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comment Rim brake pad interchangeability?
@Kibbee - See my update. On closer inspection the "threaded" canti pads I saw were very much similar to V-brake pads.
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comment Rim brake pad interchangeability?
@Criggie - The guy who runs our outfit is super cheap and hardly buys anything other than tires and some cables -- everything else is salvaged. And bikes we can't repair are scrapped. I "sneak" some parts on my own money from time to time. (We do have a relationship of sorts with one bike shop in town in that they often give us trade-ins.)
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revised Rim brake pad interchangeability?
Updated #1 canti and V-brake pad descriptions
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comment What kind of bike is this
The cottered crank probably dates it before 1980. The brakes are very low quality. There's not really enough there to say much more.
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revised Bicycle crank is wobbly
added 390 characters in body
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comment How to prevent drafting?
Pull down your shorts. If he doesn't back off, though, you'd better pull them back up and pedal like heck.
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answered Bicycle crank is wobbly
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comment How to prevent drafting?
A box of thumbtacks.
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comment Electric bike rear wheel spokes breaking
(I've seen spoke problems on geared hubs, due to the large hub size and the resulting sharp angle as the spoke approached the rim, causing failures at the rim. But the OP's description doesn't sound like the same scenario.)
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comment Rim brake pad interchangeability?
@Kibbee - How would you differentiate those from the cantis that use caliper pads?
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answered Rim brake pad interchangeability?
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comment Electric bike rear wheel spokes breaking
Yeah, the description doesn't make sense.
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comment Is it fine to use road bikes for daily commute?
Certainly looks like a reasonable commuting bike to me, so long as you can somehow carry whatever gear you need, and so long as the posture suites your style. What would make you think it's not OK for commuting?
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comment Why does my brake keep pinging out and almost killing me?
The cable is somehow routed improperly. I can't make out from the image exactly what's wrong, but when the lever is pushed in the cable should run straight down, not angle out like that. I'm guessing it's hanging up on the end of the pivot bolt.
Apr
25
comment Adjusting pedal / crank / other components to account for different leg sizes
You could, of course, add shims under the pedal clip on the "short" shoe. But it would, at the very least, make the shoes lousy for walking.
Apr
25
comment Adjusting pedal / crank / other components to account for different leg sizes
There used to be outfits that specialized in equipment for such situations (including, eg, crank arms with adjustable lengths). But I haven't seen signs of such in 20 years or so, since biking became so mass-marketing oriented.
Apr
25
revised How can a tadpole brake three wheels with only two levers?
Corrected spelling error in title
Apr
25
comment How important is shoe weight?
When you press down with one foot, the pedal on the other side is raising that foot. It balances.
Apr
25
comment Tiredness after long rides
Give yourself some slack. It takes weeks, if not months of training for the body to be up to nearly back-to-back century rides. (And it sounds like you have not studied how to help the body recover -- it takes more than coffee.)
Apr
24
comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
It depends on how often your $5000 bicycle is stolen.