Component Life

Workshop tales, trials and disasters.
Maintenance tips, techniques and myths.
Technical discussion, description and outright lies

Postby mikesbytes » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:12 am

You can get smaller than 50, but you might as well leave it as it is, as you will start to use the big ring more and more as you get stronger.
A helmet saved my life
User avatar
mikesbytes
Super Mod
Super Mod
 
Posts: 14780
Joined: Thu Dec 01, 2005 10:42 pm
Location: Tempe, Sydney

by BNA » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:15 am

BNA
 

Postby Aushiker » Wed Apr 30, 2008 11:15 am

mikesbytes wrote:You can get smaller than 50, but you might as well leave it as it is, as you will start to use the big ring more and more as you get stronger.

Okay.

Andrew
"Pedal-pounding pounce" - D. Fluellen - West Australian 13/1/14
Image
User avatar
Aushiker
 
Posts: 20089
Joined: Tue Jun 05, 2007 1:55 pm
Location: Fremantle, WA

Postby cjmonke » Wed Apr 30, 2008 12:48 pm

To head back to the original question as to how long components last. What should we be looking for to suggest that some components are on their last legs?
Bish
---------------------------------------
Cycling - Passion or Obsession???
Let's go for a ride and work it out...
'08- Amiata Venezia
cjmonke
 
Posts: 44
Joined: Sun Mar 09, 2008 9:54 pm
Location: Padbury, Perth, WA

Postby sogood » Wed Apr 30, 2008 1:15 pm

cjmonke wrote:To head back to the original question as to how long components last. What should we be looking for to suggest that some components are on their last legs?

Chain "stretched", cogs worn like shark fins, jockey wheels worn to a point, cables rusty and hard to shift, cables with broken strands, tyres squared due to wear and repeated punctures, noisy bearing etc etc.

Sheldon Brown's site is great for learning about these things.
Bianchi, Ridley, Montague, GT, Garmin and All things Apple :)
RK wrote:And that is Wikipedia - I can write my own definition.
User avatar
sogood
 
Posts: 16929
Joined: Thu Aug 31, 2006 7:31 am
Location: Sydney AU

Previous

Return to The Shed

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users



Popular Bike Shops
Torpedo 7 Torpedo7 AU
Ground Effect Ground Effect NZ
Chain Reaction Cycles CRC UK
Wiggle Wiggle UK
Ebay Ebay AU

“Bicycles BNA Twitter
“Bicycles BNA Facebook
“Google+ BNA Google+
“Bicycles BNA Newsletter

> FREE BNA Stickers
> BNA Cycling Kit