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


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.
Jul
17
answered Is there such thing as an automatic transmission for bikes?
Jul
17
answered Is there any difference between professionally painting a car and a bike frame?
Jul
17
comment Specialized Hardrock rear hanger
It is not a bolt but specific derailleur hanger hardware. It was probable loose and fell off. Your LBS should be able to supply you with a new one.
Jul
16
answered Does “Carbon & Aluminium” really mean cheap plastic coated aluminium?
Jul
14
answered Clip-on to temporarily convert Look pedal to stand-on style?
Jul
6
awarded  Popular Question
Jul
3
comment What's difference between 1/2 and 9/16 inch pedals?
If your LBS is good enough to help you out return the favor and buy your pedals from them.
Jul
2
comment Should I use a master link?
Since your road bike has no suspension you won't see any of the issues you saw on the mountain bike.
Jun
23
answered Price difference between buying a bike in Europe (Austria) vs USA?
Jun
21
comment How can I get started riding without spending a fortune (too much)?
+1 for recycle cycle suggestion