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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.
Nov
7
answered Why are BMX saddles so low?
Nov
5
comment How can I find an adult-sized passenger trailer?
How about a pedicab?
Nov
5
awarded  Enthusiast
Nov
1
comment Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
let us continue this discussion in chat
Nov
1
comment Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
All stock parts on a brand new bike a little over a year ago. The bolts were definitely not cross threaded. Again the damage just isn't consistent with that kind of abuse.
Nov
1
comment Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
Agreed not the BB proper. The BB threading appeared and was even cleaned when replacing the crank bolt 3 times. Each crank bolt ended up with burrs in one spot rather than what I would consider typical wear (shifted/rounded threading). I think there was either fine debris that I couldn't remove of a manufacturing defect as this issues begin very early in the bike's life and I have gone over it many times trying to address the issue. Perhaps you are right and it wasn't adjusted properly in the beginning, but the damage to the threads just doesn't seem consistent to me.
Oct
31
comment Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
I just replaced a BB this week which was damaging the threading on the crank arm bolts and was producing creaks. I don't know enough about BB servicing and high end BB do know if that is a replaceable part. I do know that in my case, it was not a matter of the bearings being shot (grinding) however the BB did need to be replaced (at $30). Assuming a much more expensive bottom bracket I would certainly look into whether the piece was replaceable.
Oct
31
answered Why does my bike make a noise when I pedal hard?
Oct
28
answered How do I use retro drop down handlebars with no hoods?
Oct
26
comment How do you shift your weight when leaning on a turn?
I played with this quite a bit myself and found my turning to be more consistent accurate and stable even in extremely "laid over" turns with high speed if I am inline with the bike. There are exceptions particularly when trying to avoid pedal strike where leaning more than the bike is helpful. Sheldon brown agrees: sheldonbrown.com/brakturn.html. I think though that it is ultimately a personal preference if there are no major personal downsides to your preferred technique.
Oct
22
comment How can I warm up/cook food while cycling?
My experience with lightweight fuel based cooking stoves is they need a stable platform and a finicky wind guard would be essential on a moving bike. They also usually take some attention at least in the initial phases particularly fuels that require priming. All of this as well as the complexity of actually preparing anything, even soup out of the can to just heat up is far more than I can imagine doing while riding a bike. I can't speak to all methods but I would say fuel stoves are out.
Oct
16
comment Velodrome atmospheric conditions
Why minimize the air resistance? Since velodrome times are track specific why not optimize racer health or track wood longevity or any number of other factors. As long as the atmospheric conditions were consistent from race to race I don't see why it needs to be optimized for lowest air resistance.
Oct
16
answered How should I store inner tubes to maximize their shelf life?
Oct
16
answered Spokes keep breaking - bad hub or bad build?
Oct
15
revised When to change winter tires for bicycles
added 21 characters in body
Oct
14
answered When to change winter tires for bicycles
Oct
12
comment Resources for finding dirt roads for planning gravel grinding rides
You are talking about the gazetteer maps which I linked to. They are still very much available.
Oct
12
answered Resources for finding dirt roads for planning gravel grinding rides
Oct
11
comment How would the “pros” bike this commute?
I've never been to Mexico so I don't know the driving culture. I do know that in the U.S. even in the most aggressive areas, it's a matter of simply occupying the space you need to in order to prevent jumpy drivers from trying to "squeeze by" when there isn't room. If you find the drivers are regularly and unabashedly running into each other, pedestrians and bikers then I would reconsider taking the lane.