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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. :)
Apr
25
comment Is Ultegra 9 speed compatible with Sora 9 speed?
Starting next year, it is expected to be 10 speed. Claris will then go 9 speed.
Apr
24
comment What maintenance does a front suspension fork need?
@Nicklas There is only one preload knob, because there is only a spring, whether air or coil, on one side of the fork. The other side is the oil based damping system.
Apr
19
comment Does anyone know who made the part that attaches the shifter to the bar?
Correct, They are Paul Components.
Apr
18
comment When is a wheel considered true?
What runout is acceptable depends on the use of the wheel, and the manufacturer. Xentis uses .2mm as acceptable runout. Lightweight, because of their manufacturing process, uses 1mm. I personally find anything more than .25mm to be an annoyance. But .5mm is not likely to be an issue. If you have doubts, check with the wheel or rim manufacturer.
Mar
19
comment Why bother changing a chain?
@Rider_X As are many of the "When and Why should I change my chain?" questions already on the site.
Mar
15
comment Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle
@Rider_X Only for manufacturing purposes. For fitting purposes, not useful except in the context of a specific rider.
Mar
14
comment Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle
It doesn't. Regardless of the brand you are asking about, pressure data like this is only good for one thing. The thing that makes this not useful to others is that you are asking for a data source for research. Anyone not doing your research, doesn't need that. I appreciate that you want to learn, and tried to point you in the direction of someone that might have the answer you want, because I'd like to be helpful. But the question and its only possible answer are not on topic here, in my opinion. Any further discussion should be taken to meta.
Mar
14
comment Can shimano di2 be programmed to be automatically readjust shifting for different hub/wheel types?
Not for Shimano, no. With SRAM's upcoming electronic group, there is a wireless system in the prototype phases, but it's not close to release. Shimano doesn't see the utility, since on a wireless system, each component has it's own battery, and needs to be charged separately. In addition, if your friend said the only wire was going to the battery, that would indicate a single battery system, and that isn't possible with a wireless system. Each radio receiver needs a power source. If there is no wire, it needs its own battery.
Mar
14
comment Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle
If it was useful for me to have someone else's saddle scan in relation to my fit, then I could see the utility for general use. Since it isn't useful for fitting, unless I have my own scan done, then at best this is requesting "product, service, or learning material recommendations", and off topic. That said, if you all think it useful, feel free to vote to re-open.
Mar
14
comment Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle
@NeilFein The question asked is does anyone have a database of pressure data regarding a particular brand of saddle. GebioMized pressure data is specific to the type of saddle, and the rider sitting on it. It is good for 2 things: Making modifications to saddle choice or position for a particular rider, or designing a new saddle, using a wide range of pressure readings on a particular saddle to design a new saddle or chamois. Unless someone intends to do one of those things, the data is useless.
Mar
14
comment Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle
For what it's worth, the GebioMized system is awesome. Michael Fuhrmeister at GebioMized has been very helpful with everything we have needed related to the pressure mapping software and the scanner. I think he would be happy to help with this, assuming the data isn't proprietary.
Mar
14
comment Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle
@jimirings That was my interpretation as well. I have nothing against the OP, and attempted to answer his question, but I don't think it will be useful to anyone else in future, which is my key metric as to its utility.
Mar
14
comment Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle
@Rider_X The OP did not ask a question about saddles or bike fit. He asked a question about a source of information for a research project. I did my best to supply that info, but I don't think that the question itself is relevant here.
Mar
14
comment Pressure mapping a Brooks saddle
@NeilFein The question is asking for a database of pressure mapping info on one particular brand of saddle. I agree that the end result of the research he proposes would be useful. I do not agree that the source for the database is useful to anyone not conducting that research.
Mar
14
comment Can shimano di2 be programmed to be automatically readjust shifting for different hub/wheel types?
Manuals for Shimano Di2, both road and mountain, are available at si.shimano.com.