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comment Unable to pedal when in high gears
If the chain were too short, small/small would not be a problem.
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answered Unable to pedal when in high gears
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comment Using a wider inner tube
Normally the size range of the tube is printed on the side of it.
1d
comment How much of a difference does giving blood make to recreational cycling?
Pro athletes obviously go the other direction -- they ADD blood (blood doping) before a competition.
1d
comment Replace rear deraileur without breaking the chain
In a shop you can disassemble the derailer to free the chain, but you need to be in a place with a clean floor so you can find the parts you drop.
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comment Front derailleur never alligned
Yeah, it's not at all unusual to need to "misadjust" something before tightening, so that it lines up correctly when tight. It's just a bit of trial and error.
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comment Same tube for 23mm and 28mm tires?
Yeah, basically it's what's stamped on the tube. If the tube tops out at 23 you could stretch to 28 in an emergency, but it would not be wise in a planned situation. (Tubes are cheap.)
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comment How much of a difference does giving blood make to recreational cycling?
I recall 20-30 years ago cycling to work, giving blood, then cycling home that evening (12 miles one way over "gently rolling" terrain). I got light-headed and had to stop and rest, then take it easy the rest of the way home. Was fine the next day. (Drinking plenty of extra fluid will probably help.)
2d
comment Recommendations for a fork-mount rack
I will note that it helps if your bike has bosses on the side of the fork to facilitate mounting low-rider racks, vs having to use a clamp around the fork arm.
2d
comment Recommendations for a fork-mount rack
Some worthwhile reading: adventurecycling.org/resources/how-to-department/gear/…
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comment Recommendations for a fork-mount rack
We don't give specific product recommendations (at least we're not supposed to), but your choice in style is between "regular" and "low rider" styles (with the "low rider" style probably being more common). The "regular" style is just a smaller/shorter version of a rear rack, while a "low rider" lacks the actual "rack" on top but instead has bars on the sides to allow panniers to be mounted relatively low, with only a "hoop" (sometimes) looping over the top of the wheel. The "low rider" style (with hoop) is preferred since it keeps the weight lower and has less effect on steering and balance.
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comment What is this tool for?
Looks like a (very cheap) spoke wrench to me.
May
26
comment Help for a 169 mile bike ride
Mississippi is not the Great American Desert. Towns are 10 miles apart or closer, a farmhouse is always within sight. And they are, for the most part, friendly, courteous people who will gladly help you out if you should have such an incredibly unusual experience as shredding a tire. (A broken spoke is a far more likely problem.)
May
26
comment new chain skipping
As suggested below, the new chain should have the same number of links as the old one, not be the same length. After all, you are replacing it because it "stretched". But if you run with a "stretched" chain for too long the cogs wear prematurely. A good bike shop will be able to tell you (with a measuring tool) if the cogs are worn too far, or you can use the "lift test": Lift the chain off the cog. If you can lift it more than halfway off the teeth then the cog is too worn.
May
25
comment Can I combine different wheel sizes in one mtb?
Terry was making women's bikes with a smaller front wheel in the 70s.
May
25
answered Help for a 169 mile bike ride
May
25
comment Help for a 169 mile bike ride
"Boiled eggs" isn't really "carbs".
May
24
comment 1996 Mongoose size 19" Crossway 650 replacement size inner tube
I'm guessing the 19" value is printed on the frame somewhere, not on the tire or wheel. Look VERY CAREFULLY on the side of the tire for measurements -- You will see something like 24x1-3/4 or 24x1.75, and usually just before that a cryptic number like 45-507. Find the numbers, write them down, then report back, (Or refer to Sheldon, the god of bicycle technical info.)
May
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comment How do internal hubs work
Hard to answer as there are a half-dozen different schemes. However, I'm sure there are a few "exploded views" on the web somewhere.