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Feb
13
suggested suggested edit on Am I too heavy for my road bike tires?
Feb
12
answered Is an e-bike more of a bicycle or more of a scooter?
Feb
12
comment How to keep the pants from getting dirty
On a bike with an exposed chain, light-colored trousers are problematic in my opinion - you will get oil stains on them at some point, and on light-colored fabric these are very visible and almost impossible to remove.
Feb
11
comment Re-painting Rims
So in other words, while it's technically possible to anodize a used rim, it's probably much cheaper and easier to get a new rim...
Feb
10
answered Urban Cycling Safety Innovations
Feb
10
revised How to keep the pants from getting dirty
protective plates -> fenders
Feb
10
comment What's your most useful cycle accessory?
@Duncan: It's Ortlieb (not Ortleib) - just to help people find it (though Google will auto-correct :-)). ortlieb.com And yes, they make good bags.
Feb
10
answered How to keep the pants from getting dirty
Feb
10
suggested suggested edit on How to keep the pants from getting dirty
Feb
9
revised Practical cleaning routine for a commuter bike
add related question; added 2 characters in body
Feb
9
comment Periodic Maintenance Task for Bike Commuters
Note that many (most?) modern bottom brackets are sealed units, which do not need to (and usually cannot) be serviced, so no adjusting, let alone disassembling and greasing.
Feb
9
comment Periodic Maintenance Task for Bike Commuters
Good list. I'd like to add that the interval for lubing the chain will depend on the environment it's used in. Monthly is a good starting point, but if you bike in the rain a lot, it will not be enough. If you ride in really bad weather (especially combined with salt on the streets), you may have to lube the chain every few days.
Feb
9
comment How often should I grease and repack my hubs and bottom bracket?
Interesting answer. To me, repacking the hubs every 300-500 miles sounds totally excessive. I've ridden my hubs for about 15.000 km (~10.000 mi) without any service, and they're fine. Of course, different components and different environment may make a difference there (plus your hubs may last a lot longer than mine :-)).
Feb
9
answered How often should I grease and repack my hubs and bottom bracket?
Feb
9
awarded  Student
Feb
9
comment Practical cleaning routine for a commuter bike
@moz: Yes, I believe hosing down with a regular garden hose (basically letting water run over the bike) should not hurt the bearings. A pressure washer is a different story of course.
Feb
9
comment Do you need to lubricate gears after cleaning gears and chain?
Actually, some lubricant on the gears is beneficial because it will a) reduce friction between chaing & sprockets, and b) protect the sprockets from corrosion (to some degree). But usually the chain will "bleed" enough lubricant anyway.
Feb
9
asked Practical cleaning routine for a commuter bike
Feb
9
answered What to use to clean your chain (and cogs)?
Feb
8
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