Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 8 May 2008.
You married, too?
The usual freaking clicking noise which makes no sense and comes from apparently nowhere and goes away for whatever reason only to come back later. With my last bike I once got it sorted by changing the seat clamp.
It might also just be inside my head... I suppose that would be the most logical source, anyway.
Take everything apart, clean every part, apply fresh grease to every part, reassemble with torque wrench, sacrifice virgin to the Machine God.
Take bike outside, get five pedal turns, #CLICK#.
Abandon all hope, go to bike shop to buy some more.
Fail post, removed
This'll always be like that, I've had four different bikes, with different drivetrains, geared, fixed, single speed, with different manufacturers too (Shimano, Sram), and the only thing that works, and then doesn't is dismantle/grease/rRebuildWithTorqueWrench, and go mad as the clicks comes back e-ve-ry-time!
Removed, cleaned and greased just about everything seat post-related, but meh. Just **** it.
It just makes no sense whatsoever. After some thrashing it's as quiet as a bike with a chain guide and a freakishly noisy freewheel can be, but suddenly out of nowhere CLICK CLICK CLICK ****ING CLICK
I also had the chain off and tried to make the noise with only the bracket and the crankset, but to no avail.
Guys, I am looking to replace my knobbly tyres on my MTB for some semi slicks. I do not do much off road at all but don't fancy pure slicks (its a grip thing in my head)
So, I am looking for a cheap pair of tyres between £20 and £30. Can you recommend me anything
You looking at any form of off road traction? I run a full slick on my commuter without issue, something like some conti travel contacts of Schwalbe marathons,.
If you still want it useable off road id look at some Schwalbe Black jacks, conti vapors or WTB Nanos or trail blazers, they all have a tread to keep your rolling resistance lower
I've not noticed any difference between slicks and treaded tyres on roads, to be honest. It's a different story offroad or on loose surfaces, but on decent road surfaces I think slicks offer as much grip as equivalent treaded tyres, even in wet weather. Not like you're going to be aquaplaning on a bike.
Same most of winter I was riding full slicks an no issues. I think they worked out for a 25c tyre to aquaplane you would need to be doing about 200mph
But surely treaded tyres mean that you have less tyre surface in contact with the road, and thus less mechanical grip?
Cant say I've had a problem with front end grip, my winter set are Pro4 endurance. All the guys I know that crit use slicks solely for more traction.
I think the whole tread issue is a confidence thing. on the road the tread does nothing in my experience bar allow debris more chance to stick (mud poo grass) and has no noticeable impact on grip.
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