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There was a local race in SF that I tried shooting but only got like 2 shots. Pretty neat to see even though I thought it was going to look like the TDF but everyone was not in a pack like a Peloton. So I actually had to merge like 3-4 photos in a single photo to look like there was a tons of riders there.




 
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Bike mechanics out there. I have a square taper bottom bracket seized on the driver side.
I was able to get the cup side out but can’t make the drive did budge. I know it’s reverse threaded.
Going to grab a cheater bar tomorrow but wanted to see other suggestions? I want to reuse and reduce any possible damage it possible.
 

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A longer lever should do it - sometimes pouring boiling water over the BB shell helps too - the outside expands a little and can help.
 
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A longer lever should do it - sometimes pouring boiling water over the BB shell helps too - the outside expands a little and can help.
Yea was thinking heating it as a last resort. I will go grab a bigger breaker bar and hopefully it budges. Used bike, and I have been pulling every single bolt out to grease it. Not a single ounce of grease was used on this bike. :smh:
 

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There was a local race in SF that I tried shooting but only got like 2 shots. Pretty neat to see even though I thought it was going to look like the TDF but everyone was not in a pack like a Peloton. So I actually had to merge like 3-4 photos in a single photo to look like there was a tons of riders there.





I was literally looking at a short clip on IG earlier








Bike mechanics out there. I have a square taper bottom bracket seized on the driver side.
I was able to get the cup side out but can’t make the drive did budge. I know it’s reverse threaded.
Going to grab a cheater bar tomorrow but wanted to see other suggestions? I want to reuse and reduce any possible damage it possible.

Spray some penetrating fluid on the threads and let it sit for a few minutes. I had to do that when removing the lockring and cog from my old wheelset.
 
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I was literally looking at a short clip on IG earlier











Spray some penetrating fluid on the threads and let it sit for a few minutes. I had to do that when removing the lockring and cog from my old wheelset.
Yea might have to do that. Do you guys know if the cartridge bearings/BB will be re-usable? Or will it be toast? I am mainly doing it to do a deep clean. So much dirt and grime in there.

If not, I will plan on buying a new BB
 

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Hard to tell - with all that effort though the BB itself is probably really cheap so I'd replace it - but if it feels smooth just clean it up and put it back in (with grease/anti-seize!) knowing that when it comes time to change it should be easy.
 
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There was a local race in SF that I tried shooting but only got like 2 shots. Pretty neat to see even though I thought it was going to look like the TDF but everyone was not in a pack like a Peloton. So I actually had to merge like 3-4 photos in a single photo to look like there was a tons of riders there.
Damn, I would have loved to do this. Was it an official race or was anyone allowed to just jump in and ride? Are they doing anymore?
 
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Hard to tell - with all that effort though the BB itself is probably really cheap so I'd replace it - but if it feels smooth just clean it up and put it back in (with grease/anti-seize!) knowing that when it comes time to change it should be easy.
Yea I may just get it out and order a new BB at the same time. Put in back in to ride, while I wait for the new one.

Now is using grease bad/wrong on threads? Just want to make sure I am using grease or anti-seize on the right components. All the videos I watch they just throw grease on.
 
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Damn, I would have loved to do this. Was it an official race or was anyone allowed to just jump in and ride? Are they doing anymore?
It was an annual thing so I guess that was it till next year. I saw it posted on Mash's IG but I do see them post other races from time to tim. I think all you had to do for this one was pay $10 to race. Some people took it serious and others just wanted to ride but I think the winner got $500. It seemed like just a cool communal thing and sort of just reminded me of the SF skateboard community. I wish I more time to shoot but shooting bike stuff is really hard cause once they pass you, you'll have a hard time getting in front of them to get other shots.

The photographers shooting the Tour De France are getting some epic stuff. Especially the last stage.



 
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Yea I may just get it out and order a new BB at the same time. Put in back in to ride, while I wait for the new one.

Now is using grease bad/wrong on threads? Just want to make sure I am using grease or anti-seize on the right components. All the videos I watch they just throw grease on.
Im not an expert so correct me if I’m wrong but grease is to have some lube between parts to decrease wear such as on bearings

anti seize is for screws/bolts, parts that will not be moving and u don’t want thebolt/screw forming A bond with the material it is screwed into.

kdawg kdawg darthska darthska might know more
 

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Im not an expert so correct me if I’m wrong but grease is to have some lube between parts to decrease wear such as on bearings

anti seize is for screws/bolts, parts that will not be moving and u don’t want thebolt/screw forming A bond with the material it is screwed into.

kdawg kdawg darthska darthska might know more
Technically yeah, but it doesn’t matter that much - something on the threads to prevent moisture ingress and corrosion is all you need. For non-moving parts like a seat post or the outside of a BB anti-seize is the right stuff - but grease would be fine.
 
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Technically yeah, but it doesn’t matter that much - something on the threads to prevent moisture ingress and corrosion is all you need. For non-moving parts like a seat post or the outside of a BB anti-seize is the right stuff - but grease would be fine.
Thanks for the input y'all. I should get Anti-seize anyway to just have at my home shop. Wouldn't hurt to use the right tool/product for the right job. Just been using grease because its what I had.
 
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bike is finally done, except a saddle (threw on an old saddle just to take it for a ride)

not really feeling it too much tbh :lol:

mainly because i found out these wheelset is tubular which if i puncture sucks, gunna look for a tubular wheelset soon.

but the bike is soooooooooo light, its kinda fun to ride, gunna take it hopefully for a longer ride soon.

it was a good learning experience, next bike will be a full suspension that im buying new from the factory, i kinda spent alot to put this together. If i knew i would spend this much I would have probably purchased like a nukeproof reactor or something
 
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MakeNTGreatAgain MakeNTGreatAgain how much did you spend on everything if you don't mind me asking
i dont remember all the prices nor did i keep track so numbers might be off by 10-30 bucks
frame 500
wheelset + tires like 290
bars (ethirteen) 30
stem (raceface) 50
dropper post (ks eton) 60ish
one up pedals 135
crank (sram) 40
bb installed at bike shop 90
brakes sram level tl 80
oury orange grips 35
Fox Float 29 120mm front fork 340
11 speed kmc chain 75
2 hope floating disc rotors 110
shimano xt rd-m8000 rear derailleur 100
shimano xt trigger shifter 63
wolftooth 30T chainring 65
paid 160 to the bike shop to get my brake adapters installed + Derailleur plus brake spacer parts kinda over paid for this service but i could not find the right parts and just wanted it done.

So about $2223 for everything, add 100 bucks for a nice ergon saddle and it should be FINITOOO

I guess not too bad for a 29'er carbon hardtail

what i would do differently if building one again, is to make sure the rear is a thru axle and not a quick release.

edit: forgot to add like 20 bucks for spray paint :lol:
 
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Hey guys, I just bought a entry level bike from REI and I absolutely love it. I just learned how to bike two months ago ( I know very late, embarrassing) and now my mother wants to bike with me so I am trying to find a bike for her. I cant believe it took me this long. I absolutely love the feeling of biking and feeling free, and finding nice nature trails.

Do you guys have any recommendations for another bike to get like the one I got: https://www.rei.com/product/121596/co-op-cycles-cty-11-bike

I am looking for $350-600. And something that isnt sold out either I guess. Thanks guy.
 
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Hey guys, I just bought a entry level bike from REI and I absolutely love it. I just learned how to bike two months ago ( I know very late, embarrassing) and now my mother wants to bike with me so I am trying to find a bike for her. I cant believe it took me this long. I absolutely love the feeling of biking and feeling free, and finding nice nature trails.

Do you guys have any recommendations for another bike to get like the one I got: https://www.rei.com/product/121596/co-op-cycles-cty-11-bike

I am looking for $350-600. And something that isnt sold out either I guess. Thanks guy.
Going to be a bit difficult to find a bike online as most wont ship unless nearby, but some options could be giant escape 3, Giant roam, specialized sirrus 1.0, cannonade quick 5, 6 or cx 5/6 (I think). Some of the bikes I mentioned have a front suspension which adds some cushion to the ride (some can lockout), but also make it a heavier, if that matter or not. You can also use the site 99spokes.com to narrow down to a certain bike, year, price range etc.

giant and specialized's website can show you which shops have the bike if youre nearby (call beforehand of course to make sure).

Since we are still in the covid market (some pre-orders wont come in till next spring) the used market is still decent if you can find a decent deal.
 

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i dont remember all the prices nor did i keep track so numbers might be off by 10-30 bucks
frame 500
wheelset + tires like 290
bars (ethirteen) 30
stem (raceface) 50
dropper post (ks eton) 60ish
one up pedals 135
crank (sram) 40
bb installed at bike shop 90
brakes sram level tl 80
oury orange grips 35
Fox Float 29 120mm front fork 340
11 speed kmc chain 75
2 hope floating disc rotors 110
shimano xt rd-m8000 rear derailleur 100
shimano xt trigger shifter 63
wolftooth 30T chainring 65
paid 160 to the bike shop to get my brake adapters installed + Derailleur plus brake spacer parts kinda over paid for this service but i could not find the right parts and just wanted it done.

So about $2223 for everything, add 100 bucks for a nice ergon saddle and it should be FINITOOO

I guess not too bad for a 29'er carbon hardtail

what i would do differently if building one again, is to make sure the rear is a thru axle and not a quick release.

edit: forgot to add like 20 bucks for spray paint :lol:

That's not bad at all for that kinda bike, it's all relative. The company i got my track bike from sells it complete for about $2.7k.
 
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