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Oct
25
comment Brake callipers not long enough to allow adjustment of pads
I guess I can try. I've been riding with them for a few weeks now though, so I doubt it.
Oct
25
comment Brake callipers not long enough to allow adjustment of pads
Thanks for the advice. Trouble is I've spent my budget on 105s. Having to buy more brakes (or a fork, which would then probably not be compatible with other stuff) is going to stretch it.
Oct
25
comment Brake callipers not long enough to allow adjustment of pads
Bloody hell bike gear is so frustrating! Nothing fits anything else, there's no standards and no compatibility. Pretty much every component I've tried to upgrade over the years hasn't fitted. I thought that brakes at least are pretty standard. Arrrgghhh!
Oct
24
asked Brake callipers not long enough to allow adjustment of pads
Oct
24
comment What should I look for when buying tubes?
Good question! I am often amazed by the price difference in tubes. I get a lot of flats so wouldn't mind paying a bit extra if they would last longer.
Oct
24
comment Road Shifters, Mountain Rear Derailleur?
+1 for getting help from your LBS. I've bought a cassette from my LBS and it didn't work with the derailleur. They couldn't even figure out why. But because I bought the cassette, took it home and fitted it they couldn't give me a refund. If they fit it, they'll probably wear the cost of components they try out.
Oct
19
comment Front brake only on a fixed-gear bike
Be aware though, you want to have a good front brake. I swapped the standard Tektro caliper that came on my bike for a Shimano 105 and it's great. With just the Tektro I found my braking a little insufficient.
Oct
19
answered Bike Direction on Roof
Oct
19
accepted Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
Oct
17
comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
Thanks for the comment about the installation compression. It's a very relevant answer and I had trouble deciding which answer to choose.
Oct
17
comment How do I taper for a century+ ride?
Thanks for the thoughts. I feel better having had a bit of a rest the day before, so maybe it's psychological and I should be pushing harder. It's so hard to judge this stuff!
Oct
17
accepted How do I taper for a century+ ride?
Oct
17
revised How do I taper for a century+ ride?
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Oct
12
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12
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Oct
12
asked How do I taper for a century+ ride?
Oct
7
answered Do any bike sharing schemes provide a way to rent or share helmets along with the bikes?
Oct
1
accepted Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Sep
30
revised How long does it take to get used to a hard saddle?
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Sep
30
answered How long does it take to get used to a hard saddle?