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comment Deep-Profile Carbon Wheels — How to choose depth?
It's not the weight of the hub but how smooth the hub turns that's important. I've built wheels with Shimano 105 hubs and they are okay, but my Hawks are faster.
Jun
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comment Flat tire keeps occurring while bike is stationary. MYSTERY
I'd recheck the tire. You may have a bit of wire or similar sharp bit that is embedded. Try taking a cloth and wiping the inside of the tire, couple rounds in each direction, and see if the cloth catches on anything.
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Jun
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reviewed Approve Deformed/uneven/bumpy wheel/tire/tube, how to diagnose or repair?
Jun
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comment Theoretical question about double drivetrain (both-sides drive)
The "less strenuous leg-braking" implies that one side is set up fixie, freewheel only on the other. As such, I don't think this will do anything for you as the wheel is locked to the fixie and that chain would dominate for all effort. Your answer implies two freewheels. I don't think that will do anything either, but I would want to play with it to see...you would need to build the freewheel "backwards" so unless that already exists, some machining would be needed.
May
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answered Chain skipping with new chain and freewheel
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Aug
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comment How do I know the model of my Shimano Torney SIS Index Rear Derailleur, I have a Vertical Henox T3 bike?
Picture(s) would help.
Aug
20
comment How often should I check rear derailleur adjustments?
Aaron mentions the hanger, but I would add it as a bit that should be looked at anytime you have drive train issues. A bit hanger can through everything out of whack and you often don't realize you did something to bend it. Other than dirt, this is the first thing I suspect when there is RD issues. Downside, you need a special tool to really line it back up...for this, visit your LBS and they should be able to check for cheap.
Aug
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answered Tips to Alleviate Hand Soreness
Aug
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comment What are the benefits of nickel-plated chains?
Nice answer, but I would put a caveat on equating wear to km or miles ridden. If you ride only on roads in Southern California you will get a much higher "distance-life" for a given chain than you would in the Pacific NorthWest. Also, the type of chain needs to be factored into any distance-life equation, a race chain won't last near as long...e.g.: SRAM PC 1091 versus the 1030, the 1030 will last 2 -3 times longer and still be in good shape.
Aug
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comment Shimano 105 5600 derailleur compatability with 105 5700 11-28 casette
On almost all bikes the 105 5600 der. will clear 28 teeth. Around here the most common cassette is the 11-28 (lots of hills in the PNW)...you may need to drive the tension screw in further.
Aug
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revised Is there an (un)official rule about twisting back a seat on broken bike for CitiBike or other shared bike programs?
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