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Nov
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comment Can a rear derailleur be used for either a 9 speed cassette or 10 speed cassette?
Sorry, no, they aren't. Different cable pull ratios and cog spacing a.
Oct
27
answered SRAM Force 22 chainset in an otherwise 10-speed SRAM setup
Oct
27
comment Can a rear derailleur be used for either a 9 speed cassette or 10 speed cassette?
Of course, the RD-5500 is road kit, so we're not worried about that. :)
Oct
22
comment How to use drop handlebars properly?
@KenHiatt Drops are less stable than the hoods. That's not to say that they are unstable, just relatively less stable compared to the hoods or tops.
Oct
15
comment Replace rim because of 4 broken spokes?
Yes, this is in line with normal practice. Also, the brake wear you describe is another good reason to replace the wheel for safety.
Oct
15
comment How to get enough leverage to remove pedals when their cranks are not attached to a bike?
If you could do that, you could also put it back on the bike. :)
Aug
30
comment How to build a wheel
My experience is that there are too many variables in producing the pitch for it to be accurate. Moving your finger 5mm up or down on the spoke or varying the force of the pluck drastically alters the pitch of the note produced. Gates Belt Drive has a similar app to measure their belt tension, but the shop tool is a physical measurement because the variation caused too many issues. The app you have might be good enough to replace a single spoke in an emergency, but I wouldn't use it to build a wheel.
Aug
29
comment How to build a wheel
I agree, and I have removed the link to the app for spoke tension measurement. There is no accurate method of measurement for spoke tension other than a deflection measurement chart and tool, in my opinion. I do appreciate that you've repaired the broken links.
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Jul
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comment Equipment for a multi-day bike trip
Same answer, just without bullets, etc...
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comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
@michael, again, no one here said that factory lube lasts forever. What we said was that cleaning too thoroughly and too often, in the initial factory lube period, will remove the factory lube, and increase your necessary maintenance.
Jun
29
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
@Michael, feel free. I've seen thousands of chains, and never had one which needed lube in the first 3 months.