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


Jul
20
answered Brake Cable Ends - Barrel and Pear Nipples
Jul
10
comment What can I use for a DIY cable end?
I agree and more likely he has one at home. Make it an answer so we can vote it up.
Jul
9
answered What can I use for a DIY cable end?
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jul
1
awarded  Notable Question
Jun
25
comment Upgrading cassette - what do I need to be aware of?
Adding to @Kibbee thoughts I would stay away from the very low end no name chains you see on the internet that sell for $6-$7. Just get a decent brand name chain in a price range that suits you.
Jun
24
comment Upgrading mechanical disk brakes
Some fork manufactures list limits on the the size of the rotor due to the increased load. Check to see if you will exceed the limit with the larger rotor.
May
24
comment Handlebar size options
This is the where an experienced bike shop can give you guidance. It is best determined by a proper fitting rather than a best guess.
Apr
30
comment Slipping when pedalling
Have you checked the crank arm mounting bolts or the crank cotters (if it is old enough to have them).
Apr
22
comment Did SRAM change/update their 10 speed PowerLink?
I modified an old pair of reversible snap ring pliers (not the type with changeable tips). With a small notches ground in the tip to catch the barrel, it installs and removes.
Apr
18
comment What are the Pros/Cons of a 2.1 vs 2.3 wide Mountain Bike Tire
One thing too consider is that sizes of the inflated tire can vary between brands. A 2.5 from Brand A may fit between the chain stays, but a 2.4 from Brand B may be too wide.
Apr
18
reviewed Reject suggested edit on How do I know when to replace my tires?
Apr
12
reviewed No Action Needed How do I remove a bottom bracket?
Mar
11
awarded  Constituent
Mar
3
awarded  Caucus
Feb
19
reviewed No Action Needed How do I deal with a dog chasing me when I'm touring?
Feb
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are some notable differences between a 20'' trial bike and a BMX bike?
Feb
17
comment building a cargo trike (bakfiets): steel thickness
How much do you anticipate the you, the box and cargo will weigh?
Feb
15
awarded  Civic Duty
Feb
15
reviewed No Action Needed What are the main differences between road saddles and mountain saddles?