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Apr
15
comment Italian bottom bracket Shimano BB-6400 fixed cup tightening - what tool?
How did this work out for you?
Apr
15
revised rebuild shimano wheel
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Apr
15
comment What should I use, VeloPlugs, Rim Tape, or Rubber Rim Strips in new wheels?
No, Schwalbe's High pressure rim tape is a specific, sticky backed tape which has a soft plastic feel to it. It is not cloth, but is similar in application. Also the adhesive used, unlike velox tape, is very strong, and stays in place well.
Apr
15
revised Bike fitting experiences
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Apr
15
comment Why might a compact drivetrain be frowned upon?
53/39, actually, but otherwise, correct. :-)
Apr
15
comment Can Shimano Tiagra 9 speed levers (ST-4500) be used with 105 brakes (BR-5700)?
Feel free to mark this answer as correct, assuming everything worked out?
Apr
15
comment Why don't Tour de France riders always ride their TT bikes?
And with hydraulic brakes, options are becoming available for both positions there as well.
Apr
13
reviewed Leave Open Can the Garmin 520 be charged while riding?
Apr
11
comment Fixie vs Road Bike - the right fixie bike for bunch rides
No, I'm done with a useless debate. If you ride fixie, I wouldn't need to explain it to you. I will not respond further on this issue.
Apr
11
comment Fixie vs Road Bike - the right fixie bike for bunch rides
@ojs Yes, it does. A fixed has, by definition, a degree of momentum to the ride which a freewheeling bike does not. Adding brakes to a fixie mitigates, but does not eliminate that issue.
Apr
10
comment 507 rims on a narrow frame
The issue would be less with the rim capacity, more with clearance between tire and frame. Most BMX minis are designed for 1.5" tire maximums, and, as your son is, are typically run with 1" or 1.25". A larger tire may rub the frame, especially under the frame and wheel flex induced by a hard ride.
Apr
9
answered Constant / maximum set load bike? Does it exist?
Apr
9
comment Removing headset cups from 44mm head tube
That often happens when the specs for a particle component fall on the edge of the specs for the tools. In this case either would work, but heather is perfect. :)
Apr
9
comment Fixie vs Road Bike - the right fixie bike for bunch rides
@ojs As I said, riding in an aero position in a group is not particularly safe either. And if you think riding fixed does not massively affect your reaction time when slowing or braking, that's simply false. Especially when it comes to the ebb and flow of a group's pace, where there is no overt signal that someone in front of you is braking, but their pace slows suddenly.
Apr
8
reviewed No Action Needed How do I stop my rim brakes making making a squeaking/squealing sound?
Apr
8
reviewed Close How to pump tire with cap that won't come off
Apr
8
reviewed Close Overshoe for Specialized Sport MTB Shoe
Apr
8
reviewed Leave Open How does my tire pressure effect the tire's maximum load?
Apr
8
reviewed Close How can I mount a pannier rack on my (carbon fibre) Trek Madone 4.5?
Apr
8
comment Fixie vs Road Bike - the right fixie bike for bunch rides
Aero bikes are not particularly safe either, but that has more to do with the tunnel vision that a rider can develop in the aero position. It is possible for a rider to overcome this limitation with attention and care. A fixie's limitations are inherent in the hardware, and cannot be overcome by rider skill or desire.