I have some merino socks that I bought for hiking in the himalayas, they are pretty awesome when it's gettin cold, and if they get wet the are still warm. I think they are Icebreakers... I don't like cheap polypro as it smells bad once you sweat in it :P
Just a 6 sided spindle... but I learned a new trick! if you put a metal shim in the split (I used an old butter knife) and thread in the pinch bolt against the shim it spreads the crank a little, and you can slide it on easy! I grease everything :)
Hey, give the seat some time, your ass and the seat need to get used to each other, especially if you haven't ridden for ages.
If you are having issues with gears not changing right you can always take it back to the shop, even get them to show you how to tune the gears up. You will get some...
I agree that bike shops need to adapt or die! That's capitalism, baby.
I've recently ordered $500 worth of stuff from them for my Surly Long Haul Trucker. I did this because I could not get a built-up stock Long Haul Trucker from a LBS in my size in a reasonable amount of time. The...
Someone stole my old road bike, and I'd just ordered a new fixie wheelset for it! I think it may have been some opportunistic drunk person trying to...
drunk pedestrians weaving all over the path on my commute to work. I always have to slow down because you never know where they are going to wobble next. There are always at least two of them, and it's 8.30 - 9am most of the time! they always seem to be different people too!
yeah that looks like them! I feel like a dill for not noticing the lockring now. I guess it should be easy enough to get an upgraded centrelock one then cos pretty sure the one I have is the bottom of the line. Thanks :)
I got an STP2 with Shimano M415 mechanical discs - I want to swap out the rotors, but where it's got rotor bolts... they are just smooth pin looking things holding it on to the hub? How do I get these rotors off?
I am looking at getting a new crankset - I wanted to get the Shimano Deore FC-M590 triple, but this says it's a 9-speed, and I'm only running a 7 speed on the back. Will this work or will the chain be too wide for the 9 speed crankset?
bad bike experience
you know, my favorite bike shop is exactly as was described - the roadie, the track bike dude, the gnarly BMX dude, the MTB dude. The roadie also happened to be a genuinely awesome guy and the owner of the place. The first time I went there i bought a flat bar roadie after...