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I'm a self-teaching geek. teaching because that process is far from over. I don't know a ton, but what I know, I'll share, and I won't answer a question if I'm not confident I'm correct.


Sep
14
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Alternative options for Trek FX 7.1 brakes
Sep
12
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Smartphone mounted on handlebar: Will vibrations during cycling damage it?
Sep
4
comment How do on-road mountain bike speeds translate to road bike speeds?
@Kevin, yeah, I use it a lot. I kind of disagree that gearing is not a limiting factor, though. Even if you are not in your top gear all the time, the gearing is radically different throughout the range. I am including wheel size and tire dimension in the drivetrain and gearing. Obviously, fitness and rolling resistance, and bike weight and many other things play a part, but gearing is the largest mechanical differential between mountain and road bikes.
Sep
3
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to inflate a tire with a Presta valve?
Sep
2
awarded  Necromancer
Aug
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Best practices for commuting with rack & panniers
Aug
25
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is a 51cm frame road bike the correct size for someone almost 6ft?
Aug
23
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Is there a way to check for non-visible damage on a carbon frame?
Aug
23
revised Is there a way to check for non-visible damage on a carbon frame?
Changed question title to be more generic/relevant, fixed a couple grammar issues, and added carbon tag.
Aug
22
comment How do I reassemble the rear gearing after fitting new tyres?
Photos, please.
Aug
17
comment Can the Tensioner Spring go Bad on a Rear Derailleur?
It is a symptom of worn teeth on the drivetrain, bad chainline on the bike, or bent or broken teeth, or links in the chain. But given where you are describing an issue, and what you are describing, I would say that the pulleys are likely causing this particular issue. You should replace them. But you should also replace the rest of the cassette, and the chainrings.
Aug
16
comment Can the Tensioner Spring go Bad on a Rear Derailleur?
It sounds like your drive train was very heavily worn, and you need to consider replacing all the toothed components. Particularly the derailleur pulleys, as that is where you seem to have an immediate issue.
Aug
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to ride to work without sweating?
Aug
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How to ride to work without sweating?
Aug
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Tips to Alleviate Hand Soreness
Aug
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is considered a good “safe biking distance” to bike to work?
Aug
9
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What Supporting Muscle Groups Should Be Strengthened?
Aug
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the right (best) bike for me?
Aug
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Safe saddles for men's health
Aug
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Disc brake pad and rotor compatibility