Still Crunchin’ Along

So the other day I stripped the commuter down to replace the bottom bracket. With it’s newly rebuild pedals it’s singlespeed drivetrain should be running silky smooth and quietly. Except it’s not. It’s still squeaking and creaking like an old garden gate.

So I’m thinking it’s time to replace the drivetrain and see if some setup that makes less noise can’t be found. Plus the fact that given the spikes on some of the chaining teeth, it’s going to be a case of fix it or end up introducing the crown jewels to the stem when the chain breaks. As I fancy having kids one day, I’m thinking it’s better to do that sooner rather than later…

When I was reading The Ride (which is an amazing piece of production) a few nights ago, it turns out dR j0n was here in Manchester at Uni. I never knew that, but it seems to have been a long time ago. He’s north of the border now, but his experiments with bikes are always worth following…

Author: Cris Bloomfield

Usually mountain biking in the North.

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