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answered When to replace FS bearings?
Apr
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comment Proper tubular tire installation
If you can feel it in the ride, it can be cheap tires where they didn't take enough care to make the layering around the valve smooth, or it can be that your rims don't have enough of a trough to allow the tire to fully seat in the rim.
Apr
2
comment Proper tubular tire installation
Often, this problem is caused by the double layers of cloth where it wraps under the valve. You have to be extra careful to fully seat the valve into the rim and stretch the tire away from there as you install it around the rim. Are you using glue or Tufo tape to install the tires? If the difference is minor, it will settle as you ride. (Minor enough that you don't feel it in the saddle, it's only a visible problem. )
Apr
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comment Proper tubular tire installation
@ojs Sure but the stability of the ride, the cornering, the rolling resistance and the comfort level are all significantly better with tubbies. Worth the cost by far.
Apr
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revised Chain slips to lower gear when pedaling backwards
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Apr
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comment Chain slips to lower gear when pedaling backwards
@ChrisH Unless the link which is stiff is the one used to join it. A mechanic's failure, rather than a mechanical failure. :)
Apr
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comment Chain slips to lower gear when pedaling backwards
True. It is often overkill, though, especially in the hands of someone without experience using it. Too easy to push the pin too far in to the plate, and since many newer chains use a larger diameter replace,eat pin to join the chain, if you push it too far, you can make the chain useless, and have to replace it. Flexing the chain does the same job, without the (relatively small) risk.
Apr
2
comment Grinding on a new “Old Fashoined” bike
Coaster brakes can be rather easily disassembled and there are "clutch" parts available for common hubs. Requires a mechanic willing to get his hands dirty, though.
Apr
2
comment Chain rubbing on rear derailleur cage after replacing crankset
Yes, it likely needs a chainline adjustment, which requires replacing the BB. You should pay attention to tooth difference limits on the derailleurs, as your bike will shift poorly, or drop chains if you do not. In your case, shortening the chain will likely help, since you went to much smaller large rings.
Apr
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answered Hoods for 1993 Camapaganolo Chorus levers
Apr
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answered Chain slips to lower gear when pedaling backwards
Apr
2
comment Connect Trekking Bike Brakes to Road Bike Lever
@DanielRHicks That's correct. And the "buts" make it quite difficult, but still the best option. Post it as an answer.
Apr
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answered Shimano 105 - double chainring on triple chainset?
Apr
2
answered Can any crankset be used?
Apr
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answered Removing headset cups from 44mm head tube
Apr
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comment How to pump tire with cap that won't come off
Photos of the valves would help a lot. :)
Apr
2
comment How rideable is the Long Island Expressway service road?
Good Answer. Welcome to Bicycles.SE.
Apr
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reviewed Close Cycling training - 220km in 4 weeks
Apr
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reviewed Close Is it ok to extend/straighten legs fully while pedaling and will it give me maximum power?
Apr
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reviewed Close key broke and stuck in U-lock with bike locked