISIONS DECISIONS

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BLB makes nice framesets. The Classic R awesome if you're looking for something inexpensive but decent. The chrome lugs on the fork with the BLB logo on them look great.

I'm not at the shop to weigh a frame right now but it's what you'd expect a 56cm steel frame to weigh. Probably around the same as a Kilo TT of the same size.
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Old 03-02-16, 07:49 PM
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I got my Cinelli in the mail today, Scrod. No question here, just wanted to say thanks for the cool cockroach and thanks for being awesome.

To my bare eyes, it looks like the top of the head tube is dented like my Leader's was.... Hopefully I'm losing my mind. I'm taking it to have the headset pressed tomorrow and if the top bearing race won't seat I may lose my mind.
I know we've had a conversation about this via email but I just wanted to post here too so people didn't think I was ignoring you.

Cinelli is 100% amazing to deal with and I'm glad we were able to get you taken care of so quickly. You'll have your new frame early next week.
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Old 03-02-16, 07:57 PM
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Have any ezpz recipes that you feel like sharing at the moment? I'm hungry and want to make something tasty.

Just saw this. I hope you didn't starve!
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Old 03-02-16, 08:22 PM
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i still make horchata from the recipe you posted for me like 4 years ago, infact im probably gonna be making some this week

its the dopest **** ever in a second bottle on a hot ride
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i still make horchata from the recipe you posted for me like 4 years ago, infact im probably gonna be making some this week

its the dopest **** ever in a second bottle on a hot ride
Right? Horchata is the best drink ever!
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Old 03-02-16, 09:06 PM
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what kinda booze would you put in it? i tried tequila a couple years ago but iirc that was no bueno, maybe rum?

i dont know anything but whiskey lol
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Old 03-02-16, 09:07 PM
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Can either of you repost that recipe? I ****ing love horchata, and I'd def want to try my hand at making some.
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