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Feb
26
answered Learning to bunny hop on a MTB
Feb
21
awarded  Yearling
Feb
8
answered Does a hybrid truely have a wider tire or does a mountain have a wider tire?
Feb
2
comment Can a fixed gear sprocket be changed without tools?
@will, in general the UK isn't a back water when it comes to tools. For a standard cassette lock ring tool you can spend anywhere from £4 to nearly £20 depending on the quality and the mark-up at the shop. I'm not sure exactly which tool you need for a fixed gear sprocket though otherwise I'd try to answer your question more directly. This search might help though, chainreactioncycles.com/SearchResults.aspx?Search=lockring. They are usually a good option for the uk, especially on a budget.
Feb
1
comment How do you switch grip shifters from shifting as if they were on the opposite derailleur?
@Stopher87 in that case did you flip the handlebars over?
Jan
12
revised What are the possible upgrades for a 40-year-old Bottecchia 10 Speed?
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Jan
12
suggested suggested edit on What are the possible upgrades for a 40-year-old Bottecchia 10 Speed?
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.