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


Apr
13
revised How do I determine what kind of replacement shifters I need?
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Apr
13
answered How do I determine what kind of replacement shifters I need?
Apr
4
comment Trouble Removing bottom bracket. Is it my Tool?
Corrosion can be a problem with steel retainers in an aluminum frame. I've also seen them loc-tited in place. The key is lots of controlled torque. Think breaker bar or extension pipes before a hammer.
Apr
3
comment Spongier brake pads = longer rim life?
I would speculate that the softer pads might likely retain more road grit and wear the rims faster.
Apr
2
answered Mongoose Right Bike Gears shifting up magically
Mar
31
comment Rear disc brake question
Have you brought the wheel to your local bike shop to see if it can be trued (straightened)? It will be cheaper than a disc brake.
Mar
31
answered Rear disc brake question
Mar
30
answered Replacing mountain bike bars & stem with drop bars
Mar
29
answered replacing a Trek 4300 bottom bracket with a new one
Mar
27
answered A gap in the hole when inserting JIS square BB to a Truvativ Crank
Mar
24
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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?