Tuesday, August 30, 2016

It's Always the Bottom Bracket

Is your bike making a noise when you pedal?
  • Even if the bottom bracket is not that old...
  • Even if the bottom bracket is a really nice one with extra bearings and gold anodizing...
  • Even if you just installed a new drivetrain and you don't remember the bottom bracket making noises before you started working on the bike...
  • Even if the noise doesn't sound like a noise that a bottom bracket would make...
  • Even if the bottom bracket feels really smooth when you spin the cranks...
It's the bottom bracket!



Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Scary Pacific Bicycle Stem Break

Whoa! It looks like the stem snapped right off on this Pacific. I don't know the story since I saw it parked at the bike rack where I work. There was no other damage so I'm hoping the bike was either not moving or at low speed when the part failed. Be careful out there!

Broken Pacific bicycle stem