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


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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.
Jan
18
answered Brakes feel like they are not even there on my used road bike. How can I fix it?
Jan
13
comment Which freewheel remover tool to use on vintage Columbia bike?
You also have to be confident with your bearing service skills. Most require axle removal to get the tool to fit in the freewheel.
Jan
12
reviewed Close What are the strengths, weaknesses and/or recommendations for a BLB Mosquito Saddle?
Jan
3
answered Make rim braking efficient
Jan
3
answered Brake cable shaking at the end of the brake caliper
Jan
3
comment Crank type for an old peugot
Rather than quote Sheldon Brown word for word I suggest you check out his articles pertaining to French bike upgrade, refit issues. The article may help you clarify exactly what issues your having.
Jan
3
comment Shimano 105 rear shifting issues
Is this on a new bike or a (used) new to you bike
Dec
30
answered Cable Stop For Internal Cable Routing
Dec
30
comment Cable Stop For Internal Cable Routing
As @ Kibbee stated I also believe they a brand specific. They appear slightly different from mine. In reality there are not that many carbon frame builders in the world. My guess is that there are not many variations.
Dec
30
comment Cable Stop For Internal Cable Routing
It is possible they still use the same ones on the current model. I would bring the frame and a ruler into a dealer selling the brand and do a side by side comparison.
Dec
28
answered Bike computer wheel size setup
Dec
28
answered What Type of Brake Pads Should I Look For?
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling
Dec
2
answered Can I put the speedometer sensor for my cycle computer on my rear brake line?
Nov
29
answered Freewheel: 8-speed to replace 6-speed
Nov
8
answered Did i buy the wrong derailleur? (mech hanger/direct to frame)
Oct
21
comment Bicycle shoes for road cycling
My only addition to @PeteH answer is find a shoe that fits before choosing a brand or type. Some brands are much better suited to certain foot shapes than others. Also sizes may not be the same between brands.
Oct
21
comment Loose axis of Shimano Deore FC-M591-S Hollowtech II
How many miles/years are on the Bottom bracket (bearings)?
Oct
4
answered How do you make an end-capped gear cable?