Last Sunday I was doing some interval training on my turbo trainer when I noticed a nasty mechanical clicking sound from somewhere around my bottom bracket. It sounded just like a cracked bearing, so I borrowed a crank extractor, took the cranks off, only to find that my BB bearings were absolutely smooth, no sign of a problem at all. Mystified, I put the cranks back on, and while I was doing that, noticed that the left crank was cracked from centre hole to the outside of the spider, all the way through. I’m very glad I wasn’t riding when it finally went! XT stuff isn’t meant to do this!
It turns out that it’s more or less the same price to have a new combined BB and chainset rather than just replacing the old taper-fit chainset, and it should be lighter, stiffer and stronger into the bargain. So Chain Reaction delivered me a nice Deore LX Hollowtech II chainset, and Brockley Cycle Team fitted it for me today, along with some good advice.
(Added a picture of it 22/9/2008).
If you’ve just built and installed the new version 0.94 of ClamAV (because it reminded you that your current version was out of date), and you’re using the experimental features, it exposes a rather dumb bug that results in these messages in your freshclam log:
@4000000048be74fd0687f57c Software version from DNS: 0.94
@4000000048be74fd0688245c WARNING: Your ClamAV installation is OUTDATED!
@4000000048be74fd06883014 WARNING: Local version: 0.94-exp Recommended version: 0.94
Apparently ClamAV’s version comparison is not terribly clever, and the ‘new feature’ of marking experimental versions with ‘-exp’ has tripped it up. I’m sure there are multiple workarounds, but I changed this in shared/misc.c:
/*#define EXP_VER “-exp”*/
as the EXP_VER string is what gets appended to the version number (apparently only for display purposes, but it does the trick). I then rebuilt it and now my log says:
@4000000048be848926da098c Software version from DNS: 0.94
Yay – no error!