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


Aug
17
comment Can't remove crank arm on older Mercier
You will most likely destroy the cotter getting it out. Bring the cotter or pin to your local bike shop. They come in several sizes and matching it is easier if you have the old one.
Aug
16
answered Does the inner tube affect the maximum PSI?
Aug
15
answered Rear wheel sliding/slipping on turns?
Aug
15
answered How does a two wheel drive bike work?
Aug
10
answered Is it normal to wear out the rear tire with in a few months when using a trainer?
Aug
10
asked what is the ideal presta tube valve stem length
Aug
9
comment Is there a quality alternative to powder coating when it comes to repainting a steel frame?
+1 for HOTTUBES I have seen their work in person nothing short of amazing.
Aug
7
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Does a rear derailleur guard provide effective protection?
Aug
6
answered Can I use a derailleur hanger in my old frame?
Aug
5
comment How to change a Gary Fisher Kaitai Dual Sport to be faster on the road?
See "converting a MTB into a roadbike"
Aug
5
answered How to convert 17“ bike to 18” without changing frame
Aug
5
accepted Does a rear derailleur guard provide effective protection?
Aug
3
asked Does a rear derailleur guard provide effective protection?
Aug
2
answered How can you remove logos from a bike frame?
Aug
2
comment Did I buy the wrong mountain bike?
If you wipe the top of the fork between rides you can get an idea of how far you are compressing the fork. Some folks put a loose wire tie on it and measure the amount of deepest compression. I just look at the dirt marks. As your skill and confidence grow you may notice that you are getting closer to bottoming out. Until you reach that point your stock fork should be enough.
Jul
24
answered Seatpost of a folding bike is always dirty, filed down by frame?
Jul
24
comment Does a typical floor pump have an integrated one-way valve?
If in fact your pumps check valve was defective the air pressure in the tube would lift the pump handle to the extended position.
Jul
19
revised change derailleur and shifter in an old road bike reconverted to hybrid
additioal info
Jul
19
answered change derailleur and shifter in an old road bike reconverted to hybrid
Jul
18
comment Deterrents against partial (component) theft
As an addon to Daniel's suggestion use multiple types of fasteners.Torx(male and female),hexhead,sockethead,metric and SAE. The idea is that the thief would need a toolbox to cover all the fasteners.