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Old 04-18-2010, 05:46 PM
BigJohn BigJohn is offline
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Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Savannah, GA
Posts: 32
Default Re: Just starting out, but addicted already!


Thanks for the advice. I just ordered a couple of Avid BB7 MTB Mechanical Disc Brakes (160mm). They look like they would stop a truck. I am going to mount these on my current bike and if they are as good as they look, I will get some more for the Jack Shaft build. I did notice that my rim brakes were taking a beating at these higher speeds and was beginning to wonder how long the pads would last. I didnt even think about them getting wet....yikes.

I know that opinions are subjective, but I am so new to cycling that I don't really rate an opinion yet. I am still lost on a couple of things. How can I tell if the the crank hub is right? If I use a Walmart bike or basically any cruiser, are the rear axel and derailleur high enough quality? or are they likely to break and kill me? Until this week, I though a Scwinn was top of the line. Do I need to buy a Cannondale or something like that? I don't want to spend a lot of money, but I want a durable, safe bike.

Which bike did you settle on? Or did you build it piecemeal from parts?

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