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


Dec
5
answered Where is the Tricross Sora front derailleur barrel adjuster
Dec
4
comment Where is the Tricross Sora front derailleur barrel adjuster
Have you looked for an inline adjuster? It looks like a bump somewhere in the cable housing. Usually between the bars and the frame
Dec
3
comment What are good ways to dry shoes?
If you can afford the extra cost, buy an extra pair of shoes. When using the boot dryers you can use the lowest heat setting. This decreases that stiff cardboard shoe feel when they are first worn.
Nov
25
answered How can I ride a bike having severe spinal disease and pain?
Nov
15
comment Shimano Chainring Set
This would be the ideal time to service the bottom bracket while everything is apart.
Nov
9
comment New touring bike components
Are you buying a bike with these components, upgrading a new bike or building a bike with the intention of using these components?
Oct
29
awarded  Nice Answer
Oct
17
comment Rear wheel stuck (not moving)
Is the chain still on the front gears and the rear cassette? Post pictures of these areas along with the rear axle.
Oct
16
comment Removing bottom bracket from 79 peugeot frame
If all else fails put a large screw driver in one of the notches in the lockring and tap it with a hammer.
Oct
14
answered How many headset spacers might I need?
Oct
13
answered Chain skipping on some gears
Oct
12
answered Resources for finding dirt roads for planning gravel grinding rides
Oct
12
answered Is it safe to ride on an unevenly bulging tyre?
Oct
2
accepted Can I leave headset spacers above and below the stem
Oct
1
answered Should I use a road bike or track bike on my rollers or trainer?
Sep
29
comment Do I need better “springs” on my disc brakes?
Adjust for pad wear with the adjustment screws on the caliper.
Sep
29
asked Can I leave headset spacers above and below the stem
Sep
28
answered Aluminum seatpost stuck to a steel frame
Sep
28
comment Do I need better “springs” on my disc brakes?
As the pads wear they get farther from the rotor. By adjusting the pad position screws on the caliper you are restoring the pads to their original position in relation to the rotor. The caliper arm retains its' home position at the start of it swing. If you adjust the pads by using the barrel adjuster on the brake lever, the caliper arm is moved away from the home position. When the brake lever is squeezed you potentially can move the lever past its' normal swing to the point that it will bind.
Sep
27
answered Is “Greased Lightning” safe to use for bicycle cleaning?