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  1. McSpin

    NOw I need some help with a newer bottom bracket

    My new bike has an ultegra crank and hollowtech II bottom bracket. After only a few hundred miles, I started getting a click from the bottom bracket. After studying this bottom bracket, I can't figure out how to adjust the friction on the bearings, or even how to add any lubrication. Any...
  2. McSpin

    Help needed to replace old bottom bracket

    I have an old bike (27 years old) I use on a trainer and as a "beater" in bad weather. Last year, I put new bearings in the bottom bracket, and they are already shot. I think the spindle is too pitted and I need a new one, but can't find one this size. I was hoping someone could direct me to a...
  3. McSpin

    Opinions on Tirreno wanted

    I've been keeping my eye open for a new bike I can justify the price on, while getting back into cycling with my 26 years old road bike. I just got the Performance Bicycle catalog and their Tirreno brand caught my eye (at least the prices did). The model I was interested in is the Razza-1000...
  4. McSpin

    Advantages of upgrading, or am I just looking for ways to spend money?

    I'm getting back into cycling after a 20 year hiatus. I have an older bike that was used fairly heavily for a few years and then was stored for the past 20. Maybe this is all I need, but I'm curious as to how it compares to what is now on the market, and if an upgrade or a whole new bike could...