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Jul
28
comment How to improve one's bike handling skills?
This is what I was going to answer. Although I was imagining using a mountain bike for mountain biking; maybe that's just me.
Jul
22
comment How to climb a hill as a beginner
I do not doubt your experience, but mine is that I've injured my knee riding in too high of a gear, when training back up from a period of inactivity. Since OP is "a complete beginner" and has a few extra pounds, lower gears probably best here.
Jul
21
answered How to climb a hill as a beginner
Feb
14
comment San Francisco Bay Trail: current map of completed/proposed routes
Blam, that's an answer, not a comment, can you please make it one so this question no longer shows up unanswered. Thanks.
Feb
10
answered Clicking noise coming from cog on fixed gear
Feb
10
answered why are my disc brakes shuddering
Jan
27
revised Map during touring?
added additional method.
Aug
12
comment Strange logo on the frame
Is there a serial number on the bottom bracket?
May
9
comment Name that frame! (Likely Japanese, likely made in 1986, with known serial number, likely a Bianchi)
Here's a 1989 Brava with an "IS" serial number (also ending in "86", interestingly). The photo is hard to see but I think might have pointy head lugs. Fork is uni instead of lugged though. bikeforums.net/classic-vintage/…
May
1
comment Name that frame! (Likely Japanese, likely made in 1986, with known serial number, likely a Bianchi)
First, respect! For trying to identify this bike for at least four years forums.roadbikereview.com/retro-classic/name-frame-212595.html. I spent a while looking and, while the serial number points towards Bianchi, the pointy head tube lugs do not -- Bianchi, then and now, almost always had a clean head tube for the big Eduardo Bianchi logo. This site forums.roadbikereview.com/retro-classic/… lists Limited; Brava; and the Sport SX as the three Ishiwata (Japanese steel) frames of the 80s. Pictures of all three show no-point head tube lugs.
May
1
comment odd noise on new disc brakes
My Avid BB7's make a bit of a thumpity-thumpity noise under heavy braking from the vents, but nothing I'd call "grinding". Are the pads getting gouged or torn up?
Feb
19
answered Can I change the rear cassette on a folding bike?
Feb
4
comment derailleur P-screw/B-screw does absolutely nothing
If you look at the Park Tool page you linked, in the pictures where it says "Higher tension setting" and "Lower tension setting", is the end of your B-screw seated on a ridge of the derailleur hanger like theirs is? Sometimes the screw can miss that ridge, or the ridge gets rounded or sheared off. Also, just validating that: (a) I've had this problem and (b) yes, the B-screw is the thing that fixes it. Also, stay cool. Hard to fix stuff while raging :^)
Oct
17
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Sep
10
comment Bicycle Computer Mount for Small Diameter Handlebars
Or electrical tape.
Sep
3
answered Active Cycle Touring Blogs
Sep
3
comment How do you distinguish a touring bike from a speed/road bike?
+1 to "better heel clearance for rear bags". Having longer chainstays for this reason is a key difference in touring frame design, and is important if you plan on taking larger panniers. Also, while you mention wider tires, it's important to note that a touring bike will have a wider fork and more width by the seatstay bridge to accommodate this. Many "speed" bikes will only accommodate tires up to 25mm or so, which impedes any conversion to a touring bike.
Mar
20
revised Long Distance Navigation
edited body
Mar
20
comment Long Distance Navigation
Thanks -- fixed.
Mar
20
revised Long Distance Navigation
edited body