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comment How bad is cross chaining?
Don't flag it. It's totally fine.
Aug
4
comment MInor (I think) dent in top of Orbea Alma top tube - frame ok or no?
How dare you downvote me? I have almost 5000 of these fancy point things. I'm an authority!
Jun
3
comment Pannier for MacBook Pro 15 retina?
The links on this are all dead and this isn't even a year old.
May
25
comment Security wheel skewers for front facing horizontal dropouts
You can padlock your quick release to the chain stay, or switch no a non-skewer hub and buy a security nut.
Apr
18
comment When did Ultegra shift from 9 to 10 speed rear cassettes?
Four or five years ago, I'd aver.
Mar
8
comment Restoring a 16"
Fixing a coaster brake isn't hard. Just take it apart, clean everything, put in a light oil, and put it all back in reverse order.
Feb
9
comment Are flip saddle posts available
Fitting a child seat won't be easy or even possible on every frame. Above all else they are designed to maximize safety, not ease of installation. Consider getting a bike trailer instead. They are arguably a safer option anyway, and what limited statistics exist on the topic bear that out. And bike trailers fit on more bikes than child seats do.
Jan
23
comment Fatbike tire footprints?
The term you are looking for is "contact patch."
Jan
23
comment full fenders on a track bike
@DanielRHicks I have about 2cm all around. I guess I'm good. Maybe I should give it a go and see what happens.
Jan
18
comment Old STI 105 shift lever fell off
@JohnZwinck pretty sure that stuff all went flying too. The shift lever remains, and works as a brake lever in its own right, but I don't trust it whatsoever.
Nov
9
comment Will slightly loose bearings result in damage?
Minor quibble: you should be trying to maximize the lifetime of your hubs, since they are the more expensive and harder to replace component. Moot here though because wear to one directly affects the other.
Aug
2
comment Carrying Pizza on a Bicycle
Looks like a terrible idea.
Jul
28
comment Evidence on “Uglify Your Bike: Effective Theft Deterrent?”
"They wouldn't do it if it didn't have some effect." Assuming that they are acting rationally.
Nov
26
comment How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?
It's not trespassing if you are riding down a public road. Please re-read the question.
Oct
31
comment What is this serrated wrench tool for?
@DanielRHicks that makes more sense than the answer below.
Oct
22
comment Why does reducing bike weight have such an impact on speeds?
The three most likely answers: 1: if you measured it you wouldn't actually find much difference. 2: the new bike is more aerodynamic, it makes you ride in a more aerodynamic posture, and has much less mechanical resistance. 3: confirmation bias.
Aug
30
comment Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?
I only switch into my smallest cog when I'm taking off the wheel.
Jul
29
comment Can a 10-speed chain be used with a 9-speed cassette?
I've never tried this. I have tried a 10-speed chain on an 8-speed sprocket, and it was pretty fucky. The width of a 9-speed chain is 6.6 - 6.8mm, and a 10-speed is 6.2. It's not a small difference. I suspect that your shifting will be wonky. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_chain#Width
May
28
comment What rear derailleur do I need?
What year is the bike? If memory serves the milk race ran from time immemorial until sometime around 2004, so you're looking at a wide range of different technologies to be compatible with.
Mar
4
comment Converting a MTB to a Road Bike
@MarkW Brakes are to stop the vehicle. See the following for details: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_brake