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comment Replacement of sprocket
There are a number of similar questions with answers already written. Did you search the site before asking a new question? bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/9122/…
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comment Minimalist setup for a “travelling bike mechanic”?
Is this a useful answer to the question asked?
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comment Replacement of sprocket
And most manufacturers say 900 - 1000 miles, for best performance.
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comment Servicing DT Swiss 240 FRONT hub
They don't recommend "a few times a year". They recommend once a year. Issues generally only appear in the rear freehub, since the bearings there are the most exposed, and under the most direct load. The front hub will need greased or replacement bearings once a year, more in wet or muddy riding conditions.
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comment Can someone turn this 3D jersey design into a flat design?
Why are you wanting to do this?
Apr
26
comment Pros and cons of single-sided forks (Cannondale Lefty)?
@BlamBlamBlam "Standard" is not quite accurate. The Headshok uses a 1.5" headset. Every fork uses a particular size of headset. There are about 40 different "standards" for headsets. The headset is not really a "fork part", but I get that it is affected by the fork sizing.
Apr
26
comment Pros and cons of single-sided forks (Cannondale Lefty)?
@BlamBlamBlam Pretty much every brand of fork or shock uses proprietary replacement parts. Thats not specific to Cannondale or the Lefty forks.
Apr
26
comment Pros and cons of single-sided forks (Cannondale Lefty)?
@Criggie I agree with you. I've edited the answer to more clearly state his point, but there isn't much to add.
Apr
26
comment Minimalist setup for a “travelling bike mechanic”?
@errantlinguist Not necessary. What he is asking is for more detail about how in depth your mechanical needs go. I assume from your description that you need essentially a race mechanic's kit. However, the same thing means different things to different people.
Apr
25
comment Post Rain Ride Wipedown
@DanielRHicks: I understand the thought, but maintenance intervals vary widely by a rider's location. And I deliberately didn't give a specific interval for that reason. Regular maintenance encompasses a wide variety of necessary actions which do not necessarily have to happen at the same time. But they do need to happen.
Apr
25
comment Minimalist setup for a “travelling bike mechanic”?
There are several case sizes. Prices range from $140 to $300, depending on size. There are definitely cheaper options, but none better that I've found. :)
Apr
23
comment Noticeable clicking from crankset or bottom bracket
You said it was a single chainring with an internally geared hub. Is it a belt drive? Have you checked the chainring bolts?
Apr
15
comment What factors determine stem length ?
@DanielRHicks Interesting. I hadn't heard that before. :0\
Apr
15
comment Italian bottom bracket Shimano BB-6400 fixed cup tightening - what tool?
Good to hear. :-)
Apr
15
comment What factors determine stem length ?
I'm confused by that usage of avoirdupois. Isn't that the system of weight measurement sometimes used in the UK and the US, which uses ounces and pounds? Non-metric weight measurement, I guess? Is there another alternative usage for the term?
Apr
15
comment Italian bottom bracket Shimano BB-6400 fixed cup tightening - what tool?
How did this work out for you?
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
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.