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Apr
20
comment What is the best way to stop and restart at a stoplight?
Floor is lava! @ChrisMueller I'm surprised nobody actually posted trackstand as an answer! Having a background in trials and downhill, I never set a foot on the floor when commuting.
Oct
16
comment Help with cassette, worn or not?
@PeteH I find my tyres need a replacement far less regular than chains.. And i'm tool lazy to turn on GPS every time I'm on a bike -)
Oct
15
comment Why no threaded headset cups?
@DanielRHicks It is only theories I've came up with. I really don't know why the industry gone with the current set up.
Oct
15
comment What is the risk of bottoming out a fork?
@cherouvim these were Rock Shox Boxxer Race'09. Both of them.
Oct
10
comment Building a beginner trial bike
Well... looks tough really just looks. On practice you'll find out soon enough how much abuse it can take. I found that some frames last you years without being anything special. And some really beefy frames might snap in very obscure places. Time will tell you when you need a new frame.
Oct
9
comment When Should I replace the rotors on disk brakes?
@BenediktBauer Good to know, never seen things like this given with rotors
Oct
9
comment When Should I replace the rotors on disk brakes?
@stib yes, I know about calipers. I bought mine for 20 pounds and a rotor usually comparable in price.
Oct
8
comment When Should I replace the rotors on disk brakes?
never seen a gauge to measure rotor thickness on sale together with a rotor. And to measure 2mm or 1.7mm these things must be pretty accurate => expensive.
Jul
31
comment Mechanical-hydraulic hybrid brakes
wow! what a find!
Jul
31
comment Is there a difference between mountain and road stems?
Most steer sizes are 1 1/8" in MTB world, while most popular handlebar clamp size is 25.4, with 31.8mm on a rise of popularity with dh/freeride crowd. Also I've never seen a MTB stem with rise more than 15 degrees.
Jul
30
comment Mechanical-hydraulic hybrid brakes
These are not "hybrid", just cable pulled. Also known as "mechanical".
Jul
30
comment Why such a tiny difference in crankarm length?
I can't imagine pedaling 220mm cranks. I don't think my knees will take it!
Jul
30
comment do I need to change my disc if the brake pads got oil on them
I've tried to fix too many contaminated pads to learn it is not worth the effort. They will not be as good as before contamination. @Poorav, you can give it a go, but don't expect magic. As for bleeding breaks - it is quite tricky, and requires special tools.
Jul
29
comment What are the most common causes for hysteresis in the rear derailler?
What do you refer to as "bearings"? In my cycling career I've seen only experimental rear mechs with bearings. The rest of them were just connected together, so they can move. But, of course, there are bearings in cog wheels.
Jul
24
comment How to shoulder a bike?
bottom pedal does not really on a way, so place top pedal wherever comfortable. One hand on the fork, another on bottom crank/pedal. See the guy in red on right/bottom on the photo.
Jul
21
comment Converting my bike to use quick release wheels
On some front hubs, you get 9mm axle. Don't forget that!
Jul
20
comment Am I going to get injured mountain biking if I don't have rear suspension?
@WTHarper there are trails where you can go with no rear suspension, but you'll be missing out on fun.
Jul
18
comment Unknown freehub, trying to source
you might be out of luck with these ones. Probably would be easier to replace the whole rear hub and re-lace the wheel.
Jul
17
comment Is there difference in quality for disc brake rotors?
"mechanical" does not always mean "crappy"
Jul
17
comment Is there difference in quality for disc brake rotors?
mechanical or hydraulic, you can still put carbon rotor there. There are high-end mechanical disk brakes out there and it would not make sense to put very crappy disks there. Also it is always good to know the options.