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Jan
5
comment Does valve stem diameter matter for my rims?
Awesome info. thanks everyone! I just took the tube out of the tire (1st flat since i got that vintage bike), and it turned out to have a rip exactly where the valve meets the rim... so i will pay close attention to this! I like the rubber gasket idea better (right on last pic), but i will probably use the metal (center on last pic) for a while since it came with the cheap kendra tube i had lying around.
Jan
5
accepted Does valve stem diameter matter for my rims?
Jan
5
asked Does valve stem diameter matter for my rims?
Jul
30
revised How to achieve an always clean chain
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Jul
30
comment How to achieve an always clean chain
but on the other hand, cleaning too often will make you waste more time than you would need to work and buy a new expensive set :)
Jun
11
awarded  Yearling
Mar
23
awarded  Popular Question
Feb
20
comment What should I use to lubricate a freehub?
just a note, i'm still to try to slick honey grease. never found it selling for less than it's weight in gold so far. until then i will keep with the other name brands.
Feb
20
comment What should I use to lubricate a freehub?
@jimirings i consider a lubricant something that lubricates and /stays/ lubricating. if you want technicalities, water is also a lubricant. But you are welcome to do testing following the scientific method, since we can't use existing bibliography on the subject because wd-40 does not publish the ingredients on their product. my bet is that you will find that wd-40 is a lubricant that is thinned way more than the rest. that is fine if you want the 'penetrating' properties, but not so nice if you want it to remain /in/ a spinning freewheel. you will just be splashing your lubricant around.
Nov
25
awarded  Notable Question
Aug
12
comment Do glueless tube patches work as well as glue ones?
how about a glueless and patchless! howcast.com/videos/… :D
Aug
10
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
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awarded  Yearling
May
20
comment Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
@user906658 please do report back if you do the two tire trials. i'm curious as hell now! :)
May
20
comment Do I have to simply wait for google maps to add cycling directions to my area? Or can I help?
upvote, but i beg you: if you are contributing your time to mapping, do it to openstreetmaps. if you give the data to google, it's locked in one product. if you give your time to open initiatives, it's available to all. INCLUDING google maps. as they use that data a lot. thank you.
May
20
answered What map / navigation / bike direction apps are available for the iphone for commuting / urban cycling
May
20
answered Is it a good idea to get a narrower front tire and a wider rear tire on a road bike?
May
20
comment removing freewheel MF-Z012 without tools
i ended up using a very thin coating of grease, almost transparent. and thick engine oil 30w50 in abundance. wipe out excess and close. I was hopping it would be all clunk and noise by some months. Still going smooth! the Slick Honey can't be found in any LBS around here, and online it's too expensive!
May
18
awarded  Popular Question
May
8
comment Is this a good road bike frameset to consider building for a 5'6" rider?
had the measurements all wrong. 56st, 55tt, 31" standover... but you guys made a good point on the disadvantages on getting parts for it and the chance of it not being usable. Will only go down this road if i can get it for almost free, which i doubt. thanks guys.