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


Jan
3
comment What are the differences between a mens and womens bike frame?
The difference between then and now is now you do it by choice
Jan
3
revised What are the differences between a mens and womens bike frame?
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Jan
3
answered What are the differences between a mens and womens bike frame?
Dec
28
comment Things to consider when upgrading crankset
Have you considered a cassette swap to something like a 11-28 tooth? Not as effective as a crank swap but cheaper and easier.
Dec
28
answered Recommended handlebar style for short daily commute?
Dec
28
comment What is the proper way to paint a bicycle?
In addition to @ Angelos comments, If you are going to sand use progressivly finer grits to minimize scratches. Use the same brand primer the paint directions call for. Use Rustoleum primer for Rustoleum paint etc. Rustoleum used to make products specifically for metal, if they are available use them.
Dec
26
answered Is there much of a difference between flatland and park/street frames?
Dec
25
answered Fixed (inside) front disk brake adjustment
Dec
25
comment Any experience about radially-laced hub flanges actually breaking?
For what it is worth I recently replaced a Mavic Open Pro wheel. It was about 5 years old has about 10,000 miles on it. It was radially laced. It hit car door while going about 22mph. The wheel folded like a taco. About half the spokes bent, 5 or 6 nipples pulled through the rim. Not one hub spoke hole was damaged. If that wasn't enough abuse to damage a hub I don't think anything else would.
Dec
24
comment How often should I change brake cables and housing?
Most aerosol dry lubes uses a liquid carrier that will flush then evaporate leaving the dry lube in the housing.
Dec
21
comment How often should I change brake cables and housing?
I prefer to use "dry" type lubes in muddy, dusty,gritty enviroments. Even a light oil tends to make the grit stick to the cables. The grit gets pulled into the housing over time.
Dec
21
comment Diamondback Sorrento for first starter bike?
While at your local shop ask about used bikes. Tell them what you"ve told us and they will point you in the right direction. If they keep pushing you to spend more than you are comfortable with try another shop. They should let you take it for a real test ride.
Dec
20
awarded  Yearling
Dec
19
comment Help me to attach inner ring
What brand cranks are you swapping parts from.
Dec
19
comment Is it possible to glue or patch tire sidewalls?
The same glue /cement that comes with a regular bike patch kit. Not being able to see the actual flaw in the tire, I would say you should replace it as soon as possible or ask your local shop to evaluate it for you.
Dec
19
answered Is it possible to glue or patch tire sidewalls?
Dec
13
answered Clicking handlebar
Dec
11
awarded  Good Question
Dec
11
answered Extending integrated carbon seat tube
Dec
5
answered Where is the Tricross Sora front derailleur barrel adjuster