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 Post subject: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 11:34 am 
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Hi all, I'm heading out tomorrow from the large car park at 10am. Steady pace and not to many stops if it's raining all welcome .


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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sat Jan 04, 2014 2:04 pm 
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I cant make it tomorrow mate. Kids birthday parties have started to do my head in.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:14 pm 
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First ride of the new year first mechanical seized bb :( from Blake woods the car park is along walk/ granny ring road ride grrrrrhhhh
Drive side bb shell had worked loose is locative the way to go? I never have before as a stuck in bb scares me


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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 4:12 pm 
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What a disaster. Shame it happened so early into the ride but at the same time you are lucky it did not happen at Paper Mill Lock.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 6:11 pm 
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Madasnibbor wrote:
First ride of the new year first mechanical seized bb :( from Blake woods the car park is along walk/ granny ring road ride grrrrrhhhh
Drive side bb shell had worked loose is locative the way to go? I never have before as a stuck in bb scares me

Bad luck. I assume you mean Loctite? Never used it on BB cups, just torqued to the correct spec. Was this your new Superstar BB?


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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:19 pm 
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Yeah it was the superstar glad it was cheap I've just ordered a new bb.
Loctite yeah bloody auto correct. It's the only bit not done but a high risk area I think
How do I torque my bb cups I only have a park ht2 tool and just do them to white knuckles and never had a total failure before


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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:23 pm 
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Never ever buy anything from superstar

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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 7:30 pm 
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I'm on a shoestring budget at the moment and my wheels and stem have been good value for money :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 8:26 pm 
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I had one of their stems once. It cracked by the bolts. I may have over tightened but still, be aware!

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 Post subject: Re: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:05 pm 
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tugger wrote:
Never ever buy anything from superstar

Most ridiculous thing ive ever read on hear.

Superstar is good value for what it is, and some of the stuff is truly great.
The BBs are good and last just as long any others I had. My XO one had to be stripped as it had seized after one wet ride!

Adam dont put thread loc on it, be a nightmare to get off.

Tugger it cracked as you over tightened it.
Any stem will crack if you do that.

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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:31 pm 
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Chainguides have been poor in my experience also. I honestly dont think i overtightened it but can be only explanation. I dont trust them as a result. Like anything one bad experience I woulldn't go back. There are some ridiculous things written on here so I take that as a complement!

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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Sun Jan 05, 2014 9:45 pm 
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:) I torque wrench all my bits with a dab of loctite with no issues.

Eccles that's my opinion also I'll just fit the new one without as normal it's never happened before and properly won't happen again fingers crossed :)


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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 2:37 pm 
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Some people recommend a dab of grease not loctite on the cup threads as this can help removal and also help prevent creaking. Sounds like the bearing in yours was completely shot and stuck to the cup causing it to work itself undone. I have an allen key operated BB tool that I can fit my torque wrench to an torque to around 400 inch pounds I think. I still recommend an XTR BB90 bottom bracket for about £21 from Rose Bikes, out of stock at the moment though. Alternatively if you have an old Shimano BB51 or BB70 you can replace the bearings in them easily and cheaply.


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 Post subject: Re: Sunday 5th Danbury xc 10am
PostPosted: Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:44 pm 
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Cheers rob


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