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Apr
16
comment New front fork on old Cannondale XR800
Batman is right, the XR800 didn't have suspension. Either you have some other model, or the previous owner switched the fork. Pictures would help.
Apr
15
answered why would my chain slip on the road, but not when the bike is on a stand?
Apr
11
answered Shifter with stuck barrel adjuster
Apr
11
answered 9 speed Shimano shifter with 7 speed drivetrain
Apr
11
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Apr
10
comment What's this cotter pin on the barrel adjuster for?
That sounds about right. I bet there was a new worker at the Salsa factory who didn't know that he was supposed to remove the clip after installing the barrel.
Apr
9
comment How to measure handlebar?
Most bars are either 25.4, 26.0 or 31.8 mm. 100 / π ~= 31.8, so that must be it.
Apr
9
answered How to measure handlebar?
Apr
9
comment Can't figure out the correct wheelset size for my Raleigh Rush Hour to replace the stock wheelset
And yes, I know that 28" != 622 mm. In this case, 28" is just a marketing name, the actual number has only a loose connection to reality.
Apr
8
answered Replacement or comparable model for my current Bottom Bracket
Apr
8
answered Can't figure out the correct wheelset size for my Raleigh Rush Hour to replace the stock wheelset
Apr
3
comment Feasability of repairing '70s-era welded-steel luggage rack
That rack just looks like it's inherently prone to failure. Yeah, you can weld it, but if you put anything heavier than a cheeseburger on there, it'll eventually break again, maybe in a different spot. Or, even worse, it'll break your front brake. Just put it on the "failed engineering" pile. There's a reason why these things aren't common anymore.
Mar
28
comment I'd like to upgrade my SRAM cassette, but confused by options
If you're getting a bigger cassette and a RD with a longer cage, then you'll definitely need a new chain - the old one won't be long enough.
Mar
28
comment Can I run a 700c/28"/29er wheel & tire on a 650B full-suspension mountain bike frame?
You already have some 700c wheels, so just check the fit yourself. You'll get more reliable information than whatever we tell you. Also pay attention to front derailleur clearance when it's on the smallest chainring.
Mar
25
comment Road tyres on mountain bike
@juagicre - you're implying that 27" and 29" are equivalent. They're not!
Mar
25
answered Road tyres on mountain bike
Mar
24
comment More or less skid patches for winter tires?
+1 to Kibbee. If you ride on the road, you need a brake, period.
Mar
24
answered Preventing ergonomic handlebar internal rubber cylinders to stick
Mar
23
comment Bicycle frame identify HELP
@IanBvlekowsky see: sheldonbrown.com/cribsheet-bottombrackets.html . And considering the age of the frame, it's safe to assume that the parts have been thoroughly messed with.
Mar
23
comment Bicycle frame identify HELP
@IanBvlekowsky This is incorrect. On French and Italian BBs, both cups have right-handed threads. As opposed to all the other types, where the drive side is left-handed, and the non-drive side is right-handed.