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Jul
21
comment How to climb a hill as a beginner
A 5% hill is not trivial, and if it averages 5% there are probably spots where it gets up to 8% or so. (It would help to know more about your bike -- does it have low enough gears to allow you to "spin" up the hill at a decent cadence, or do you have to "grind" slowly? Are you using your lowest gear for the worst part?)
Jul
21
comment What is the difference between a horizontal top tube and a sloped one?
Of course the omit the "minor detail" that you need a longer seatpost, and since this seatpost is longer and must be stiffer (due to its length) it's heavier.
Jul
20
comment How to deal with motorist's road rage (after prevention has failed)
And you can probably make something that looks like a camera for even less.
Jul
20
comment What model/year is this bike?
Probably late 90s.
Jul
20
comment Trying to replace a wheel
@j0h - 48-spoke wheels are indeed rare, but 36-spoke ones are quite common, and 40-spoke not that unusual. There's no reason you should need more than 36-spoke wheels.
Jul
20
comment Please tell me what type of bike this is?
It is a full-suspension "mountain" bike. Some "mountain" bikes are designed to actually go off-road, others are better suited to city streets.
Jul
20
comment Bike feels like it is getting stuck when I start pedaling or increase pressure as I go up hills
Yeah, the rear wheel is likely twisting in the frame. This can happen especially on bikes with "old-fashioned" nutted axles, if the nut on one side comes loose.
Jul
20
comment Biking against traffic on a one-way streets in Europe
I would guess that Google is simply wrong. In the US it has been known to lead drivers into cornfields.
Jul
20
comment Trying to replace a wheel
For durable rims, you'd generally want 36-spoke rims (the original ones were apparently 32-spoke) and you want the spokes to be laced "3 cross". The spokes should be "double-butted" for best durability. (Contrary to popular belief, simply using thicker spokes does not make for a more durable wheel.) (I recommend Peter White for custom-built wheels. He knows what he's doing.)
Jul
20
comment Trying to replace a wheel
The Cannondale Adventure 5 (2010 model) appears to be a cassette wheel with 8 speeds. I believe this would tell then the wheel spacing. They would also like to roughly match the existing rim (not tire) width, so that your brakes are not seriously affected -- this you would have to measure.
Jul
20
comment Trying to replace a wheel
They need to know the basic parameters of the wheel if they are going to replace it. While you could even replace with a 26" wheel, the changes you'd need to make to the bike would be substantial. So it's reasonable for them to seek the best match reasonably possible to the existing wheel.
Jul
20
comment My tube lose air once inside Tyre and mounted on wheel?
Do note that when you inflate a tube outside of the tire it contains 5 psi max. But inside the tire you inflate anywhere from 30 to 100 psi. It's easy to have a leak that is insignificant at 5 psi.
Jul
19
comment Chain rubbing on rear derailleur cage after replacing crankset
You can still use all three rings, so long as you don't try to use small/small or large/large. These combos are generally "nonsense" anyway. (Way back in the stone age it was common for this to be a restriction. Now it mainly appears hoity-toity bikes ... and ones that have been modified.)
Jul
19
comment Chain rubbing on rear derailleur cage after replacing crankset
It suggests that the rear derailer needs to be adjusted.
Jul
18
comment Best outdoor bike storage?
If you use a tarp, arrange it so that air can circulate under it, to keep condensation from building up.
Jul
18
comment Max sizing for wheels and tires?
Measure the width of your rims on the inside, from the inside of one flange to the inside of the other. This is the "official" width of the rim. Very roughly speaking you want a tire about twice as wide as this width. (For some reason, bike rims often are marketed without clearly specifying the inner rim width, even though this is a critical dimension.)
Jul
18
comment Why did my tire fail?
I had a tire blow out when I carelessly adjusted the brakes after swapping wheels. The brake block was barely rubbing the sidewall of the tire when braking, and it wore a hole though the sidewall, about 1/2" from the edge of the rim. But this hole was not that large -- not even noticed until I went looking for the cause of the tube failure.
Jul
18
comment Chain length. how long or how many links
Long enough but not too long. (Seriously, it depends on whether this is a single-speed bike or derailleur style, if derailleur how many speeds and what their spread is, and how big the cogs are. You buy a chain that is "long enough" -- which most are, for standard bikes -- and then cut to length when you install it.)
Jul
18
comment What is causing an intermittent side to side wobble of the rear cogs?
My guess is that some of the ratchet pawls in the freehub are sticking and so the force on the cassette is not evenly transferred to the hub. This might also imply problems with the hub bearings.
Jul
18
comment How to repair a broken steel frame, at the rear drop out /chainstay location
Take it to a guy who repairs steel frames and have it brazed or welded.