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Apr
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Mar
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comment Any experience with shaft driven bikes?
Why do you think wear on the gears is such a problem? A car's drivetrain also uses gears and driveshafts, but it often lasts for 200,000 miles. Is it just because car designers can afford to make the mechanism heavier?
Mar
8
answered Does group riding negate the aero benefit of deep rim wheels?
May
12
comment Brand new disk brakes are barely stopping the bike
Yes, I have the long-pull MTB version. Rotors: 160 rear, 180 front. I'm using the pads that came with the brakes.
May
12
comment exploding inner tubes
Why do you assume that the tire would take any pressure? There's a reason why they print the maximum pressure on the side. Get a pressure gauge and do it right, it's much cheaper than a new tire.
May
12
comment How can I fit this mudguard?
Are you sure that the threads are actually part of the fork? I've never seen a design like that. Maybe there's a recessed nut that's just stuck in the fork?
May
12
asked Brand new disk brakes are barely stopping the bike
Apr
12
answered How can I determine whether rust has made my bike unsafe?
Apr
12
comment How do I find the right derailleur (gear-mech)?
Wrong. SRAM and Shimano derailleurs are NOT interchangeable. Your shifters and derailleurs have to be the same brand. For 9-speed systems, the cassettes and chains are interchangeable, though.
Apr
11
awarded  Yearling
Apr
5
answered What are the bumpy parts around the spindle of some pedals?
Jan
7
answered New 26“ inner tube different size to old 26” inner tube
Jan
7
comment Extend clearance for a 28mm tire
If it rubs at every point in the wheel's rotation, then there's nothing to be done - the tire's just too big. But if the wheel is out of round, then yes, this is absolutely a truing problem. Truing means that you make the rim as close to a perfect circle as possible - you eliminate both the side-to-side and up-and-down wobble.
Jan
5
answered Extend clearance for a 28mm tire
Sep
30
comment Is it safe to Cycle with an Umbrella?
This is a hare-brained idea. The umbrella won't even do much to keep you dry.
Sep
30
comment could I mount a different manufacturer brand rotor to use with my brakes?
@yeforriak: I'm not sure. You should post a separate question, maybe someone will know. Before you do, measure the distance between the mounting bolt holes (you might need measuring calipers).
Sep
30
comment could I mount a different manufacturer brand rotor to use with my brakes?
@cmannett85: they're not standardized, but I think there's only a small number of variations.
Sep
28
answered could I mount a different manufacturer brand rotor to use with my brakes?
Sep
28
answered Help needed identifying mystery screws on 1940s tandem
Sep
26
comment Is “Greased Lightning” safe to use for bicycle cleaning?
That article talks about soaking the chain in that stuff, sometimes for many months. That goes way beyond normal chain cleaning. I'd be conservative with any degreasing product on chains; chains are supposed to be greasy, you just want to remove the surface dirt.