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comment 8 speed free wheel with single speed crankset
@ChrisL: I appreciate your correction. Indeed I was thinking about the new trend of replacing MTB triples with 1x drivetrais. I also agree that a 1x chainring is not required, but I stand behind my word that it really helps. In my case in DH racing a 1x DH specific ring almost completely eliminated chain drop, compared to a regular, 32 teeth ring from a triple crankset. In the end, I was trying to say to the O.P. is that he can cut time to project completion by going straight to a single ring crankset, instead of having to worry about all the different posibbilities you correctly stated.
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comment 8 speed free wheel with single speed crankset
A chainring designed to be used in a single setup has teeth specifically designed to reduce chain droppage. Also, 42 tends to be the largest chainring with 4 holes to attach to the crank, bigger rings tend to have 5 bolt holes. So geting a new single ring crankset may be quicker than fiddling around with a cheap one.
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answered inner tube length size question
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comment Standing vs. high rpm for acceleration
If you are comfortable using a technique and you get good overall results, then don't change it but continue to improve it.
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comment Standing vs. high rpm for acceleration
I've been also working on rising my cadence and in keeping it for longer period of time. I can accelerate at almost the same rate while seated than ride buddies that accelerate standing on pedals. The same is true for short climbs: I do it faster seated and on high cadence than my mates who do it standing. I guess that if we used each others technique for a test, the results will be very different.
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comment Is it possible to get a light that is too bright?
On the etiquette side, A light that is overly bright or is aimed at other road / path users eyes tends to generate negative feeling against cyclists.
Jun
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answered Roads that look uphill feel flat and flat looking roads feel uphill. Possible causes?
Jun
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reviewed Approve Rekey a Kryptonite lock outside North America
Jun
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reviewed Approve Doing track stand while sitting?
Jun
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reviewed Approve Tubular tire on hooked rim
Jun
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reviewed Approve Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical disc brakes
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comment Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical disc brakes
Bad braking technique can also overheat brakes, even to the point of boiling fluid. Specifically, being too scared of taking speed and thus pressing the brake cotinously. To avoid that, ( I ) use the brakes intermitently: Braking hard before corners and releasing on the curve exit and straights...
Jun
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answered Double crank to single?
Jun
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comment Are older road bike parts compatible with newer standards? How do older and newer bikes match up performance wise?
The diameter difference between 27" rims and 700c rims is 8 millimeters, being the 700c smaller, so if you put 700c rims on a bike designed for 27", the brake pads will ride 4 millimeters too high (far from center). This is solved easily using long reach calipers. The rear axle length on the other hand is a more difficult issue. Only steel frames can be re-spaced, but that requires experience and some special tools.
Jun
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revised My rear cogs (not sure on the correct name) turn at force even when stationary.
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comment My rear cogs (not sure on the correct name) turn at force even when stationary.
I have seen very poorly manufactured cranksets where the chainrings are just press fit into the main spindle (yes, the one piece crank+spindle+crank type) and they slip under high load. I have also seen this type of crankset with splined crainring/spindle interface where the splines are too shallow and made of soft material. Anyway, this is very unlikely, there are very few manufacturers making such atrocities.
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answered My rear cogs (not sure on the correct name) turn at force even when stationary.
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comment Ideas for consistently popping tubes
There is actually a popping sound? The damage you describe in a comment (holes about the size of two or three pencil tips. The rubber appears to split from the outside) Has no "counterpart" in the tire?
Jun
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comment Retrieving Loose Nipple from Inside Rim
@DanielRHicks: I'm familiar with double wall rims. I edited my response hoping to clarify my thought.