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Jul
28
answered How can I inflate Presta valve tires using a Presta compatible pump without bending the valve stem?
Jul
28
comment Caliper bolts after crash: repair or replace?
(I'm betting it's a common replacement part and any bike shop should carry it.)
Jul
28
comment Tire size / rear dropout incompatibility?
This is not wise. Not only is the wheel apt to come loose, but also the derailer will not properly mesh with the rear cluster. But from the looks of it (a few pictures on Google) that bike is a pure road bike with very little tire clearance -- very likely any tire larger than 25 or so is going to be too large.
Jul
28
comment Caliper bolts after crash: repair or replace?
Unless you can't find the bolt, replace it.
Jul
28
comment Why does the rear hub (cassette) moves on the axle when I pedal?
It sounds like the cassette (the cluster of sprockets) may have come apart or come loose from the hub.
Jul
26
comment What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
Ambiguous at best. If you put a wrench on a pedal, hold the wrench horizontal, and pedal forward, the pedal will unscrew.
Jul
26
comment front luggage carrier for a single speed bike
I agree. Maybe a large handlebar bag will work (though even that is dangerous if overloaded), but a front rack needs to be REALLY firmly mounted, and a removable rack just won't do that unless a lot of extra care goes into the design.
Jul
26
comment Using a 700x23 tire on my wheel (which currently accomodates 700x25)
Starting to get a little narrow, but you could probably go down to about an 18mm tire on that rim before you had problems. If the 25s are OK then 2mm isn't enough to make things go sour.
Jul
26
comment Does the term “domestique” have negative connotations?
In US English the term "domestic" might be used to refer to a household servant. The connotation would not generally be complimentary. So to the American ear it does sound like a veiled insult when "domestique" is used to refer to cyclists who assist the "stars" of the team, and thus it seems reasonable to wonder what connotation the term carries in French.
Jul
25
comment Pain in left hand
What kind of handlebar? Gloves? Can you/do you change hand positions regularly. What is the height of the handlebar vs the height of the seat? Where precisely is the pain/numbness -- wrist? heel? fingers? crotch of thumb?
Jul
25
comment What are important items should I carry if I am plannig for 200 - 400 km
@PrasadSDeshpande - Like I said, the bike is probably fine for that distance. In India I'd guess that water is usually available (though the quality may vary), the roads may tend to be on the rough side, and it's apt to be warm and humid. 35 mm tires (which you appear to have) are probably a good choice. You likely will not be inclined to "race", so the handlebars are OK (the main negative being that they don't offer alternate hand positions -- consider getting bar extensions).
Jul
25
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Jul
25
answered What are important items should I carry if I am plannig for 200 - 400 km
Jul
25
comment What are important items should I carry if I am plannig for 200 - 400 km
See bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/5321/… and bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/3868/…
Jul
25
comment Can I carry my tandem on a bumper carrier?
Be exceedingly careful where/how you park, if the bike is hung like that. It would be very easy for someone (in a car or walking) to not see the bike and hit it. If they're in a car you'd quite likely lose the bike. If they're walking you'd likely lose the lawsuit.
Jul
24
comment Help a new biker with bad fitness to become a bike commuter
@Johnny - I live in Minnesota. -20C is -4F. Cold but far from life-threatening. You do need gloves, but the face can remain exposed (while cycling at moderate speed) so long as the ears are covered.
Jul
24
comment What are important items should I carry if I am plannig for 200 - 400 km
Pretty sure this has been covered in pretty good depth some time in the past 2 years (since I joined).
Jul
24
comment Can I replace a 3-gear crankset with a 2-gear one cheaply and efficiently?
(But most cranksets are fairly standard and not at all "exotic", until you get into things like external bearings.)
Jul
24
comment Can I replace a 3-gear crankset with a 2-gear one cheaply and efficiently?
The weight savings would be microscopic. You can, if you wish, remove the granny ring and maybe then adjust the derailer limit screw to handle only two rings. But the screw may not have enough adjustment range for that.
Jul
23
answered What is the logo gear worn by non-commuter cyclists?