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comment Small puncture not repaired even after three attempts, patch leaks every time
If you can tear off the patch easily, then either there's something wrong with the patch kit or you're using it wrong. I recommend the Park patch kit - the patches are self-adhesive, so you don't have to mess around with glue.
Apr
30
comment What's wrong with my tire?
First thing you should do is learn how to fix flats yourself. Unless you take out the tube and look at where it's leaking, you can't tell what happened to it.
Apr
26
answered Corroded brake levers
Apr
22
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Apr
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Apr
22
comment Right fork mounting point
Headlight is the only thing that makes sense. The little teeth are probably to keep the light from turning once the bolt is tightened.
Apr
21
answered Bike Shorts, Do you wear things under/over them?
Apr
11
awarded  Yearling
Apr
10
comment Rear derailleur shifts all gears at once
Yeah, sounds like a problem with the shifter.
Apr
9
comment Rear derailleur shifts all gears at once
Maybe the new chain is the wrong width?
Mar
28
comment How to fix a sluggish bike?
@CaptainCodeman - There you go then. Adjust the brakes so they're not rubbing. And it sounds like you need a new chain as well.
Mar
28
comment How to fix a sluggish bike?
@CaptainCodeman - possibly, but you'd have to try really hard. A "wobbly misaligned wheel" is caused by uneven spoke tension pulling the rim out of shape. Look up "wheel truing".
Mar
28
comment How to fix a sluggish bike?
@Blam is right - this is not the first thing you should try, although it is something that should be done regularly. If your bearings are so messed up that you can't get the bike above 5 MPH, then they're beyond fixing. But I don't think that's the problem.
Mar
27
answered needing new front suspension
Mar
27
answered Changing to rigid fork on C-dale Killer V 900 w 1.5
Mar
26
comment Force open a U-lock
You'll get those no matter what you do. At least this method is quick (noisy, though).
Mar
26
answered Force open a U-lock
Mar
26
comment Do I need to chase a thread before installing a bottom bracket on a new frame?
@whatsisname - I've also heard of people making a homemade chasing tool from an old BB cup. I don't have an illustration, but the idea is to simply cut a chunk out of it, like you would cut the first slice of a cake. I've never done it, so I won't endorse this method - just throwing it out there.
Mar
26
comment Do I need to chase a thread before installing a bottom bracket on a new frame?
@azer89 - Chasing is usually not necessary. It's necessary if there's enough crap in the threads to keep the BB from screwing in properly - otherwise it's a waste of time. See the answer by whatsisname.
Mar
26
answered Do I need to chase a thread before installing a bottom bracket on a new frame?