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Feb
3
comment Presta valve on new tube won't inflate
It's unclear what you're describing. If you hear air going into the tire as you pump, and it does not come whooshing out when you pull the chuck off, then presumably the pump is OK. (Hardly any pumps depend on the Presta valve to prevent air from flowing back into the pump anymore.) Did you perhaps hole the tube while installing it??
Feb
3
comment I have an older Novara bike wth 26 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 tires. Any tires out there with a full whitewall?
If the ISO is 32-622 then it is not a 26" bike. It is a "700c" bike (or what is now sometimes bizarrely called a "29 inch" bike).
Feb
3
comment I have an older Novara bike wth 26 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 tires. Any tires out there with a full whitewall?
Why are you recommending a 700c tire on a 26" bike?
Feb
2
comment durablity and brand?
@Mσᶎ - Yep, right around 5 years ago disk brake prices dropped rather quickly, when they began to become OE on some midrange models. And, of course, "expensive" is relative. I would consider an option that adds $500 to the price of bike to be "expensive". Others might not.
Feb
2
comment Can Park Tool CG-2.2 kit work with the bike upside down?
Most chain washers use a zig-zag setup of three brush-rollers, and this requires an inch or two slack in the chain.
Feb
2
comment durablity and brand?
I didn't say they didn't exist. But they were incredibly expensive.
Feb
2
comment Can Park Tool CG-2.2 kit work with the bike upside down?
You say "coaster brake". Most chain wash setups require that the chain be somewhat slack, and you're not going to get that with a standard coaster brake.
Feb
2
comment Questions gym bike
Is this an exercise bike, or a regular bike you're riding on the gym floor or track? "Step on the pedal hard on the wet" makes no sense. "Bike split" is not a term I recognize.
Feb
2
comment durablity and brand?
If the bike is more than about 5 years old (which is certainly likely) it would be incredibly unusual to find disk brakes on it.
Feb
2
comment Can Park Tool CG-2.2 kit work with the bike upside down?
I've never tried it, and there would be some problems. You need to have the tool on the slack side of the chain as it's pulled backwards off the jockeys and onto the front ring. Probably, as Moz suggests, you'd end up with the handle (if you use it) on the frame side of the chain.
Feb
2
comment 2 speed quad sprocket bike… do these exist? If not, why not?
@mattnz - Particularly observe the warning about losing fingers.
Feb
2
comment 2 speed quad sprocket bike… do these exist? If not, why not?
As a practical matter you get most of the same advantages from a bike with a regular multi-speed hub, so there's no (selling) point in making one. But you can certainly make one for yourself if you wish.
Feb
1
comment durablity and brand?
It's a full-suspension bike, and such bikes are purported to be designed for fairly rugged off-road use. However, some Chinese makers produce "wannabe" bikes that look tough but are barely suited for city streets, so it's hard to say.
Jan
31
comment Chain lube that won't repaint my legs?
Nothing will be perfect. Chain wax is probably the least likely to rub off, but when the chain gets dirty the dirt rubs off regardless.
Jan
31
comment Chain lube that won't repaint my legs?
Get some gaiters.
Jan
31
comment Chain lube that won't repaint my legs?
If the lube is properly applied it should not be thrown off the chain, so you will only get lube on things that touch the chain.
Jan
31
comment Safely Switch Bicycles before a Century?
Your butt and the new bike seat will not be friends.
Jan
31
comment I have an older Novara bike wth 26 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 tires. Any tires out there with a full whitewall?
@Batman - Which is one very good reason to ignore the inch sizing and go by the ISO.
Jan
30
comment Rear hub bearing replacement
Note that some hub designs have the dust cap as part of the hub rather than part of the cone. I don't know if you can readily buy replacement dust caps for such hubs.
Jan
30
comment I have an older Novara bike wth 26 x 1 1/4 x 1 3/4 tires. Any tires out there with a full whitewall?
Tire sizing systems