We are not trying to cut all the way through the alloy at any time. We only want to thin it out as much as possible so we can crack it easily. Let’s think of it as aggressive scoring...

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Let’s talk about the two major reasons why Trek BB90 and BB95 bikes creak and then I’m going to tell you how simple it is to make sure creaks don’t happen to you anymore..." 

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Disc brakes squeaking, eh? Join the club. With the sudden proliferation of disc brake road bikes out there, mechanics are having to find ways to cure the squeaks..." 

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The quick answer is, “Yes, they are, as long as they are properly engineered and manufactured like ours are”, but one of the big reasons why ceramics are better is not what most people expect..." 

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Knock those old BB30 (6806) bearings out and throw them away. Now take those brand new Ceramitech or BBInfinite ABEC-7 bearings out of the package and meticulously
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30mm Madness!

March 23, 2016

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I apologize in advance. I will be committing heresy: 30mm spindles aren't better than 24mm cranksets from Shimano, 25mm cranksets from Campagnolo, and 24/22mm GXP cranks from

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Cannondale's new PF30A standard for 2016, as it turns out, is nothing new. Thank goodness.The PF30A takes the new SuperSix Evo bb shell from 68mm wide to 73mm, but just because it's "the same" bb
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Kill That Creak!

October 30, 2015

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I recently got a call from a customer who said, "I installed a BBInfinite module and my bike is still creaking. What do I do now?" The good news was that, even though

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Remove a Module?

October 30, 2015

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To extract, or not to extract, that is the answer.

First, let me just say that I feel your pain. I hate special tools. I hate having to buy special tools just because some engineer didn't figure I'd ever have to, say, change a headlight bulb in my car---because how often do those burn out, really---and so he buried the access panel under a bunch of things that are behind other things that are held in by tamperproof T-27

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Cranks Creak Too

October 27, 2015

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You've pressed in bottom bracket after bottom bracket to make that creak go away and yet the infernal noise remains, taunting you with each pedal stroke.

It's time to hit pause for a moment.

Many of us in this position have been so laser-focused on the bottom bracket as the culprit that we've neglected to take a serious look at all the usual suspects.

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