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Aug
20
comment Selecting a front derailleur: parameters
Max capacity is the max difference between rings. 44/48 would imply anything in that range is OK. Pull type is up pull or down pull. Dunno about stay angle.
Aug
20
answered Knee Pain and Injury
Aug
19
answered Yet another stuck BB. Help me save my frame!
Aug
19
comment Why does my non-drive side crank arm come loose?
@AleksandarDimitrov - How does retightening differ from removing and reinstalling?? The point is they must be kept tight, to prevent further damage. Riding with the arm loose WILL damage the shaft and the threads.
Aug
19
comment Cube bike cassette wobble
It sounds like the cassette is falling apart, or has been misthreaded.
Aug
19
comment Yet another stuck BB. Help me save my frame!
The standard plumber's solution is to somehow just cut out the cup. Exactly how you'd do this is hard to say -- I'd probably have a shot at drilling through it in several places with a small drill bit. You would, of course, need to avoid gouging the soft aluminum threads too badly, but a few nicks wouldn't hurt so long as you "chased" them afterwards with, eg, an old steel cup.
Aug
19
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Aug
19
revised Maximum weight an average bicycle can carry?
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Aug
19
comment When the the caliper brakes are applied, the pads barely move at all
The cables may be rusted or worn out, or simply in need of lube.
Aug
18
revised Maximum weight an average bicycle can carry?
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Aug
18
comment Why the narrow wheels on comfort bikes?
But that bike uses a coaster hub with an internal brake, so brake clearance isn't an issue.
Aug
18
comment Rear wheel wobbles
Either the tire has been mounted lopsided or the wheel is out of true. If it's simply the tire you can deflate it and straighten it -- it should straighten up with a few tugs. If the wheel is out of true it must be "trued", a conceptually simple operation but one that requires some mechanical ability.
Aug
18
comment Cube bike cassette wobble
What do you mean by "backlash on the wheel"?
Aug
18
comment Wrong bike gear
Yeah, a previously working setup will tend to get off like this as the cable stretches. You get a lot of cable stretch when the cable is new, and several adjustments may be needed over a period of a few weeks. After that, only occasional adjustments are needed until the cable reaches end of life and starts to break one strand at a time.
Aug
18
comment Pressure gauge on my pump stuck at one value, what is wrong?
I had my Topeak floor pump fail in June. On inspection, the pin that secures the chuck lever had slipped out of one end of the chuck body, allowing the lever to be cockeyed. Unfortunately this resulted in damage to the gaskets (since I tried at least a dozen times to get it to work, each time abrading the center seal), and I had to replace the chuck.
Aug
17
comment wheel does not turn when pedaling on mongoose motivator
If the chain is properly installed and the rear cog is turning with the chain then something has come apart inside the rear hub. You need to take it to a bike shop.
Aug
17
comment Why the narrow wheels on comfort bikes?
Those tires don't look all that narrow to me -- I'd guess 28mm, maybe 32mm. And you certainly do see wider tires (up to 2") on "comfort" bikes in the US.
Aug
17
comment Why the narrow wheels on comfort bikes?
@Angelo - I run 35mm tires and consider a Kevlar belt to be "manditory", to prevent punctures every 100-200 miles.
Aug
16
revised How to ride to work without sweating?
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Aug
16
comment Are there any generic hose extensions for frame pumps?
Never seen it. You could make one by purchasing a replacement hose for a floor pump, cutting off the pump end fitting, and then fitting in a Schrader valve body.