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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?
Mar
26
answered Remove paint from the head tube
Mar
26
answered Visual inspection of wheel hub
Mar
26
comment How to work around a high seatpost?
There is no work-around, you'll just have to get it unstuck somehow.
Mar
26
comment What do you wish you knew you before you bought your first nice bike?
Let's narrow it down. What sort of bike are you looking at? Do you mainly ride on road or off?
Mar
22
comment QR vs solid axle for freewheel hub
I've never bent an axle in my life, and I weigh 215 pounds. Your friend must be doing something wrong, or he's just really unlucky.
Mar
22
answered What are the good ways to maintain the bicycle while raining season?
Mar
22
answered Peer pressure in road cycling
Mar
22
comment Will I break my Dahon Mu Uno?
Squeaks are a part of life. If you can find and fix the source of the squeak, great; if not, just learn to live with it. No, you won't break your bike.
Mar
15
comment When is a wheel considered true?
It also depends on whether you have rim brakes or disc brakes.
Mar
15
answered Is it possible to shorten a chain?