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May
8
comment What does a good weld look like
Hmmm.... I see I said Trek one place and Cannondale another. It was one of those two, but it was long enough ago I don't remember which, for sure.
May
8
comment Do mechanical disc brakes suffer from heat-induced fade?
All brakes can suffer from heat-induced fade. The failure mode of boiling fluid, however, is obviously only present with fluid-operated brakes.
May
8
comment Can I carry my folding bike by using the rack as a handle?
Try it and see.
May
8
comment Repeated rear flat on a Trek 4300 started this season only!
Where precisely is the puncture, and how big (and what orientation) is the "slit"? And what do you have for a rim strip?
May
7
comment How much pressure can mountain bike tires take?
Normally bike tires will have a max pressure rating (shown on the sidewall) higher than you'd want to use, except maybe on smooth pavement (where higher pressures are especially useful). Generally for off-road use you will want a pressure somewhat lower than the max (though not so low that the tire "bottoms out" and results in "snakebite" punctures).
May
7
comment “Footprint” of the Park Tool PCS 9 stand
I've been using that Park stand at a place where I rehab bikes for Christmas Anonymous. My impression (can't look at the stand until tomorrow) is that it would not fit in a standard bathtub.
May
7
comment How do self-adjusting hydraulic disc brakes work?
Summarize the link!!!
May
7
comment Do I need to replace 10 speed chain if using a bigger cluster, also 10 speed?
You may need a longer chain.
May
6
comment Do Carbon Wheels Stay True Longer Than Aluminum Wheels?
(It's also helpful in the situation I'm having now, where the video doesn't play.)
May
6
comment Do Carbon Wheels Stay True Longer Than Aluminum Wheels?
You should summarize the contents of the link. This not only saves readers time, it keeps your answer from becoming totally useless if the link goes away.
May
6
comment Hydraulic disk brake stops working when hot; back to normal after cooling - is this expected?
Any brake can fail on a long downhill. But what you describe does sound more like a poorly-bled system, or a leak somewhere. (Why did the other brake fail?)
May
6
comment Locking a vehicle bicycle rack
Actually, the locks on the knobs are probably fairly secure, since the average bike thief would not have the tools at hand to break them. In any event, you can only slow down the determined thief, making him look elsewhere for an easier target.
May
6
comment How to prevent accidental unclipping while cornering?
It should be noted that, in addition to moving side-to-side and back-and-forth, the plates can be rotated relative to long axis of the shoe. If you are slightly pigeon-toed, you should generally rotate the plates clockwise on the left and CCW on the right (as you view the bottom of the shoe). If splay-footed, rotate the other way. (Just a little will do you.) This adjustment will often help alleviate unintended unclips.
May
5
comment Could someone help me identify this bike?
I would guess the bike is from the mid/late-80s. Decent quality.
May
5
comment Is having a disc brake on a single speed bicycle a bad idea?
I think what he was saying is that his shop doesn't sell that model.
May
5
comment How did this happen to my chainring?
I have seen automobile wheels where 4 of the 5 lug bolts have come off, and the only clue was that the lug nuts were rattling around in the hubcap.
May
5
comment How did this happen to my chainring?
@user1833028 - You should always be attentive of squeaks and clicks coming from your bike. A properly-assembled bike in good working order should be silent, aside from chain noise. And you should feel nothing through the pedals other than smooth motion.
May
4
comment How did this happen to my chainring?
Well, the bolts aren't very long -- maybe 4 threads. And the ring is sort of locked in place by the spider, so even with several bolts gone it wouldn't be obvious.
May
4
comment Will disc brakes aggravate the problem with spokes pulling through the rim?
I'm with you until you say that the force due to braking is less than the weight load. I haven't worked it out, but it seems to me that the short lever arm represented by the hub could theoretically create substantial force.
May
4
comment How did this happen to my chainring?
Improper assembly would simply mean that the bolts were not properly torqued (or perhaps the wrong bolts were used) the last time the ring was replaced. It's not really a rocket science operation, but anything can be screwed up, if you try hard enough.