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location central mass. u.s.a.
age 57
visits member for 2 years, 10 months
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ride mostly single track with a little road biking mixed in.


Jun
13
answered What is the benefit of a larger disc rotor?
Jun
11
comment Mountain bike crankset chainring compatibility
If you don't use the big ring much you may consider a bash ring. It installs in place of the big ring but with no teeth and is strong enough to bounce off logs and rocks.
Jun
9
answered How to fix a stripped pedal crank
Jun
7
answered What is the standard diameter for BMX brake mounts
Jun
6
answered Worth it to touch up my bike?
Jun
5
answered How to position a bike for work without a stand
Jun
2
comment Brake pad rubbing the rim
Make sure you have the correct size spoke wrench and make very small adjustment. If after making a few small adjustments you see no difference or it gets worse have it checked at your LBS.
Jun
1
comment Brake pad rubbing the rim
Using the valve as a reference does the wheel stop in the same place every time? Does it rub constantly around the entire wheel?
May
30
comment sun ez3 trike gearing
Do you know what type of derailleur you currently have?
May
28
answered What is a good replacement for a cable end cap?
May
28
answered Can I use a SRAM PC850 chain on a 6-speed bike?
May
12
comment exploding inner tubes
It can if the valve hole is damaged or oversized.
May
12
answered exploding inner tubes
May
11
comment Thinking of quitting due to dangerous driving
Contact your local bike shop and see if they sponsor a group road ride. I know several in my area offer rides for novices and explain how and where to ride safely in a group setting. They plan them during low traffic times so you can get accustomed to traffic.
May
11
revised DIY colouring components
additional information
May
10
answered DIY colouring components
May
9
comment What happened to pumps?
Make sure the head is fitted correctly on the valve. Most older pumps had the "locked on" position with the lever parallel to the hose with the lever layed down. . Most new pumps seem to have the locked position with the lever up or perpendicular to the hose.
May
3
accepted Is it possible to date Shimano components?
Apr
30
asked Is it possible to date Shimano components?
Apr
23
awarded  Citizen Patrol