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Aug
30
comment Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?
@nuttyaboutnatty sram.com/sram/road/products/sram-pg-1070-cassette
Jul
8
comment How to trim down using Shimano Tiagra front derailleur shifters?
triple. Interesting about the manual saying I should be able to trim it both ways. I will have to mess with it.
Feb
12
comment Replacing Crankset. Do I need to replace chain? Then do I need to replace cassette?
Well I put in a new BB like a year ago. Unless it's bent already or something...
Sep
27
comment Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?
Your logic is that 12 teeth wears slower than 11 teeth just because there are more teeth to handle the forces from the chain at any given time?
Sep
27
comment Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?
Is the row along the top the number of teeth in the front chain ring?
Apr
30
comment Can you buy bulk shifting/brake cable for road bikes?
That makes complete sense, I'm not sure why I didn't think of that. I haven't ever really looked at that end of the cable very closely before. I assumed it was something that was crimped on.
Apr
26
comment Can a rear derailleur be used for either a 9 speed cassette or 10 speed cassette?
So it looks like I have a black Shimano 105 RD-5500, which Shimano lists as a 10 speed derailleur. So does this mean I can safely go from my 9 speed cassette to a 10 speed cassette?
Apr
11
comment Bike Assembly - What all needs lubrication?
So even the bolts that attach the brakes to the frame should be greased? Also, where do you find information on torque requirements for different parts of the bike when using a torque wrench?
Apr
8
comment Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?
The reason a bike computer has sharper, more accurate GPS is because they usually contain an altimeter. If the elevation is already known then the GPS system only has to determine the long and lat. So it's much quicker and ends up being more accurate.
Apr
8
comment Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?
I've finally come to the same conclusion. Bike computers like a Garmin Edge 500 also have more accurate GPS I've found because they contain a built-in altimeter. Apparently with GPS, if one of the three parameters (long, lat, elevation) is already known (in this case, the elevation is known due to the altimeter) then the GPS is able to determine the long and lat very very quickly compared to a phone that has to determine the long, lat and elevation. So faster GPS lookups = more accurate GPS.
Mar
9
comment Should mileage on a trainer be considered mileage on the bike?
Because they are upgrading?
Mar
9
comment Can using a trainer damage my bicycle?
One thing to note is that most decent trainers come with their own skewers. You are supposed to replace the skewers on your bike with these while using the trainer in order to prevent scratching to your bike skewers.
Sep
15
comment Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?
Good points. But most bike computers attach to a bracket that is mounted onto the handlebars. Usually all you have to do is twist or pop the computers off the bracket to take it with you. It's made to be easy to remove so that when you do go into a shop you can easily take it with you. If you forget though, then it's just as easy for a knowledgeable thief to take.
Sep
8
comment Are there advantages of dedicated bike computer instead of smartphone apps?
Battery life is a good point. But one thing to note is that these Apps typically don't download map tiles on the fly unless you have it open. I usually just start the app and keep it in my back pocket the entire trip. The only thing the app is doing at that point is recording GPS coordinates and uploading them to a central server.
Sep
8
comment Why should I use a mirror?
This is a good answer.