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revised Do studded tires make less than ideal railroad crossings worse?
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comment slow bike…is it the chain?
The brake should not be touching the wheel rim, except when braking. If they intermittently touch the wheel, then the wheel is out of true, something that can also cause the symptoms you describe.
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comment Threaded headset wobbles after riding
Sheldon Brown, PBUH, also has some information
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comment Will I notice the benefits of changing wheels?
I can second applying some skepticality to wheels with weird spokes. My bike came with some Shimano wheels that had fancy spokes that attached & adjusted at the hub, not the rim. When I needed some replaced after a few years, the bike shop had to special order them at not-insignificant cost. Another few thousand miles down the road the only choice to fix broken spokes was a new wheel. Fancy & lightweight tend to tradeoff for durability & future costs (not to mention now-costs).
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comment If I can't find the hole causing a flat tire, do I need to replace the tube?
This makes me feel wasteful—I would have just swapped for a new inner tube and trashed the flaky one.
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answered What are the benefits of nickel-plated chains?
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