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intermediate clyde roadie (for now :-)


Sep
9
comment Clacking noise as right crank goes 'over the top' once per revolution
Check the simple stuff too. I recently had the exact same problem with my new bike - a clack every revolution when in the small ring (same pedal position as you too!) - and it turned out to be the front derailleur cable end hitting the crank arm. Just bend the cable away from the crank.
Apr
2
comment Converting a MTB to a Road Bike
Smooth tires first (friction and noise), then improve the engine (you :-). IMO, weight is too costly to address, gearing not necessary to address.
Jul
24
comment 7-speed MTB cassette on 8/9-speed wheel hub, where does spacer go?
I accepted zenbike's answer as most correct for my actual question. As to the implied question "why did the proper placement result in incorrect engagement", I think lantius was right: LBS missed some basic incompatibility between old cassette, new wheel, and proper spacer. I took the parts back to the LBS, and they ground down the spacer to make it thinner.
Jul
21
comment How can I tell a bike is safe after a crash?
A great list and in the spirit of "how can I tell"
Jul
11
comment 7-speed MTB cassette on 8/9-speed wheel hub, where does spacer go?
I'll get some better, less greasy pics :-) I honestly didn't even think to replace just the rim.
Jul
11
comment 7-speed MTB cassette on 8/9-speed wheel hub, where does spacer go?
I think you're right about seating & incompatibilliy. I will get some better pics.
Jul
11
comment 7-speed MTB cassette on 8/9-speed wheel hub, where does spacer go?
Thanks, 2 reasons it does belong underneath
Jun
30
comment Is it harmful to shift RD while climbing standing?
No broken spokes, but the rim cracked (the bright line in the 2nd pic) and bulged out. I only noticed because it started rubbing on the brake pad. Actually I knew it was a little warped for a while, but only in the last month have I been standing from stops and on hills. So could easily be cause and effect.
Jun
28
comment Advantages of higher quality cranksets
Maybe just my confusion. I wasn't sure you really meant better cranks would shift better; I guess that's where I started thinking gears.
Jun
27
comment Advantages of higher quality cranksets
The question asks about crankset, which I take it is combination of crank arms and chain rings. Your answer is (I think) aimed at chain rings only; what are the benefits of upgrading the crank arms in addition?
Jun
27
comment Patch or replace tube?
+1 for replacing with spare tube on the ride then patching it later. And once patched, put that tube back in the seat bag as another spare.
Jun
27
comment Should inner tube have excess length?
Yes, and I already +1'd you for it :-) I would have just added my comment to your answer if I could at the time.
Jun
21
comment Is it harmful to shift RD while climbing standing?
Thanks all responders. I have a better idea what I'm wearing out faster, and better climbing techniques to avoid the wear (and obviously fatigue). I won't give up climbing standing entirely, but I'll give up full-power shifts ;-)