Bench Talk – Our new co-host shares how to make your bike feel great again!

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Welcome back to a new season of Bench Talk on the Endurance QuickCast. We start our new recording season every November and as promised there are going to be some changes in all of the shows. With that being said I want to welcome Joe O’Callaghan owner of Irish Cycles and Carolina Precision Components as my new co-host and sponsor of Bench Talk. Today we are discussing what it takes to get your bike feeling new again.

Note: Before you get out pencil and paper for the show I want to let everyone know that that this show will have extensive show notes. To find the show notes simply go to or search for the show title on our website.

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  • Basic Maintenance to make the bike feel good
    • Tightening to specification
  • Seals check and lubrication/replacement of bearings
    • HS
    • BB
    • Hubs
    • Pullies
    • Pedals
  • Cabling and housing
    • Why
    • Types and upgrades
  • Contact points
    • Contact point adjustment. They seep over time. Carbon discussion
    • Saddle rails
    • Cleats
  • Expendables
    • Brake pads
    • Chain / Cassette
    • Cleats
    • Bar tape (4 x times a year)
    • Tires
      • Road
      • MTN
      • CX
  • Drivetrain shake out
    • Derailleur bodies
    • Shifters
  • Wheels
    • Cassette (in-depth)
    • Cassette Bodies
    • Bearings (examination)
    • QRs
    • Spokes
      • Twist
      • Cuts
      • Deform
    • Nipples
      • Deform
      • Cracks
      • Bound
    • True
      • laterally and vertically (round)
      • Tension


Other information brought up on the show…

Shimano Technology explained

SRAM Road Technology explained

SRAM Mountain Technology explained


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