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Education We Like to Ride Bicycles

Discussion in 'General' started by RTT, 8 May 2008.

  1. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    OH. MAH. GAWD.

    I hate bike shops, and I hate waiting... My saga continues... Having been told that my bike had been dispatched and would be 'here' on monday or tuesday, I go down to day to collect it, only to find.....

    IT DOESN'T EXIST! OOH MMMMAAA GAWD!

    No Trek 1.2 D's with a 60cm frame have been in the UK for 2 weeks... And now, I've gotta wait until AT LEAST the 11th of May... that an entire month after it was ordered... having said that, if its not here by the 15th I get 10% off the bike, and then 10% of the original price to spend in the store. :( pff
     
  2. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    Where you getting it from?

    The site i linked earlier with the Scott i fancy isn't doing delivery on there treks, i wonder if there is a supply problem.
     
  3. Guest-23315

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    Yar, its from SBR in Windsor... apparantly there is a Europe wide shortage of Trek road bikes..
     
  4. steveo_mcg

    steveo_mcg What's a Dremel?

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    Ah, i think that settles it i'll get the scott.
     
  5. Hwulex

    Hwulex What's a Dremel?

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    So I've had the Furious about a month now and it's bloody brilliant! :D

    Been down to Rogate for some FR and a couple trips to FoD for a bit of light DH and it just eats it up. Still taking it a bit easy as I'm only five months on from a broken knee but I'm certainly getting there again.

    The bike:
    [​IMG]

    And a vid of it being ridden on a wee trail I built, filmed by me, of me riding (yeah, it took ages):
    Clay Pigeons on PinkBike.


    Had paperwork through in the post today for my 2.5 months in Whistler starting June 13. Flight booked, deposit paid, ROLL ON JUNE WOOOHOO!
     
  6. Otis1337

    Otis1337 aka - Ripp3r

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    updated my bike sins the last post, so here it is...
    also i fitted some nuke proof - war head bars, E.13 supercharge bash ring, and crank ring which isnt in this photo..

    [​IMG]

    [​IMG]
     
  7. RTT

    RTT #parp

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    noice :D
     
  8. yodasarmpit

    yodasarmpit No longer the other Brett.

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    Nice vid Dom. :thumb:
     
  9. RinSewand

    RinSewand What's a Dremel?

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    nice vid!

    right - wondering if you guys could assist - in building my bike (or rather, collecting parts for it) i've realised i need a few specialist tool. I've come up with a way to mount the headset stuff... so far i know i need a device to help me screw in the bottom bracket - before i hunt tools out and order them - are there any other specialist item's i may need aside from spanners, screwdrivers, hammers, hacksaws and pliers? Also any recomended lubricants (as i don't even posses oil atm!) and places to lubricate other than "anywhere that moves".

    taa!

    RwD
     
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  10. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    looking through my toolbox, i've got a crank puller, a cassette tool, a chain whip and cone wrenches. the only one of those you'll need for assembly is the cassette tool, but the others are good to have and not too expensive.

    i use locally made lube, the guys at the bike shop here have formulated some stuff that works really well for the trails here, and i use phil's waterproof grease which i think is also a local specialty. check at your shop to see what they recommend. the lube you use should be dependent on how dusty/wet your trails are. lube only goes on your chain and your pulleys. other joints should get grease.
     
  11. Malvolio

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    Basic guideline as far as lubrication is to lube anything that moves, or anything that fits into something else (bolts, seatpost, ect). I personally never lube my seatpost, or pedal threads, and I've never had a problem with anything seizing, but it is one of those standard industry practices.

    For tools, just make sure you have a damn good set of allan keys, rubber mallet, cone wrenches (very thin open-box wrenches), good ratchet set, large crescent wrench (with a mouth that can open about 2-3"), a good, large pipe-wrench (you wouldn't believe how much that has saved my ass), good phillips #1 and #2, good small and medium flat-head screwdriver, good quality chain-break (I would never use anything without Park on the handle), and whatever installation tools are needed by your bottom bracket (external BB's need different tools than internal BB's).

    Optional tools would be a Y-tool (two varients, one with three allan keys in a Y formation, or three sockets in a Y formation), pedal wrench, reaming tools, frame squares, crank puller, spoke wrenches (it's something you've got to learn some day), taps, heili-coils (along with their respective install kit), good cordless drill, torque wrench, chain whip, freewheel/cassette tools, ect.

    For lubricants, I go with Finish Line oil and grease. Never had any issues with that brand, and I've been using them for years both at shops and at home.
     
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  12. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    As far as lubing goes I say go for the cheapest. I use chain saw chain oil myself - the bike specific stuff is a massive rip-off.
     
  13. Guest-23315

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    WD40/Silicon Lubricant?
     
  14. Ramble

    Ramble Ginger Nut

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    No idea about silicon based lubes - provided they don't break down easily and and the required thickness/thinness I can't see why not.
    WD40 is not advisable - it's mostly solvent so it'll strip out anything in your chain first - doesn't carry a lot of lube as that is not what it's designed for plus it'll break down fast and leave your chain dry (and dirty as hell).
     
  15. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    I got a load of GT85 when it was cheap at halfords (lying gits that they are) paid £3 for a can, bargain since it's £5 everywhere else :)
     
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  16. Cookie Monster

    Cookie Monster Multimodder

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    I use GT85, TF2 or TF4.

    Don't use WD40, I can't remember exactly something to do with it having no teflon in I think. I'll find out and get back to you.
     
  17. DougEdey

    DougEdey I pwn all your storage

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    Mines GT85 as well...

    WD40 has acidic components as Ramble said, it strips off all the inbuild weather proofing on the gears and chain
     
  18. Malvolio

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    WD-40 is about the worst thing you could ever do to your bike. It eats rubber seals, strips away any form of lubrication thats ever touched whatever it's being sprayed on, and needs to be cleaned off before you can lube the object again.

    I've seen far too many chains, headsets, bottom brackets, fork seals, bushings, ect absolutely destroyed by some idiot with a can of WD-40 than I ever want to remember.

    It's a mineral-based degreaser. Thats all. Use it on locks, or to clean random, non-mission critical parts, but never let it get within fifteen meters of your bike. Ever.

    Every time somebody uses WD-40 on their bike, god kills a handicapped kitten. Then drinks it's blood. And eats it's cheeks with a tall glass of chardonnay on the side.
     
  19. mars-bar-man

    mars-bar-man Side bewb.

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    Use a Teflon based lube, normal oil just attracts and holds dirt, and don't use WD-40 due to the above reasons.
     
  20. Unicorn

    Unicorn Uniform November India

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    +1, ruined only one cheapo bike before I learned my lesson about WD40. Would never let it anywhere near my current ones.
     

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