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Apr
27
answered How to prevent drafting?
Apr
27
comment Rim brake pad interchangeability?
I'm not sure how you would differentiate them. But a v-brake pad is seem to measure larger from the braking surface to the brake arm attachment point than a standard caliper pad, so I would think that if you were meant to use caliper pads vs v-brake pads that the brake would be designed to accommodate that specific type of pad. I'm not sure on this and they could be completely interchangeable. I would probably use the style of pads recommended by the manufacturer of the brakes.
Apr
27
comment Rim brake pad interchangeability?
The cantilever brakes on my bike actually use v-brake pads. So you might want to add that to the list.
Apr
25
comment Can a threaded headeset be converted to a threadless headset
What advantages does a threadless headset offer that you feel the need to switch? What exactly is the difference in feed between a threaded with an adapter and a real threadless?
Apr
24
comment How do you clip your helmet to your bag when not wearing it?
You're supposed to hang it from your stem. See rule 76 for more info. :)
Apr
24
comment How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
You can patch a tube for under $0.50. I don't know why you would replace the tube every time.
Apr
22
comment Replacing Crankset
You'll need to check that the bottom bracket is the same between the two, which I don't think it is in this case from a quick google search. If the bottom bracket is not compatible you'll have to replace that too.
Apr
21
revised Why do I keep getting flats?
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Apr
21
answered Why do I keep getting flats?
Apr
21
reviewed Approve If chain/ BB/ casette are dead can chainrings and derailleurs still be OK?
Apr
20
comment What make of bmx is this
Add some pictures if you want help identifying the bike.
Apr
20
answered If chain/ BB/ casette are dead can chainrings and derailleurs still be OK?
Apr
20
comment What is the logic to the order of Shimano Components?
I would hardly call them BSO quality. The Trek 1.1 and 1.2 road bikes come with Claris and Sora. They are perfectly serviceable equipment for a recreational cyclist.
Apr
20
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Apr
20
comment What is the logic to the order of Shimano Components?
You should probably add Sora and Claris to be more complete.
Apr
20
comment Handlebar-mounted “turn indicator” that can pair with a smartphone for turn-by-turn GPS navigation
You could look for some bone conducting headphones. They don't block your hearing, but still allow you to hear the sounds from your phone.
Apr
20
comment Handlebar-mounted “turn indicator” that can pair with a smartphone for turn-by-turn GPS navigation
@Batman I don't think the indicator in this case is meant to signal to motorists and other road users but rather to indicate to the rider when there is a turn approaching in the predefined route.
Apr
19
comment How to carry a large backpack on a bike rack?
Talk to the school about it. Seriously. Kids shouldn't be required to carry such heavy loads just to get to school. The kids should be able to carry their own backpack on their back. Try to get something good with a waist strap to get the weight off the shoulders.
Apr
19
comment Teaching a child to push off
Too high can be subjective, but if the knee is beyond 90 degrees than it may be too high. Kids bikes can be trick to get them to fit right. Between the short legs, the feet touching the ground on the seat, and the length of the crank arms, it can be difficult to get a bike with an efficient pedaling position. Also, without gears, they'll have to push harder (relatively) than an adult would on a bike with gears to get going. But they often lack the strength and balance to stand on the pedals which would be required to get going from a stop.