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What frustrates you the most when it comes to maintaining your bike?

Old 08-27-22, 04:48 AM
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What frustrates you the most when it comes to maintaining your bike?

Hello, kind cyclists all over the world.
I have one really important question. I am really curious to see your answers.
What frustrates you the most when it comes to maintaining your bike?
Thanks,
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Old 08-27-22, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by Aleksa2 View Post
What frustrates you the most when it comes to maintaining your bike?
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Nothing really....my bikes require very simple and minimal maintenance.
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Old 08-27-22, 05:45 AM
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Whether I should wax the chain, or lube it. That's the burning question.
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Whether I should wax the chain, or lube it. That's the burning question.
C'mon now... gotta keep an open mind.
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Old 08-27-22, 05:58 AM
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Putting those damned thumb ruining tubeless tires on every 6-8 weeks.
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When some component gets stuck and can’t be removed.
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Nothing. Half the fun for me is working on my bike.
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Old 08-27-22, 09:29 AM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
Putting those damned thumb ruining tubeless tires on every 6-8 weeks.
Why do you have to do it more than once per tire lifetime?
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Old 08-27-22, 09:38 AM
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Rebuilding a loose ball hub and coming up short while re-packing.
Then, eventually making the trip to the bike shop to purchase a single ball-bearing.
Humiliation at its best.
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Old 08-27-22, 10:03 AM
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Had a set of tires once that sometimes took me days of trying to get on and off the rims. So tight that even without airing them up the spokes lost measurable tension. The one good thing that came from the accident that took out that bike, I don’t have to deal with those tires anymore.

As an on going thing, I generally really enjoy bike maintenance. But I will get frustrated on upgrade projects involving BB or cranks, to usually find there is yet another special tool I need. I don’t mind having to get one, I just hate that it delays the project.
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Old 08-27-22, 10:16 AM
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I guess what currently frustrates me most is my tool box while nice is not set up as well as I would like and setting it up how I would like is doable but would require a new box and really some Kaizen foam (or maybe something else) and a nice laser cutter and that is all expensive and since I don't make a living from my home tool box there is really no need to go all out like that.
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Frames that are so tight on brake clearance that you can't remove or install a wheel without letting the air out of the tires.

Also, pad adjustments on old post-mount canti brakes. Usually found on bikes with the above clearance issues, smh.
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Old 08-27-22, 12:45 PM
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The usual suspects - tires and chains.
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Originally Posted by Polaris OBark View Post
Why do you have to do it more than once per tire lifetime?
I do not understand you, as usual.

Every 8 weeks, the tire is toast. I put a new one on. I do not like the difficulty putting a GP5000 TR S on. It is difficult. I have weak hands due to neuro issues and the tire/rim mfgs can't get their **** together.
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Old 08-27-22, 02:50 PM
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Keeping it clean. Especially when riding in the rain or after a rain.
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Old 08-27-22, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post

Every 8 weeks, the tire is toast. I put a new one on.
Your tires wear out every 8 weeks ?...You must be riding an insane amount of miles everyday.
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Old 08-27-22, 03:25 PM
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Brake rub
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Old 08-27-22, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by wolfchild View Post
Your tires wear out every 8 weeks ?...You must be riding an insane amount of miles everyday.
What is your question?

Or you just being a jerk as usual
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Old 08-27-22, 03:47 PM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
What is your question?

Or you just being a jerk as usual
what indicators do you use to gauge if the tire needs replacing? Youre changing them very frequently
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Old 08-27-22, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by GhostRider62 View Post
What is your question?

Or you just being a jerk as usual
It's was an honest question... I am surprised that good quality tires would wear out needing replacement after only 8 weeks.
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Old 08-27-22, 07:40 PM
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If I have to spend money like ordering a new set of tires or even new chain. I could barely pay my bills so it's a struggle. I had to cut back on my rides to only once or twice a week to stretch the life of my equipment. I make up for it with time on the stationary bike. At least the stationary bike doesn't seem to need any maintenance at all, almost cost-free to use.
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Old 08-27-22, 08:13 PM
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hate/love relationship with tubeless tires.

love:
when you get a tiny hole and you see it self seal.

hate:
maintaining 10+ tubeless tires/wheels. it's pain constantly checking sealant level
when the sealant does not work, having to remove the tire on the side of the road and clean all that sealant out before installing a tube
swapping tubeless tires for another tire at home. it's such a pain to try and remove all the sealant off the rim and tire, insert new tubeless tire and save the semi cleaned used tubeless tire
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the higher cost associated to cheap shtuff.
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Having to check pressure and inflate the tires. I can't just hop on the bike and go.
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Removing pedal dustcaps that havent been removed in 50 years. I like my Lyotard and Atom pedals.
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