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Jun
19
comment smallest cog of cassette rubbing on seatstay
@DanielRHicks considering a slightly more committal/expensive solution, is this something that some hubs/wheelsets might be better at dealing with than others? If so, where might I be able to work out a good replacement?
Jun
19
comment smallest cog of cassette rubbing on seatstay
@DanielRHicks do you think a 1mm washer would be enough? when (as mentioned in the Q) I swapped hub spacers it was either shift the dish about 10mm or nothing, and that would have basically put the rim over the non-drive side of the hub...
Jun
19
comment smallest cog of cassette rubbing on seatstay
@armb yeah, though there are two points there (1) I'd like to keep my biggest the same size, and (2)I don't know if that would be enough. Is the diameter reduced enough to keep it clear? I tend to thing daniel-r-hicks spacer type solution is the only way to go. Actually the spacer was sorta my thought before posting, but wondering if it would work, or if there's a better idea...
Nov
13
comment Do any bike sharing schemes provide a way to rent or share helmets along with the bikes?
Those students founded a company to continue the development process (because that is what you do at MIT) called Helmet Hub
Sep
25
comment Lock my bicycle on busy or quiet places?
I agree that the lack of data is a problem, so I'll over a nice counter anecdote to yours. I've had my handlebars, levers and cables removed from my bicycle during the few hours it was locked up, moderate traffic, middle of the afternoon. see this related post: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/10396/…
Jul
20
comment Deterrents against partial (component) theft
oh, another viable anwser. Atomic 22 does indeed have a locking quill stem bolt atomic22.com/quill-stem.aspx thx for the suggestion!
Jul
18
comment Deterrents against partial (component) theft
thanks for the tips guys. I may use both in combination...
Feb
12
comment trouble removing a(n old) 700x23c tire
Thanks for all the advice everyone. I did manage to get it off in the end, with a touch of soap. I bought a new tire (as per @scott-langham's advice below, plus this tire is actually a bit worn) and this one is a bit less work with this rim to get on and off.