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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
comment Masi Especiale fixed gear
Many bike stores deal in used bikes and would probably be an easy place to sell it. Although you may get less than if you sold it straight to the end user. The bike store will want to make a profit off of it.
Apr
20
comment What make of bmx is this
Add some pictures if you want help identifying the bike.
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
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.
Apr
19
comment Teaching a child to push off
This is one of the last things that all 3 of my kids figured out. If they get too frustrated, just give them a little push so they can continue on their way. I think you are doing the right thing with getting himto put the pedals in the right position. If his knees are too high you might want to lift the seat a bit, even if he can only touch the ground with his toes. I don't have anything else to add other than stick to it and he will get it eventually.
Apr
16
comment Trouble removing bottom bracket
are you turning it the right way? The drive side cup is reverse threaded.
Apr
13
comment What is the minimum repair kit/parts I should bring on a 150 mile bikepacking trip?
The only thing I might add is a couple of brake/shifter cables, or just make sure yours are in good shape before you start. You can get by with a single brake or no shifting, but it would make you trip a little less fun and the added weight would be minimal.
Apr
13
comment Can the Garmin 520 be charged while riding?
As an alternative, consider one of Garmin's hiking models like the Dakota, Montana, or Oregon. Some of them support using AAs that can be easily switched out, and a second set of batteries should be enough to get you through the full 20 hours. They make a great bicycle handlebar mount. Also, many models support Cadence (GPS only for speed) and HRM but it's a feature that Garmin doesn't advertise too much.
Apr
13
comment Why are most BSOs mountain bikes?
I think the second part is the biggest reason. I've heard constant worries from people new to the sport that they couldn't balance on those skinny tires, or that drop bars make you bend over too much. You can get bikes with drop bars like touring bikes that are almost as upright as a mountain bike or hybrid, and after a few rides you don't even notice the tire width anymore. A skinny saddle (not extremely wide) is a lot more comfortable on long rides than a big fat one.
Apr
12
comment Can the Garmin 520 be charged while riding?
Possible duplicate of Can Garmin Edge 500/510 and 800/810 be charged while riding?