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6h
comment Identity this bike
There is no way to solely identify a bike from a serial number. Upload some pictures of your bike and perhaps somebody can help.
8h
answered Pedal snaps at every rotation
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comment When did Ultegra shift from 9 to 10 speed rear cassettes?
I thought derailleurs weren't specific to the number of cogs. If it has 105 shifters, you're probably asking when 105 shifters were 9 speed.
Apr
15
comment Should I switch to a 13-23T or 12-25T cassette?
I did a similar swap to an 8 speed 12-25 from an 11-32 and I was quite happy with the results. Having the gear closer together made it much more likely that I could find a gear with comfortable cadence. I also have a triple 52-42-30 crankset which helps on the hills.
Apr
14
comment Road bike assembly - required tools
Check for bike co-ops in your area that would allow you to use their tools. There's a bike co-op in my area that is well stocked. There's a $5/hour fee for using the tools or you can volunteer in the shop and have the fee waived. They have basically every tool you would need to assemble a bike.
Apr
14
comment Front suspension or full suspension mountain bike
I checked the first link and it has a £1500 ($2200 US) price tag. That's far from affordable for most people. After checking the other links, that's the cheapest on you linked to. At this price level, full suspension is a good thing to consider, but at $1000 or below, the quality of full suspension isn't very good, and you'd be better off with just front suspension.
Apr
13
comment Can a sora 9 speed Rear Derailleur short cage support a 12-36 cassette single chain ring 56T?
The only question is whether a long cage would fit with a 20 inch wheel. It might hang really close to the ground in certain gears.
Apr
13
answered Can a sora 9 speed Rear Derailleur short cage support a 12-36 cassette single chain ring 56T?
Apr
12
accepted Trouble Removing bottom bracket. Is it my Tool?
Apr
11
reviewed Approve how do I tell the difference between bike brands
Apr
10
answered Beginner bicyclist question about purchasing a new road bike
Apr
6
comment Is a 29.5 km/h average speed decent for a 90 km ride (on road) with an elevation of 1200 m?
@RossMillikan, I don't know why Strava can't auto-filter (pardon the pun) these results. If you're all of a sudden riding twice as fast as you usually do, then something is wrong with the reading. It's either left on in the car, or something else is wrong with the readings.
Apr
6
reviewed Approve Is a 29.5 km/h average speed decent for a 90 km ride (on road) with an elevation of 1200 m?
Apr
6
comment Is a 29.5 km/h average speed decent for a 90 km ride (on road) with an elevation of 1200 m?
Also remember that a fair number of people on Strava will be setting those times while riding in a group.
Apr
6
answered fixie brake lever
Apr
4
comment Trouble Removing bottom bracket. Is it my Tool?
@PeteH a photo of what? The 6 foot pipe?
Apr
4
answered Trouble Removing bottom bracket. Is it my Tool?
Apr
4
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Apr
4
comment Trouble Removing bottom bracket. Is it my Tool?
Yes, I'm aware the drive side cup loosens by turning clockwise. I've been mainly focusing on the non-drive-side cup anyway, but neither side wants to move.
Apr
4
asked Trouble Removing bottom bracket. Is it my Tool?