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


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Aug
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Aug
27
comment Replacement Brifters for a shimano 105 2x10
agreed that it's not technically neccessary. I just like a matching pair since I like the same feel on the grips since it can feel a bit weird when one grip has different ergonomics.
Aug
27
comment Replacement Brifters for a shimano 105 2x10
If you're willing to replace it yourself, you can get smoking deals on ebay, especially if you're simply trying to replace one shifter out of a pair. Look for the matching model, a few years ago 105 started routing shift and brake cables under the bar tape, so keep that consistent with what you have. (10 speed tiagra is cheaper and should be compatible too, but will look different and feel different, I like to keep models the same due to differences in shape between models and model years). Definitely make sure it's not the cable by removing the existing cable and checking for damage.
Aug
19
comment New chain is pre-lubricated, should I clean it?
If I put on a new clean chain with factory lube, and then go for a nice wet mountain bike ride or dusty dirt road ride. Should I just rinse the chain off, re-lube, or strip and lube?
Aug
19
comment New chain is pre-lubricated, should I clean it?
What about a brand new chain covered in mud or a coating of dust. Should I leave it or clean it?
Aug
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Tubeless conversion on schrader valve rims
Aug
18
comment Cramps/pain in feet and toes after turbo trainer rides and cyclocross races
I've fixed a lot of discomfort issues with my shoes by adjusting the cleat position. I had to size up my winter shoes and due to the larger size, I had to move my cleats forward a bit because I was having some discomfort.
Aug
15
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the recommended type of tire for riding on wet pavement?
Aug
15
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
Cassette looked fine. No damage.
Aug
14
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
I didn't hand pick the components, this was stock on a new Raleigh RX 2.0, I think there was less than 500 miles on this wheelset / cassette combo.
Aug
14
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
I don't think I can get a steel freehub body for my velocity convertible hubs (but some velocity hubs have this option). My novatec hubs may have a steel freehub body available.
Aug
14
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
Added photo and edited description a bit.
Aug
14
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
I think the Tiagra cassette had two spiders, one connecting the top 3 cogs, another connecting the middle 3 cogs. Guess what? I broke the middle spider and had to toss that cassette.
Aug
14
revised How to prevent freehub body damage?
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Aug
13
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
Mine looks like this, but worse. Gouges are more than twice as deep.
Aug
13
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
I had an old mountain cassette that had a long bolt through all the cogs to limit cog movement as well.
Aug
13
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
There was no play when it was first installed. There were not gouges in the cassette either. The play is pretty limited, since there is compression from the cassette lockring, so it doesn't really move freely, but I can push it backwards around the hub a bit since the gouges are probably getting to be a 2-3mm deep on the american classic hubs. I found that american classic used to make a pin kits for 105 cassettes that helped immobilize the middle cogs, but are not compatible with newer versions of 105. amclassic.com/download/manuals/clipkit_105.pdf
Aug
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asked How to prevent freehub body damage?