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comment Chain repeatedly tries to click into place without gear change
You need to come up with a more meaningful description of what happens. Where does the sound come from? Chainrings or cogs? What does "skip" mean? Does it skip gears laterally or does it skip teeth lengthwise? If it skips lengthwise, you should feel that your pedals skip too. Do you feel it or not?
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comment What causes chain suck?
While it is logical to expect the RD spring tension to be a factor in chain suck (since that spring works to "peel" the chain of the chainring), its role does not seem to be supported by practical observations. When shifting-related chain suck occurs, the "holding" force present at the point where the chain departs the larger chainring toward the smaller one is often so strong, that no reasonable RD spring has any chance of overcoming it. The chain is basically jammed on the larger chainring.
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Nov
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comment What type of brakes is least subject to failure in the winter?
"Don't have to pull as hard" is a false advantage. In poor conditions the bottleneck is defined by the available traction, not by braking force. I.e. it is not about pulling hard at all. Hydraulic brakes allegedly provide better modulation, although this is arguable. If so, this could be an advantage, not the increase in braking force. We simply don't need any increases in braking force compared to mechanical disc brakes. We have no meaningful use for it.
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revised How do you shift your weight when leaning on a turn?
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answered How do you shift your weight when leaning on a turn?
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comment Why don't road bikes have disc brakes?
The title of the question contradicts the actual question. The text of the question implies that there are road bikes with disc brakes, while the title implies that there aren't.
Oct
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answered shaving your legs, arms, or both?
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answered Why does my floor pump only fill a presta valve tire after a pop sound?
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comment Why is BMX gearing so low
Did you mean "so low"? Your description suggests that the gearing is actually too low. Yet for some reason you keep saying "too high", until in the last sentence you suddenly suggest that it should be adjusted even higher. (???)
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revised Replacing the front derailleur: unlink the chain?
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