m@ wrote:aldifan wrote::x Clearer now on source of occasional noise in bottom bracket, after adjusting, fiddling checking derailleurs, pedals, cranks, seats etc I opened the sucker up and found a few bits of gravel in the bottom end. While I need roughage in my diet I do not need it in my bottom end. Unfortunately I can not get the left crank off without a crank removal tool/puller so I may need to go to an LBS to get one and some bottom bearings.
So how much has your $149 bike cost you so far?
I think aldifan is in pursuit of perfecting the Aldi bike - without regard to cost or time.