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Oct
4
answered How can I stop my mudguards from rattling?
Sep
28
answered Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Sep
23
comment Front suspension or full suspension mountain bike
It's kind of subjective but I kinda think the effect of the rear suspension is more than double. Being able to lay down power all the time because the rear wheel is constantly in contact with the ground is awesome. Fundamentally I agree with your answer though.
Sep
19
comment How do you wrap a bicycle frame with used inner tubes?
@ʍǝɥʇɐɯ that might explain some bikes I've seen around town that have a plastic mesh around their frames. Definitely less desirable (to my eyes) and possibly protecting the frames a bit too.
Sep
18
comment How do you wrap a bicycle frame with used inner tubes?
What's the purpose of wrapping the bike with inner tubes?
Sep
16
answered Bike sharing services and systems
Sep
16
answered How do I clean chain grease off my clothes?
Sep
15
answered How do I know if my cone/cap/bearings need to be adjusted?
Sep
7
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Sep
1
comment Bailing out with SPD pedals on a mountain bike
I've generally found that when I hit something hard I end up getting unclipped automatically by my momentum. I basically agree with this answer but I do wonder if @xpda has experienced that? It's not something that can be tested easily.
Aug
2
comment How to center a quick release rear wheel regularly
I definitely recommend getting the non quick release axles. It saves so much time and effort.
Aug
2
revised How to center a quick release rear wheel regularly
Changed hub to axles because I believe that's what you meant.
Aug
2
suggested approved edit on How to center a quick release rear wheel regularly
Jul
30
comment How to get a very tight tire back on the rim?
Is it particularly cold where you are? I had a lot of problems with a tire last winter until I took the wheel indoors where the problem went away completely.
Jul
25
comment How do I remove a pedal from a crank with a crossed thread?
@zenbike, I apologise, the responses just seemed terribly down beat with all the warnings, valid as they are. I guess I just got lucky.
Jul
25
comment How do I remove a pedal from a crank with a crossed thread?
I actually used a chisel and hacksaw but essentially it worked fine. I don't think the cross threading happened until after the crank was bust. That was more a side effect of trying to get the pedal out of a crank with slightly stripped threads.
Jul
25
accepted How do I remove a pedal from a crank with a crossed thread?
Jul
25
comment How do I remove a pedal from a crank with a crossed thread?
Fair point, I forgot one of them did give a correct answer. I was just distracted by all the negativity.
Jul
25
comment if I replace chainset and chain should I replace back cassette as well?
to tell the truth I don't think you'll have much difficulty spotting a problem. A lot of the time when you fit a new chain and not a new rear cassette you'll get chain slip so it'll be really obvious very quickly that the old cassette isn't working with the chain. I'm not even sure that a cassette has to be completely worn out for that to happen, I think it's more a case that the two parts simply haven't mated properly (and never will).
Jul
24
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