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ride mostly single track with a little road biking mixed in.


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answered replacing a Trek 4300 bottom bracket with a new one
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answered A gap in the hole when inserting JIS square BB to a Truvativ Crank
Mar
24
awarded  Nice Answer
Mar
22
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
Are you sure your 1" headtube will accept a 1 1/8" headset and fork?
Mar
22
answered How difficult is the switch from flat to drop bar?
Mar
19
reviewed Approve New to bicycles; Bad setup, bad bike, or too heavy?
Mar
18
answered wheel bearing pre load
Mar
17
answered Is it fine to clean bearings with gasoline?
Mar
17
answered Sun Tour Cyclone brake levers and brake cable housing
Mar
17
comment Bought new chain. Do I have to remove links?
Count links. If the old chain is worn it will be longer than a new chain with the same number of links
Mar
16
answered guide to correctly assemble a Walmart bike
Mar
16
answered Swapping a road bike frame for a bigger one?
Mar
11
answered Persistent front wheel squealing: Replace the fork? Switch to disk?
Mar
10
awarded  Notable Question
Mar
9
comment How to tell if a new pair of brake calibers will fit my wheel, tire, and frame?
Another consideration, unlike rim diameter there is no universal convention dealing with tire width. One brand of tire 32mm wide may fit and another brand may not.
Feb
19
reviewed Reject How to position a bike for work without a stand
Feb
16
comment Weight saving between Sora and 105
I am adding as a comment since links change, try Weight Weenies.com web site. There is almost everything to do with component weight and not much else.
Feb
11
comment Is it safe to use painted unmachine rims with rim brakes?
Are you sure they are painted and not anodized or ceramic?
Feb
5
comment Is 11- 34 rear cassette necessary?
Make sure your current rear derailleur has enough tooth capacity to handle the largest gear on the cassette.
Jan
25
comment Can I cut down a quick release skewer?
Are you sure that the "nut" on the skewer is not bottoming out? Make sure you have at least 2-3 threads on the inside edge.