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


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comment Do new hubs need to be adjusted prior to use
I can't speak for all brands, but I recently bought a set of wheels and thought the bearings felt tight. I adjusted them and with in 15 miles they felt loose. So I guess a little tight when new is acceptable.
Apr
24
comment Differential foot stress?
Do you use clipless pedals?
Apr
23
comment How do I pack a road wheel for shipping?
I work for the US Postal Service and things do get damaged in shipping. The vast majority of the time it is due to poor packing. You can't have too much padding. Go double thick cardboard on the large flat sides and fill it with shipping peanuts.
Apr
21
comment Bike Shorts, Do you wear things under/over them?
Absolutely nothing under them. If for modesty sake you feel you must cover them, use light weight nylon or other quick drying material. You want something with the flattest seams you can find.
Apr
21
comment Rotors bent very slightly but no rubbing. Is driving safe?
If you don't have any vibration or brake pad rubbing you should be ok. If you have some pad rubbing it will wear the pads a bit sooner.
Apr
21
answered Rotors bent very slightly but no rubbing. Is driving safe?
Apr
21
answered Shimano FC-M521 middle chainring replacement
Apr
19
comment Finding a replacement crankset (and maybe a bb to go with)
can you post a photo of your current BB and the frame?
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?