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Dec
3
answered What are good ways to dry shoes?
Dec
3
comment voltage of lighting system
Perhaps better handled by electronics.stackexchange.com?
Nov
28
comment Can I store my mountain bike + suspension hanging from the front wheel for the winter (in an unheated garage)?
I don't know the answer to your question but if clearance is an issue, you can likely take your wheel and/or fork off and hang by handle bars if you find pulling on the shock could cause damage.
Nov
19
comment Breaking spokes on adult tricycle
I mostly agree with you. I think the original wheel may have been poorly built, or sustained major trauma which critically stressed many or all of the spokes. They are failing one by one just as they would if the wheel were old. It's hard to say without seeing the riding style, but I find it difficult to believe a 200+ lb, 60 women on a tricycle is putting the wheel through that much torture. The biggest stress is her weight which is split between 3 26" wheels. The lateral stress much be larger than on a bicycle, but it can't be that much larger.
Nov
14
comment What is causing noise/vibration high power input on right hand (drive side) crank?
I think the noise started a week or two after the last visit. The LBS did a quick adjustment on the brakes, and replaced the BB as I stated. There is no chain guard only the chain ring guard which is part of the crankset assembly. I don't have a torque wrench so I may need to make another LBS visit.
Nov
14
comment What is causing noise/vibration high power input on right hand (drive side) crank?
It's not the brakes. The noise isn't right, the vibration is too mechanical and precise and the resistance is too slight. I will check my axle lugs. In the past when I've had axle's slip the condition deteriorated rapidly and the axle position would not rebound as nicely. The issue I'm experiencing has been going on for nearly 2 weeks and seems quite stable.
Nov
13
asked What is causing noise/vibration high power input on right hand (drive side) crank?
Nov
12
comment Why are hand-built wheels considered to be better than machine-built wheels?
Checked and re-trued manually*
Nov
11
comment Why are hand-built wheels considered to be better than machine-built wheels?
I agree with all of the above. In addition it should be know that "machine built" wheels are checked and re-trued in some factories anyways. I think as you noted a machine is unable to deal with unusual circumstances, and I think the number of cycles of re-truing and stressing spokes is a major player in the need for a human hand. I heartily agree with your comment about price reduction and quality.
Nov
9
reviewed Reviewed Do glueless tube patches work as well as glue ones?
Nov
9
reviewed Reviewed Winter commuting - how to keep warm?
Nov
9
awarded  Custodian
Nov
9
reviewed Reviewed What difference does the range of gear size matter?
Nov
9
comment What difference does the range of gear size matter?
This answer does not address the question.
Nov
8
awarded  Custodian
Nov
8
reviewed Reviewed any gps improvement on smartphones with barometer?
Nov
8
reviewed Reviewed Protocol for downhill cyclist overtaking a car?
Nov
8
reviewed Reviewed What's a good all purpose city commuting winter tire?
Nov
8
revised Why are BMX saddles so low?
added 148 characters in body
Nov
8
comment Is it difficult to do a post-break-in wheel tune-up?
It's more than just tightening the ones that feel loose. Making an adjustment like that can have a ripple effect on both roundness and true of the wheel.