Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Bike Woe "Resolution"

I pedaled up, then down, to Spinn. Of course they do not carry SRAM Powerlinks, so they offered me a free Tayo (or Tako, or who knows) connector. What could I say? They cost 10nok each--- which is dirt cheap at full price. When I arrived home, I found out why. They are not designed to be reused. They are not tool-less to install or remove. They defeat the purpose of using a quick link. I guess I will shop around for the SRAM and stock up. I am still not fully satisfied.

I made it to work yesterday without the chain pinching, but the shifting is all messed up. I spent some time this morning adjusting the deraileur, but it still isn't perfect. Who knows what they did when they fixed it. There was a massive amount of slack in the cable--- I mean, it was unbelievable. It was as if they merely connected it to the cable clamp with no regard for its performance or utility. I won't let these shop monkeys near my Look.


Joel said...


They sell Connex Powerlinks (or quicklinks - not sure what their correct name is) for 7,9 and 10 speed chains in XXL surprisingly. Saved my a$$ on a few occasions.

filtersweep said...

XXL surprises me--- selling tubular tires and glue, among other things.