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Mar
11
comment What to do about a stuck chain link on 10 speed chain
(See, as usual, the Park Tool site, for info on how to deal with this.)
Mar
11
comment What to do about a stuck chain link on 10 speed chain
How did you assemble the chain? If you used a chain tool, did you do as instructed, and use the second anvil of the tool to loosen the joined link slightly?
Mar
11
comment How long should MTB disc brake pads last?
@Kibbee - Mostly road miles. Don't remember the brand of the pads, but I did replace the original pads right off, because the originals were too "grabby"
Mar
11
comment Getting used to narrower handlebars
Note that the angle of the bar can make a big difference, as can how far forward the brake hoods are placed.
Mar
10
answered Front derailleur cable change
Mar
10
answered Does new chainring require change of other parts?
Mar
10
answered I have 27 inch wheels and need new inner tubes what size can I use
Mar
10
comment How do I estimate how long it will take me to ride my commute?
One thing to keep in mind is that a ride can easily go 30% faster or slower just based on your mood and how you feel. Plus wind, traffic, and other variable external factors can have a significant influence.
Mar
10
comment Retrieving Loose Nipple from Inside Rim
Yeah, lost a nipple inside a rim once, when doing a field repair of a broken spoke. Luckily it didn't quite get away and was able to recover it, in spite of less than ideal working conditions. (I've since learned to thread the nipple backwards onto the spoke and use the spoke to insert it -- vs just trying to drop it in place -- then hold in place until the spoke is secured.)
Mar
9
comment How to carry skis on a bike?
The right trailer is very maneuverable.
Mar
9
comment How do I estimate how long it will take me to ride my commute?
One fairly important question is whether you have showers at the other end. If not then you may not be willing to work up as much of a sweat.
Mar
8
comment How to carry skis on a bike?
A "Bob"-style trailer is one option. (Look here for "how to carry a surfboard" for other ideas.)
Mar
8
comment How To Prevent Holes Around The Inner-tube Valve?
You may want to gently smooth the tire side of the valve hole, at the edges, to eliminate sharp edges.
Mar
8
comment How do I estimate how long it will take me to ride my commute?
It would take me roughly an hour, on typical roads around here. There are people who could do it in half that time, though. And a difference in roads could easily be another 2x factor, one way or the other.
Mar
8
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Mar
8
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Mar
7
comment Do I need to replace cranks after newly installed pedals torqued out along with some threads in my crank?
There is a slight possibility that your cranks have a different thread. I think Sheldon has an article on that -- some French or Italian "standard" that is close to the usual standard but not quite.
Mar
7
answered Water in my back tire
Mar
7
comment What inner tube do I need for this tyre?
Keep in mind that tubes can cover a fairly wide range of tires. The same tube generally fits 27" and 700 (28") tires, and typically a width range will be speced something like 28-37 mm.
Mar
7
comment Do I need to replace cranks after newly installed pedals torqued out along with some threads in my crank?
Is is possible that you got the left and right peddles crossed? (Even with gunk in the threads, the pedals should have screwed in with only mild force.)