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Jan
12
answered Adivce on what to do next with crunching / slipping gears
Jan
4
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
4
comment Tightening rear quick release stops rear wheel
I think you've pretty much diagnosed it yourself. Try adjusting the cones. It might mean that the hub needs a service, but you may as well see if you can simply fix it by adjusting the cones first since it's quite simple.
Dec
30
answered Is it possible/sensible to add a suspension fork to an old mountain bike?
Dec
20
comment How do you spot the left side pedal on egg beater pedals?
Mine have the groove too, just as they say. I double checked my instructions though and I definitely can't find any reference to it in them. I guess they got lost in translation ;) (Actually they are in English but it's a big sheet with multiple languages so I guess that might not be so far from the truth). Anyway that answers the question thanks.
Dec
20
accepted How do you spot the left side pedal on egg beater pedals?
Dec
20
comment How do you spot the left side pedal on egg beater pedals?
@DanielRHicks That's a nice idea. I'm too used to seeing an L and an R so I didn't have any neat tricks for determining which is which. Well until all the answers came into this question!
Dec
20
comment How do you spot the left side pedal on egg beater pedals?
+1 I may mark this one as the answer if there isn't a specific way to spot the egg beaters orientation any other way. I'll leave it open for a bit to see if there are any owners of that model about who can say.
Dec
20
comment How do you spot the left side pedal on egg beater pedals?
+1 That's a useful idea.
Dec
20
awarded  Enthusiast
Dec
20
revised How do you spot the left side pedal on egg beater pedals?
Added more explanation
Dec
19
asked How do you spot the left side pedal on egg beater pedals?
Dec
18
comment Which way do I orient my bike tire's tread direction? and why?
I've found that with some directional mountain bike tires, fitting the rear tire backwards means that your back wheel slides out from under you when you turn sharply. I normally discover this when riding out from the drive and onto the road.
Dec
18
comment Which way do I orient my bike tire's tread direction? and why?
The simple answer is to follow the instructions. If it there are separate front and rear arrows then follow them, if there's just one direction do that, and if there is none then it doesn't matter. The arrows should be pointing in the direction the tires rotate in, so when you have them mounted and you move the bike forwards, the arrows should appear to go with the tire. Different tire patterns require different setups, but they should all be documented sufficiently on the side wall.
Dec
9
answered Bottom bracket square taper (cartridge) extraction, too tight in one side
Dec
9
comment Bottom bracket square taper (cartridge) extraction, too tight in one side
I think there are 2 similar but slightly different sizes for those cups on some brackets. I have a tool that has one size on one side and another on the other. It used to be quite quite common but I can't find any reference to it now.
Dec
3
comment Prescription eye glasses and shoulder checks
@ChrisW I don't know, I'm not actually a mirror user myself, I suspect not as much as turning though.
Dec
1
comment Prescription eye glasses and shoulder checks
An alternative to glasses might be to use a mirror, this question had quite a good set of pros and cons about them, bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/5927/…
Nov
22
awarded  Suffrage
Nov
22
awarded  Civic Duty