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


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comment Can I install caliper or cantilever brakes on a frame and set of wheels designed for disc brakes?
Yeah, I totally missed the bosses on the fork. It kind of blended in to the photo due to the cap on the cover. Doesn't seem to change the fact that your frame isn't compatible and you'll need a new wheel like Batman said.
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answered Can I install caliper or cantilever brakes on a frame and set of wheels designed for disc brakes?
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reviewed Approve full fenders on a track bike
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reviewed Approve Hamstring pain while cycling
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comment What type of brakes is least subject to failure in the winter?
FWIW, Article from Leonard Zinn about disc brakes in extreme cold. velonews.competitor.com/2015/01/bikes-and-tech/technical-faq/…
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reviewed Approve brompton tag wiki
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asked How to prevent shifting issues due to derailleur or cables freezing in cold weather
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asked Are tubeless mountain bike tire systems appropriate for winter riding?
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asked Rigid fork replacement for Rock Shox Bluto fat bike suspension fork?
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comment Crank type for an old peugot
Definitely recommend swapping out the bottom bracket. It will open up many options (if you don't care about period perfect restoration). It's going to be much harder to find and install a set of cottered cranks, and replacement parts will be much harder to find since chain ring standards are radically different now (and chainrings are considered consumable parts). Velo Orange has the bottom bracket to retrofit your (likely french threaded bb) and cranks that look nice and vintage inspired.
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comment Do single speed/fixed bicycles come with machined rims?
I've used annodized rims from velocity with no issues on my bike polo bike which had a lot of quick stopping usage. Eventually the annodization wore off slightly, which isn't the most attractive thing, but it doesn't seem to affect performance.
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comment Do single speed/fixed bicycles come with machined rims?
Related question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/16757/…
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reviewed Approve What sort of bike will suit both offroading and onroading
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asked Do I need to use thread locker or spoke prep when building wheels if spokes come pre-treated?
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reviewed Approve Using a ski helmet for winter biking