2009 NS bikes

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Posted: Apr 29, 2010 at 10:51 Quote
mikeyridesbikes wrote:
bbblairrr wrote:
can you run 26s on a capital 2 2009?
Only with a tiny tyre. Like, under 1.9.

cheers any sugestions on a dirt/street tyre?

Posted: Apr 29, 2010 at 10:53 Quote
bbblairrr wrote:
mikeyridesbikes wrote:
bbblairrr wrote:
can you run 26s on a capital 2 2009?
Only with a tiny tyre. Like, under 1.9.

cheers any sugestions on a dirt/street tyre?
You'll have trouble finding one that small, there's not really a market for them. I'd say find someone that's done it and see what they're running.

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 13:57 Quote
has anyone else found that they go through spanish bottom brackets very quick iv destroyed 4 in my majesty in the space of 2 3 months

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 14:01 Quote
are you using 22mm or 19mm spindle cranks?

if you're using 22, the bearings are even smaller, hence why they are getting ruined quicker

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 14:32 Quote
I have found that using euro bb with 22mm spindle is bad. Maybe its just me, but i have gone through 3 sets of bearings in 6 months. And my new eastern bb is starting to creek already. Too bad UniversalCycles did not send me the big unit bearing style, I got the quad bearing type.

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 14:38 Quote
Yeah, any euro bb that isn't an external are generally crap, I used to go through bearing super fast on my identiti with a 19mm axel, hate to be running a 22mm with one!

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 16:37 Quote
I have an Atomlab Trailking with a Profile crank and euro bb and it makes no noise at all, but its not my main bike. Maybe ill switch to 19mm crank on my Suburban.

ed: Plus profile has external bearings for 19mm spindled cranks now.

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 19:35 Quote
22mm + Euro = FAIL
22mm + Spanish = GOOD
If you're ruining spanish BB bearings, it's not the bearing's fault.

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 19:57 Quote
Spanish + 22mm = boo.

Spanish + 19mm = meh

Mid = awesome.

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 20:17 Quote
sherbet wrote:
Spanish + 22mm = boo.

Spanish + 19mm = meh

Mid = awesome.
Sorry, but Spanish pwns Mid. All day and all night.
http://www.macneilbmx.com/blog/2009/05/spanish-bbs-are-the-shit/

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 20:18 Quote
Why? Because Macneil did a hype filled weight weenie post on how they're marginally lighter? They also use bearings half the size so they're pretty obviously not as durable.

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 20:40 Quote
sherbet wrote:
Why? Because Macneil did a hype filled weight weenie post on how they're marginally lighter? They also use bearings half the size so they're pretty obviously not as durable.
Lighter, simpler, smaller = better. Just my opinion, and the opinion of the person that wrote the article.
Yeah, the slightly bigger bearings for the mid might last slightly longer, but by the time it makes any difference, I'm getting new bearings anyway. They're cheap enough. I've run both, and prefer the spanish. Whatever floats your boat though.

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 20:41 Quote
But a mid bb will last a couple years if maintained.

Posted: May 30, 2010 at 23:41 Quote
sherbet wrote:
But a mid bb will last a couple years if maintained.
Are you claiming that a spanish bb wont?
The only reason it wouldn't is if it was abused, or improperly installed.

Posted: May 31, 2010 at 9:58 Quote
My experience with them says otherwise, 22mm at least. I'll leave that alone though


 
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