So, I’m learning grinding, or at least getting better at it. however, I’m wondering about uni damage due to grindnig, mainly to spokes. as I grind my bearing holder is sliding on the object, and the edge of the ledge I’m grinding is scraping on my spokes. the one that takes the most damage is bent, though that’s not so bad and I loosened it after it bent. however, it’s looking like it might get cut through. how do you people who grind all the time deal with this? do you just not care? do you grind only on the crank, not the bearing holder? that would require more finess than I have. also, as vanman asked in a previous thread, what about bearing holders on my KH aluminum frame getting scraped through? is this possible?
Yeah try not to grind on the bearing case… Just the crank. As you practice it will come along and you will get better at grinding just on the crank. As for the spokes I don’t know. Ive never had a problem with that. I guess because i just grind rails.
Learn to grind on only your pedal, this will alow you to slide easyer and cause no dammange to your crank or spokes. The thing that helped me was learning to do a rolling pedal grab with out leting the uni swing down like a ryan atkins pedal grab.
On Thu, 4 Aug 2005 23:05:49 -0500, “Evan Byrne” wrote:
>> *What’s “grinding”? *
>When you take a foot off the uni and plant it on a wall, table, bench,
>ect ect then push off and put it back on and ride away
No, that’s a foot plant. Grinding is when you hop up on a railing or
ledge (often from riding), land on your pedal, crank or bearing
holder, and then slide (“grind”) along the railing or ledge for some
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button first rather than injecting your question into the thread. I’m
pretty sure the meaning of “grinding” would be found through the
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Yeah, you really shouldn’t be grinding on the bearing case. Besides the damage, you’ll also end up with your tire rubbing against the ledge too, which will slow you down.
I grind ledges on my crank and pedal. It works pretty well on this marble ledge downtown. I ride snafu pedals and just removed the pins from the bottom of my grinding pedal (right pedal) and put some red tape on the side with pins on it, so that i know which side my foot is supposed to go on. Thus, you don’t need grinding pedals, but i’m still going to try a pair out whenever i find a pair.