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


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
13
asked How to prevent freehub body damage?
Aug
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I use my power meter file to improve my time up this steep hill climb tt?
Aug
13
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
7
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
7
comment Will an innertube for 700x35c-44c be ok for a bike that says it needs size 700x45c?
This should work no problem, however you may have issues with patching the tube if you get a puncture since patches don't stretch a lot and may not accommodate a larger inflation size well.
Aug
5
comment Homemade Tubeless Tires
From what I've heard, the first time you set up the tire with sealant, any pores in the tire will try to fill with sealant and become airtight. Often, you'll see some sealant oozing out of the tire in random places, but often the sidewalls. Shaking the sealant helps it coat and fills in any tiny holes where air is escaping and helping form a good seal around the bead. That is why you should typically wait a few hours before you actually ride the ghetto tubeless tires, to give the tires a chance to stretch out under pressure and allow sealant to fill any small gaps or holes.