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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.
May
8
comment Is this a good road bike frameset to consider building for a 5'6" rider?
@heltonbiker sorry, mbx is not common in the US. typed without thinking. read as mountain bike trails stuff.
May
8
revised Is this a good road bike frameset to consider building for a 5'6" rider?
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May
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asked Is this a good road bike frameset to consider building for a 5'6" rider?
Apr
16
comment Bike lock for a Mountain bike with easily removable wheels
recommend you lock that higher. some people actually steal bikes with a brick and hammer. place brick under lock, hammer the lock, walk away on your bike.
Jan
20
comment Home-made sealed freewheel?
how do you prevent the o'ring from braking the freewheel rotation?
Dec
15
comment Why is the front brake lever on the right if you 'drive' on the left and vice-versa?
had never heard of sutherland before, assumed it was one bike brand.
Dec
11
comment Why aren't sportive' 'bikes popular outside the UK?
what's the logic of "taller tube" plus "drop handlebar"? ...those brits :)
Dec
11
comment How much should I spend on my helmet?
Just fails to mention the macro economic aspect that if enough people keep buying the 150-300$ ones then the $20 will be the new $120 ones. :)
Dec
11
comment What makes a folding bicycle so difficult to ride?
every day coming back from work, there's one guy (or kid, can't tell, he's 6") on a foldable bike that just goes flying past me. every damn time. and it's one of those extremely small wheels... feels bad man.
Dec
11
comment Why is the front brake lever on the right if you 'drive' on the left and vice-versa?
@zenbike the manufacturer really says that? it's plain dumb :( "we're building something we belive is dangerous, but there's a good historic reason for that" c`mon. i don't ride on the streets much, and i like that i can brake with left hand and lower gears with right hand... i'd swap them over if i found myself in that situation often.
Dec
5
comment Do clipless pedals that can have toeclips exist?
my email is still unanswered... But now i'm searching for a Bebop Cleat, since i'm too cheap to pay $50 on something i don't even know i will like. After i have that, i will work on the adapter as shown above.
Nov
28
revised Do clipless pedals that can have toeclips exist?
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Nov
28
comment Do clipless pedals that can have toeclips exist?
actually a very clever design... it even have the tab on the back to rotate the pedal like a full sized mountain bike pedal... too bad i got bebops and not speedplays. will email him and see if he can work one with a way to attach to bebops.
Nov
28
comment Do clipless pedals that can have toeclips exist?
Thank you man! I just bought cheap bebop pedals (hint, anyone have a spare cleats for it, i'm buying!) and might try this! exactly what i was looking for!
Nov
28
accepted Do clipless pedals that can have toeclips exist?
Nov
18
comment U-lock stuck on a bike
updated the technique