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When you guys say "century" do you mean miles or kilometers?(9 posts)

When you guys say "century" do you mean miles or kilometers?Groucho Marx
Jun 19, 2001 8:01 AM
re: When you guys say "century" do you mean miles or kJim62
Jun 19, 2001 8:05 AM
Although I'm from Canada, where we use the metric system, when I hear someone say "century" I think of 100 miles, or approximately 162 kilometers. My friends will talk of a ride of 100 kms as a "metric century".
62 Mi often referred to as a "Metric", 100 Mi="Century" NMHaiku d'état
Jun 19, 2001 8:15 AM
I also have a question about BB torque.Groucho Marx
Jun 19, 2001 8:23 AM
I read in an earlier post that if you don't have the bottom bracket torqued right, then there will be clicking and creaking. Well, I don't hear creaking, but I do FEEL a click, you can't really hear it. Also, this click happens about every 1.5-2 pedal strokes, so I'm thinking it might actually be the chain.

My logic is that since this click doesn't happen every pedal stroke (It has a spin of about 1/2 for you quantum mechanics types : ) then it wouldn't be the bottom bracket, because this click would reacure every stroke if that were the case. But my understanding of the BB is not great, so is it possible for the bottom bracket to be causing this irregular clicking.

This clicking also is only felt when a fair amount of torque is placed on the crank arms.

Another source for this problem might be the left pedal. They are wellgos, and the left side has a very slight play on the pedal spindle. The shop said they couldn't get rid of of the play. (play meaning it is very slightly loose). Once again, I thought I could maybe rule this out though because I only feel the clicking about once every 2 pedal strokes. (If the pedals were the problem, I would think I would feel this once every pedal stroke, but then again, I don't know that much about pedals.)

So have I narrowed it down to the chain? I don't know what else it could be.

Thankyou. (doug, and grz, I know you're out there! : )
I also have a question about BB torque.badabill
Jun 19, 2001 8:51 AM
I had a similar sound a few months back, drove me nuts till I found a tight link in the chain. It was clicking as it went thru the real derailer. Also change your pedals, if the spindle is loose it is a sign the bearings could be bad. If you feel the click in your feet it might be the pedal that is giving the sound. If your welgo pedals are SPD they can sometimes click if you run them loose.
I agree 100%grz mnky
Jun 19, 2001 11:13 AM
Sounds like the chain. Get the bike up on a stand and slowly turn the crank while watching the chain go through the idler pulleys on the rear der. A stiff link will do a little "hop" as it goes through. Either flex the chain from side to side to loosen or carefully use a chain tool.

You gotta do something about the pedals. Either rebuild or replace them. There are a slew of tiny little ball bearings, so unless you like messing with them buying a new pair is a lot less hassle.

The BB is the most common source of problems - especially non-cartridge types in ti bikes. Yanking it, cleaning it, teflon tape and torquing to the correct spec usually cures it.
Can be eitherMel Erickson
Jun 19, 2001 8:33 AM
But usually means miles. 100 kilometers is usually referred to as a "metric century".
100math whiz
Jun 19, 2001 10:09 AM
100 of whatever.
Miles but in some ocassions it also means 100 years (nm)Bruno S
Jun 19, 2001 2:59 PM