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answered wheel bearing pre load
Mar
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answered Is it fine to clean bearings with gasoline?
Mar
17
answered Sun Tour Cyclone brake levers and brake cable housing
Mar
17
comment Bought new chain. Do I have to remove links?
Count links. If the old chain is worn it will be longer than a new chain with the same number of links
Mar
16
answered guide to correctly assemble a Walmart bike
Mar
16
answered Swapping a road bike frame for a bigger one?
Mar
11
answered Persistent front wheel squealing: Replace the fork? Switch to disk?
Mar
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Mar
9
comment How to tell if a new pair of brake calibers will fit my wheel, tire, and frame?
Another consideration, unlike rim diameter there is no universal convention dealing with tire width. One brand of tire 32mm wide may fit and another brand may not.
Feb
19
reviewed Reject How to position a bike for work without a stand
Feb
16
comment Weight saving between Sora and 105
I am adding as a comment since links change, try Weight Weenies.com web site. There is almost everything to do with component weight and not much else.
Feb
11
comment Is it safe to use painted unmachine rims with rim brakes?
Are you sure they are painted and not anodized or ceramic?
Feb
5
comment Is 11- 34 rear cassette necessary?
Make sure your current rear derailleur has enough tooth capacity to handle the largest gear on the cassette.
Jan
25
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.