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I like to ride and fix bikes. Fixed Gear, Cyclocross, Mountain Bike, Touring / Bike Packing...


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reviewed Approve Shimano Sport Camera ANT+ Software
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asked Kurt Kinetic Trainer hard to release, should I grease?
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accepted What kind of portable pump should I carry when riding on a fat bike?
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comment What kind of portable pump should I carry when riding on a fat bike?
I've also broke the pump shaft on a road morph pump. I don't doubt I could do the same for a mountain morph. I've been pretty happy with the performance of my leyzene pressure drive, so I'll likely consider a pressure drive HV or the Micro floor drive hv.
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comment What do you wish you knew you before you bought your first nice bike?
+1 to internal cable routing. I want this on every bike after having the pleasant experience of getting a bike where there were no exposed cables.
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comment What kind of portable pump should I carry when riding on a fat bike?
I never consider CO2 without a backup. It's too easy to mess up once and be stuck. Why not carry two CO2 then? Because that's as big as a compact pump. I might carry one for speed / convenience, but I always carry a pump (preferably one with a hose on it to make breaking the presta valve less likely).
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comment What kind of portable pump should I carry when riding on a fat bike?
Appreciate the comments on plastic bits. I do tend to ride in winter, though generally not below 10F. Still, I wouldn't want things snapping when I'm miles from home with a flat.
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reviewed Approve What are the good ways to maintain the bicycle while raining season?
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reviewed Approve New to bicycles; Bad setup, bad bike, or too heavy?
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comment What would be the best gearing for mountain climbing?
I've had good luck squeezing a sram 11-32 cassette on my road bike with a medium cage 105 derailleur. Had to tighten the b-screw all the way, but it worked well. You could swap in a tiagra 11-30 cassette on with no problems either.
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comment Can I convert my velocity 9-speed rear road hub to bolt-on?
True. Probably cheap skewers. I could also use a chain tensioner like surly tuggnut on the drive side to help avoid slipping, but I really liked my old wheels which had bolt on hubs. Never had any issue with them on this bike and it's harder to over tighten them to the point of damage. However, the rims became concave with excessive use and the hubs use loose-ball bearings which probably won't survive on my winter bike as long as sealed bearing hubs. I'll be heading down to my shop in a few days and see what they have to say about it.