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Dec
6
answered Are road bike seats interchangeable?
Dec
5
comment Pedaling in Rear Wheel design
Note that about a year ago someone was pushing nearly the identical bike but with the pedals on the front wheel.
Dec
5
comment Optimal beginner training
Just ride. Don't obsess over having a highly detailed "plan".
Dec
4
comment Why would the tension screw on a Brooks saddle have unscrewed to zero? What negative effects?
You're sure the saddle didn't just stretch out?
Dec
3
comment Are fatbikes capable riding in mud?
Assuming the mud is of uniform consistency for several inches of depth, there is a maximum practical pounds per square inch (PSI) that one can place on the mud and not sink in (not too badly, at least). The wider the tire, the lower the PSI the tire exerts (for a given weight bike and rider) and hence the "muddier" the mud the tire can handle.
Dec
1
comment Are single-sided forks a gimmick?
@mattnz - Among other things, the auto axle is balanced by the axle on the other side. And the auto suspension is actually DESIGNED to "bend" (camber) as it compresses, to maintain the desired geometry.
Dec
1
comment Use Raspberry Pi (and C#) in a bicycles
Nah, you should be using Objective-C.
Dec
1
awarded  innertube
Nov
30
comment My crankset stops the pedals from turning when I tighten it onto the bottom bracket
You're question is unclear. When you tighten the crank arm onto the shaft can you tell what, if anything, is binding? It kinda looks like the crank arm and BB cup are designed to "nest" to produce a seal. Do they indeed seem to "nest"? Why did you take the crank arm off, and what have you done to the BB bearings since taking the arm off?
Nov
30
comment Are single-sided forks a gimmick?
But with the single-legged fork the fork AND axle must be able to resist bending under (pretty extreme) load, producing even more of a problem than with the 2-legged fork and uneven compression.
Nov
30
comment Is there a way to convert the Park PCS-12 to PCS-10?
You can always make your own base, of course. And there are cheaper floor stands available than the PCS-10.
Nov
30
comment What is the correct frame size for me?
A very basic/crude rule is that, on an old-fashioned frame where the top bar is horizontal, you should be able to stand flat-footed over the bike with about two inches of air between the top bar and the stuff above the top bar. (On the more typical "modern" frame with a slant bar you have to imagine where the horizontal bar would be.) But this only gets you in the right ballpark.
Nov
29
revised Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
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Nov
29
answered Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
I don't recall this issue being raised here before, and there have been several serious trailer bikers around from time to time. So I'm thinking there's a problem with this specific trailer.
Nov
28
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
@tvandenbrande - Yeah, swapping the tires (or at least flipping them around) will equalize the wear a bit -- would give you maybe 60% more tread life. Of course it means dismounting the tires, a definite PITA.
Nov
27
comment Continuing to use damaged cones in rear hub?
In theory that will work. But replacement cones are readily available for most size bearings, so consider replacing them.
Nov
27
comment How to measure the size of a suitable tire for my bike?
But note that the tire width is greater than the rim width.
Nov
27
comment How to measure the size of a suitable tire for my bike?
If there's a tire on the rim, read the numbers off of it.
Nov
27
comment Croozer bike trailer optimalisation for less tire detoriation
What tire pressure are you running? Pressure too low or too high could contribute to tire wear. For those tires I would guess you should be running at least 40psi, maybe 60. And, of course, use good quality tires.