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Mountain biker since 1999, I ride Cross Country and Downhill and anything in between. I also commute by bike some days(home to work and vice versa) in a very hilly city.

Started competition riding in 2008 national level in Honduras, Central America. I usually perform most of the maintenance and even major repairs in my bikes or friend's bikes. I own a small collection of bikes consisting of a road bike, one hardtail, three full suspension XC bikes and a DH bike. All of them except the road bike where assembled completely by me and none has ever fallen apart! ;)


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comment How to build surge brakes on bike trailer?
Probably correct calibration eliminates the feedback loop. Ideally the trailer should brake just so to slow down a little less than the bike, so the force on the lever doesn't cease to exist. i.e. the trailer won´t be able to brake so hard that it pulls the bike back. ShemSeger's scheme can be calibrated by means of regulating how far from the lever's pivot the force is applied. (torque = force x radius).
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comment How to build surge brakes on bike trailer?
Wouldn't it be easier if the lever is on the trailer side? The force excerted on the lever would be the same but cable/hose routing would be a little bit easier.
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comment How to build surge brakes on bike trailer?
+1 for the clever scheme to avoid telescoping tongue!
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comment Does anyone make a split seat clamp?
Great suggestion! Since they are made of steel (a rether soft one) they easily accomodate a wide range of tube diameters, also they can be modifíed to further adapt to even other diameters whith a file and a little effort.
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comment How to build surge brakes on bike trailer?
This idea just popped in my mind: If you have cable brakes, there are brake lever that can actuate two cables at once. With one of those, you can leave one cable for the on-bike brake (I suggest rear one) and the other can be routed to a connector that allows to engage/disengage a cable brake sistem on the trailer.
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comment How long should brake pads last?
Also, please describe "problems" more in detail. Is is lack of stopping power? Abnormal sounds?
Nov
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comment Who else makes H-bar Loop Handlebars?
Indeed, @ShemSeger. I guess there must be some kind of patent issue combined with low demand. That is why I suggest getting a couple mid-priced aluminum moustache handlebar and getting them to a shop capable of welding a piece of one into the other.
Nov
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comment Who else makes H-bar Loop Handlebars?
Not related, but you may find an alternative here: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/1195/…
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comment Who else makes H-bar Loop Handlebars?
@ShemSeger: I see your point. Is it possible in your location to have it custom made in a metal-working shop? I don't think it's going to be that expensive. Maybe starting with a "moustache" handlebar, wich should have the handling geometry you look for (hand angled backwards and behind the stem clamping point) and getting the "loop" from a sacrificial second handlebar.
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answered Who else makes H-bar Loop Handlebars?
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revised What skills/drills should I learn to descend faster and more confidently? (for mountain biking)
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comment Experiences of the Cannondale Headshok system?
There are an entire generation of people who don´t know anything made prior to 2000 hehe.
Nov
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comment Why use multiple materials on chainrings?
@Jean-BernardPellerin: Least experienced riders are prone to make mistakes when shifting, for example crosschaining. These may result in faster wear or damage on a chainring made of a more delicate (expensive) material, so in this context, depured means the rider has identified an corrected his/her technique faults.
Nov
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answered Push off with left or right leg
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comment Handlebars for an upright seated position
An alternate name for te component may be "steerer extender".
Nov
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comment Why so much hate for presta valve caps?
AS an MTB rider who happens to love muddy rides: When mud is deep enough to get to your valves and by chance you suffer a puncture, not having to clean the valve before pumping is good enough reason for me to prefer leaving the caps on.
Nov
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Do OnGuard MinPin Locking Skewers provide adequate security?
Nov
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answered What benefits does a tapered head tube afford?