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Oct
26
comment Brake callipers not long enough to allow adjustment of pads
@Mac Still they recommended them for the bike they sold you, so I'd ask them at least, what they would recommend you do now, or if they can fix or replace them. This might come under "not fit for purpose", entitling you to remedy by them. I'd say it was reasonable you relied on their expertise when they recommended those brakes for the bicycle they also sold you. Anyway hopefully it doesn't have to get messy and they will help you out.
Oct
26
answered attaching seatpost acessories to rear of racks?
Oct
26
comment Brake callipers not long enough to allow adjustment of pads
@Mac I'd try and hold them to account. If they suggested them and installed them, even if you've been using them, they do have some responsibility to rectify. Safety could be something to bring up. There is the possibility of tyre damage or blowout, in which case you may be injured, possibly badly.
Oct
25
comment Brake callipers not long enough to allow adjustment of pads
If your LBS was any good they would have seen, or known beforehand, that they didn't quite fit and suggested, or gotten you something that would. If you're buying parts yourself and doing your own repairs, then you are bound to run into something that won't quite fit.
Oct
24
comment best rear rack for fuji absolute bike?
I had to look up "constructeur bicycles" and found some great pictures and some with the type of rack you're talking about with no connection to the seat stays
Oct
24
comment Disc Brakes: Resurface your Pads?
Can you change hydrolic to hydraulic? I can't because only two characters, and my edits require six.
Oct
24
answered Why is the front brake lever on the right if you 'drive' on the left and vice-versa?
Oct
24
revised What should I look for when buying tubes?
Added a bit about michelin and schwalbe marketing.
Oct
24
revised What should I look for when buying tubes?
Added a bit about why the BBBs weren't good.
Oct
24
answered What should I look for when buying tubes?
Oct
21
revised When should I not use my front brake?
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Oct
21
answered When should I not use my front brake?
Oct
21
comment When should I not use my front brake?
In NSW, Australia, to get a motorcycle license you have to do a course. They tell you that for an emergency stop you should brake in a straight line and 70% on the front and 30% on the rear brake. You have to do an emergency stop as part of the test to get your license. Depending on the brakes on your bike, it is easy to fail the test if you're not hard enough on the front brake. You would fail if you only used the rear. You have to do slow manouvering as part of the test in which case you can use only the rear. They do say though that only use the front brake in a straight line.
Oct
20
revised My crank fell off, how do I re-attach it?
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Oct
20
comment My crank fell off, how do I re-attach it?
If you add the make and model of your crank to your question it will be easier to answer.
Oct
20
revised My crank fell off, how do I re-attach it?
Added procedure from Big Blue Book of Cycle Repair
Oct
20
revised My crank fell off, how do I re-attach it?
Added some torque settings
Oct
20
revised How to get the tyre back on to the rim easily?
small clarification
Oct
18
comment What's the longer-valve, metal-ring inner tube style called?
@Kev also check the info about valve tear off on the page linked to in the answer, to help you with going through less tubes. Some tips are to not tighten the rim nut too much, use the correct pressure (not too low) etc. Also, I find pumps that attach via a hose rather than directly can be easier on the valve, like these or almost all Lezyne pumps attach via a hose, or an el-cheapo pump with a hose (like most pumps used to be).
Oct
18
comment Night cycling: Is it worth using electroluminescent wire?
The links to stuff on Amazon are broken