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


Jul
7
answered How Can I Increase My Braking Power?
Jul
5
answered Most effective upgrades on Road bike
Jul
5
awarded  Custodian
Jul
5
reviewed No Action Needed How do I prevent my pants from getting caught into the bike gears
Jul
4
answered How to shoulder a bike?
Jul
2
comment Roof Rack vs. Trunk Rack for Sedan
Roof rack con: If you drive into the garage with the bike on the roof you'll need a new door and a new bike. I never realized how often this happens until I saw the "Bike on Board" signs for your dashboard.
Jul
1
answered First time buying parts ( derailleur, chain, rear axel, shifters) need help!
Jun
28
comment I have a foreign bike, and don't know what pressure to pump it to
Never thought about the lower inflation test first. Really good idea, as finding a split or unseated bead at 50psi is less damaging than it occurring at 90psi.
Jun
25
comment Messenger bag or handlebar basket?
It is not sticking out of your ribs:)
Jun
25
comment Messenger bag or handlebar basket?
As others have stated this is subjective but I prefer to carry Items on the bike. My reasoning is that in the event of an accident it is less likely to cause me injury if it isn't strapped to my body
Jun
22
answered What are the benefits of nickel-plated chains?
Jun
21
comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
Spray it with some penetrating oil Liquid wrench, PB Blaster etc. Place a wooden block on the crank and hit it with a heavier hammer.
Jun
21
comment How do I know whether my bike can use disk brakes?
If you are looking at mechanical (cable operated) discs you may need new levers also.
Jun
21
comment How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
If you bring the number on the seal (6003 RSR?) to a bearing supplier like Bearing Specialty, Eastern Bearing etc they can easily cross reference it and they sell retail.
Jun
21
answered How can I remove the bottom bracket from this old road bike?
Jun
21
answered Double vs. single saddle rails?
Jun
19
comment Difference between brake pads on road and MTBs
For what it's worth I mounted linear pull MTB style pads on an older road bike with 27 inch wheels and have noticed no ill effects.
Jun
18
answered Shimano Ultegra Bottom bracket replacement with Dura-Ace
Jun
16
answered Are front and rear tires on BMX bikes interchangeable?
Jun
13
reviewed Close Bicycle Geometry 101?