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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
a bike problem
« on: March 28, 2010, 11:42:18 PM »
so ive knackerd my pedals again >.<

i think

thats what a bike mechanic told me last time it made this revolting noise...

its the pedals of the middle bit ive forgotten the name where the cranks go into in the middle of the bike

im going to check with him tomorrow

but who can recommend some good pedals?

that i wont need silly shoes for, by the way this is a 24 speed bike and im quite heavy and tall which adds to the fact i need strong pedals

so suggestions please :D

thanks

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #1 on: March 29, 2010, 12:14:04 AM »
I'm trying to get a gig as a bike mechanic.  I am limited on my knowledge of mountain and road bikes.  I used to be heavily into BMX, but never really got into making mountain bikes cuz all the good parts are far too expensive for me!

I can't really help but what's your budget? and what abuse to you put the bike thru?
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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #2 on: March 29, 2010, 06:51:38 AM »
Sounds like you've knackered your bottom bracket :-\

The good news is its a cheap fix, so you can either repack and relube the one you've got, or buy a mountain bike one that are properly sealed in the first place :)

Check with www.wiggle.co.uk for the best price/service :tu:

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #3 on: March 29, 2010, 09:27:41 AM »
you cant beat DMR v8's go for the sealed version they last forever  :tu: and whats wrong with silly shoes  :D although i use Spuds with shimano MTB shoes so i can still walk normally and not like a penguin like i did back in the 90's  :rofl:

paul
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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #4 on: March 29, 2010, 06:20:00 PM »
kmarr - my bike dosent really get abused its normally just used on roads or bike paths looking back i wish i got a road bike

mike- ill get it checked out  :tu: thanks for the info last time i got told its the pedals and that worked for a bit so thats why i thought it might be that this time

zed- i normally ride my bike to work so i wear steel toed boots that s wy i dont want one i have to wear silly shoes for :)

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #5 on: March 29, 2010, 06:24:45 PM »
kmarr - my bike dosent really get abused its normally just used on roads or bike paths looking back i wish i got a road bike

mike- ill get it checked out  :tu: thanks for the info last time i got told its the pedals and that worked for a bit so thats why i thought it might be that this time

zed- i normally ride my bike to work so i wear steel toed boots that s wy i dont want one i have to wear silly shoes for :)

 :D my shoes arnt silly  ::)
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
Re: a bike problem
« Reply #6 on: March 29, 2010, 07:05:18 PM »
kmarr - my bike dosent really get abused its normally just used on roads or bike paths looking back i wish i got a road bike

mike- ill get it checked out  :tu: thanks for the info last time i got told its the pedals and that worked for a bit so thats why i thought it might be that this time

zed- i normally ride my bike to work so i wear steel toed boots that s wy i dont want one i have to wear silly shoes for :)

 :D my shoes arnt silly  ::)

are you sure :P

nah id just prefer to use normal shoes i think it would be easier

do you need special shoes for egg beaters?

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #7 on: March 29, 2010, 07:08:24 PM »
kmarr - my bike dosent really get abused its normally just used on roads or bike paths looking back i wish i got a road bike

mike- ill get it checked out  :tu: thanks for the info last time i got told its the pedals and that worked for a bit so thats why i thought it might be that this time

zed- i normally ride my bike to work so i wear steel toed boots that s wy i dont want one i have to wear silly shoes for :)

 :D my shoes arnt silly  ::)

are you sure :P

nah id just prefer to use normal shoes i think it would be easier

do you need special shoes for egg beaters?

you will need the same type of cycling shoes but different cleats, egg beaters are good as good mud release but no good for what you want mate, shame you wasnt close as i have some pedals here you could have,

paul 
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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #8 on: March 29, 2010, 07:23:14 PM »
I'm  not a professional by any means but from my experience I hate egg beaters for pedals.  I have these things they call campus pedals (i think) on one side they are a regular pedal on the other they'll snap into a cleat.  I love em.  Probably not the coolest cycling pedal out there but I love em. 

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #9 on: March 29, 2010, 07:28:24 PM »
I'm  not a professional by any means but from my experience I hate egg beaters for pedals.  I have these things they call campus pedals (i think) on one side they are a regular pedal on the other they'll snap into a cleat.  I love em.  Probably not the coolest cycling pedal out there but I love em. 

i tried similar ones from shimano but i prefer SPD's double sided , i do sometimes put flatties on my MTB if im just going around town, but my MTB shimano shoes look ok with jeans and the cleats are resest so dont effect my walking, now back in the 90's when i raced road bikes that was a different story  :D walked everywhere like a smurf , i used look and time back then, but when shimano brought out SPD's i grabbed em, and ive never looked back, i never used SPD's for bmx racing though thats just plain wrong  ;)
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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #10 on: March 29, 2010, 07:33:58 PM »
I'm  not a professional by any means but from my experience I hate egg beaters for pedals.  I have these things they call campus pedals (i think) on one side they are a regular pedal on the other they'll snap into a cleat.  I love em.  Probably not the coolest cycling pedal out there but I love em. 

i tried similar ones from shimano but i prefer SPD's double sided , i do sometimes put flatties on my MTB if im just going around town, but my MTB shimano shoes look ok with jeans and the cleats are resest so dont effect my walking, now back in the 90's when i raced road bikes that was a different story  :D walked everywhere like a Colorful Enunciation , i used look and time back then, but when shimano brought out SPD's i grabbed em, and ive never looked back, i never used SPD's for bmx racing though thats just plain wrong  ;)
That's why I use the campus pedals...I only have one pair of shoes and they aren't the most comfortable or stable shoes to walk around in.  I've busted my butt several times while wearing them.  If I just have to run out to the store or something I just use regular shoes and the flat side of the pedal.  Going to work or something I just carrying my regular shoes in the bag and use the cleats.  I need to get a pair of MTB shoes. 

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #11 on: March 29, 2010, 07:38:05 PM »
I'm  not a professional by any means but from my experience I hate egg beaters for pedals.  I have these things they call campus pedals (i think) on one side they are a regular pedal on the other they'll snap into a cleat.  I love em.  Probably not the coolest cycling pedal out there but I love em. 

i tried similar ones from shimano but i prefer SPD's double sided , i do sometimes put flatties on my MTB if im just going around town, but my MTB shimano shoes look ok with jeans and the cleats are resest so dont effect my walking, now back in the 90's when i raced road bikes that was a different story  :D walked everywhere like a Colorful Enunciation , i used look and time back then, but when shimano brought out SPD's i grabbed em, and ive never looked back, i never used SPD's for bmx racing though thats just plain wrong  ;)
That's why I use the campus pedals...I only have one pair of shoes and they aren't the most comfortable or stable shoes to walk around in.  I've busted my butt several times while wearing them.  If I just have to run out to the store or something I just use regular shoes and the flat side of the pedal.  Going to work or something I just carrying my regular shoes in the bag and use the cleats.  I need to get a pair of MTB shoes. 

mountain bike shoes are the way to go mate, i even use them on my road bike these days as very comfy and versatile, 
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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #12 on: May 05, 2010, 06:17:09 AM »
Psh... clips and straps for me. Keep your SPD. I want to ride in shoes that are comfortable for walking around later. The cleats may be in the sole, but they are still stiff soled.




I'm retro grouchy like that.

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #13 on: May 05, 2010, 09:46:26 AM »
Psh... clips and straps for me. Keep your SPD. I want to ride in shoes that are comfortable for walking around later. The cleats may be in the sole, but they are still stiff soled.




I'm retro grouchy like that.

there the middle ages  :D i started racing with clips and straps but wtisted my ankle badly with them, once clippless came out ive never turned back, stiff soles are better for long rides, but TBH i walk around in my shimano MTB shoes all day with no issues, but since i come from a bmx background i tend to use more flattie type pedals on my MTB's these days and leave the clipless on my road bike,  :tu:

paul
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
Re: a bike problem
« Reply #14 on: May 05, 2010, 06:32:25 PM »
it wasnt my pedals, it was the bottom bracket its all fixed now, bought a new rear disc as its warped and got some new lock on grips, not odi though as they only had them in silver  :rofl: the ones i got lock on near the gears and have great grip :)

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #15 on: May 05, 2010, 06:33:16 PM »
it wasnt my pedals, it was the bottom bracket its all fixed now, bought a new rear disc as its warped and got some new lock on grips, not odi though as they only had them in silver  :rofl: the ones i got lock on near the gears and have great grip :)

 :ahhh  ive got one here on a wheel i picked up, you could of had it  :-\
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
Re: a bike problem
« Reply #16 on: May 05, 2010, 06:39:15 PM »
its just getting it here that d be trouble :/

ill be sure to say next time just in case  :)

i now feel like i wasted £20  :rofl:

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #17 on: May 05, 2010, 06:45:41 PM »
its just getting it here that d be trouble :/

ill be sure to say next time just in case  :)

i now feel like i wasted £20  :rofl:

mate i would of taken the disk of the wheel, postage would of been what £3 or less,  :D  well if your other disk goes give me a shout  :tu:
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
Re: a bike problem
« Reply #18 on: May 05, 2010, 07:48:49 PM »
its just getting it here that d be trouble :/

ill be sure to say next time just in case  :)

i now feel like i wasted £20  :rofl:

mate i would of taken the disk of the wheel, postage would of been what £3 or less,  :D  well if your other disk goes give me a shout  :tu:

its not perfect but its still good for now, i have no cllue how it warped, probably going down the crazy offroad hills i do :P

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #19 on: May 05, 2010, 07:49:56 PM »
its just getting it here that d be trouble :/

ill be sure to say next time just in case  :)

i now feel like i wasted £20  :rofl:

mate i would of taken the disk of the wheel, postage would of been what £3 or less,  :D  well if your other disk goes give me a shout  :tu:

its not perfect but its still good for now, i have no cllue how it warped, probably going down the crazy offroad hills i do :P

yeah its mainly heat ryan, and as they get thinner with age they warp once cooling
Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
Re: a bike problem
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2010, 07:54:39 PM »
next it will be the pads  ::)

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2010, 07:57:31 PM »
I ride devil pedals on my bike >:D

Flat... with metal spikes kicking out just to bugger up my legs. But they hold skate shoes on plenty hard enough for DH riding. Glad you got sorted man.

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2010, 10:35:06 PM »
Yep, bicycle disk's REALLY don't like heat :-\

After a heavy breaking session, give them 5 mins to cool of mate, and you'll be fine :)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
Re: a bike problem
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2010, 10:37:43 PM »
Yep, bicycle disk's REALLY don't like heat :-\

After a heavy breaking session, give them 5 mins to cool of mate, and you'll be fine :)

you mean dont break anymore for 5 mins?

hmm well if it will save me some £££ i will

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2010, 10:48:18 PM »
Yep, bicycle disk's REALLY don't like heat :-\

After a heavy breaking session, give them 5 mins to cool of mate, and you'll be fine :)

you mean dont break anymore for 5 mins?

hmm well if it will save me some £££ i will
Yeah, just have a sit down and a drink every now and then,and by the time your ready to ride the should of cooled down again :)

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
Re: a bike problem
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2010, 10:49:28 PM »
luckily these hills dont appear to often :/ ill just have to not break next time, or fit 2 sets of breaks to my bike  :D

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2010, 10:50:14 PM »
luckily these hills dont appear to often :/ ill just have to not break next time, or fit 2 sets of breaks to my bike  :D
Just put your feet down instead :D

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Absolutely No Life Club Posts: 5,240 buh
Re: a bike problem
« Reply #27 on: May 09, 2010, 11:36:27 AM »
 ::) im thinking either the dic has some oil on it or my pads are knaff as it dosent lock when i break like it used too  ??? any ideas ill  check later but i cba to take the break apart at the moment  :rofl:

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Re: a bike problem
« Reply #28 on: May 09, 2010, 12:11:44 PM »

I have solved all your pedal and bottom bracket problems,  8)



but seriously my daughter has one of these and you wouldn't believe the speed a 4 year old can achieve on one of these things  :ahhh

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Chief of the Absolutely No Life Club! Abandon All Hope Ye Who Enter Here... Posts: 43,090 Why haven't you got a Farmer yet!
Re: a bike problem
« Reply #29 on: May 09, 2010, 01:43:33 PM »
::) im thinking either the dic has some oil on it or my pads are knaff as it dosent lock when i break like it used too  ??? any ideas ill  check later but i cba to take the break apart at the moment  :rofl:
Is it a hydraulic or cable operated disk ???

If it's cable, then it'll just need adjusting, which is a 2 minute job :)

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