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Jun
29
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.
Jun
28
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
@Michael: There are many lubes which can withstand pressurized spray, and the spray from the front tire is not exactly pressurized. In any case, I'm not trying to convince you I'm right. I've been cycling and working as a mechanic for 25 years, primarily in Seattle, but also all over the world. I know that my information is accurate. You can choose to believe what you like, of course.
Jun
28
comment How long should a well maintained chain last and what can I do to prolong its life?
@Michael: I don't see anything in the answer or the comments which indicates a "magic" factory lube. What is said is that you can't replace the factory lube effectively once it is degreased as thoroughly as described by the OP. The reason this is true is that the factory lubes the chain with a fairly heavy, sticky lube before assembly. Once assembled, you can't get a lube which is as effective in to the interior of the chain. The factory lube does not last the life of the chain, but usually lasts 2 - 4 months, which is far longer than the lube applied at home. :)
Jun
16
comment Campagnolo 11 speed crank with 10 speed running gear
Yes. Meant to say difference in chainring spacing, not chain.
Jun
15
comment Campagnolo 11 speed crank with 10 speed running gear
@ojs - 9 speed and 10 speed are the same width chain on Campa. Not on Shimano, though. 10 and 11 on Campa are very different. Not sure what you mean re: my comments.
Jun
12
comment What tools are required to begin building a frame?
@andy255, I ended up waiting to go to UBI. Built a couple of frames, had some fun, and then pretty much set it aside.
Jun
8
comment Bike fitting experiences
Fixed. For future reference, best to just edit the link, rather than commenting on it.
Jun
3
comment Bottom bracket length without knowing front chainline (fixed gear)
While I don't know the specifics of your setup, 113mm seems long for a Campa BB. Typical is 102mm - 108mm.
Jun
3
comment Are Campagnolo and Shimano 11 speed chains interchangeable?
@duncanmcgregor, if it's the tool that's the issue, buy the Park tool version. Same job, 1/3 the price.
Jun
3
comment Are Campagnolo and Shimano 11 speed chains interchangeable?
Thank you! A voice of reason, at last!
Jun
3
comment Are Campagnolo and Shimano 11 speed chains interchangeable?
This is only "true" to a degree. And it assumes you don't care if the really expensive kit you bought on your bike actually performs at its best.
Jun
3
comment Campagnolo 11 speed crank with 10 speed running gear
This is a more accurate answer. Because the 10 speed crank uses a thicker chain ring, and is spaced farther sort than the 11 speed. The front dérailleur has a correspondingly different throw length. This combo is very likely to cause you a problem. How severe the problem is will be debatable, but it will cause issues. In my experience, dropped chains become a regular problem.
Jun
3
comment Campagnolo 11 speed crank with 10 speed running gear
Sorry, but this is very much incorrect. The 10 speed crank uses a thicker chain ring, and is spaced farther sort than the 11 speed. The front dérailleur has a correspondingly different throw length. This combo is very likely to cause you a problem.
May
29
comment Replace rear deraileur without breaking the chain
@DWGKNZ: Yes. You need to do the job correctly. That doesn't make it unsafe to do the job.
May
28
comment Replace rear deraileur without breaking the chain
This not true, unless you are incompetent with your tools. There is no issue with disassembling the dérailleur to remove it.
May
25
comment Bosch Nyon computer — syncs but no activities are transferred
This is not the place for this conversation. It is irrelevant whether you consider it a bicycle @ChrisinAK, since as you yourself stated, questions about eBikes are acceptable at the moment. If you want to change that, take it to Meta. Don't attack an individual OP.
Apr
26
comment How can I store my extra wheels on the wall efficiently, without hanging them by the rim?
So, he is "skittish" about scratches, and this answer is recommending hanging multiple wheels from the same hook? Sounds like a plan...
Apr
25
comment How can I store my extra wheels on the wall efficiently, without hanging them by the rim?
Why do you need fat bike hooks to store wheels? Wouldn't regular rubber bike hanging hooks work just fine? And didn't the OP specify that he didn't want to hang his wheels from the rim?
Apr
25
comment How can I store my extra wheels on the wall efficiently, without hanging them by the rim?
You need a better LBS. :)