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Old 10-31-2009, 01:55 PM
lovehamr lovehamr is offline
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Default Re: High Speed Rear Blowouts

Originally Posted by bairdco View Post
i like the dark ages. and besides, they've had three piece cranks since the late 1800's. and overhauling an ashtabula type one piece crank is a lot easier and a few hundred dollars cheaper than a new euro bottom bracket. and you only need one wrench.
Make that a pedal wrench a large farmer's tool (adjustable wrench) and a screwdriver. Don't really know what you mean by "euro" bottom bracket. But with a cartrige style BB or an even newer outboard bearing BB you do need a wrench for the crank bolts (self extracting) and the BB socket. We can have a crank and BB swap race if you like. 8-) And you can get cart. BBs for like $25. Slap it in and forget it, no adjustments at all.

Originally Posted by bairdco View Post
i'm not arguing, i actually understand and agree with what you're saying about high-end bikes, but nobody's putting motors on 10,000 dollar road bikes. not that i've seen, anyway. and it would be funny if someone did, because they'd end up with a motored bike that's slower than they could pedal.
I'll go with you on the $10k thing but there is a wide gulf between a walmart $99 special and that 10 grand puppy. For just a couple hundred bucks at a bike store you can get a bike that is lightyears ahead of the dep store junk. Does everyone need it? Of course not, but it sure could make life easier. I was planning on motoring a Kona 29er that I've got but come to think about it I might have to put that puppy on an old Airborne Ti frame that's not doing anything! LOL

Originally Posted by bairdco View Post
i've never had one just suddenly slip and get cut. it usually takes a few days or weeks of neglect before that happens. it's a 5 minute fix.
Same here.
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