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


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
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
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.
Jan
3
comment Shimano 105 rear shifting issues
Is this on a new bike or a (used) new to you bike
Dec
30
comment Cable Stop For Internal Cable Routing
As @ Kibbee stated I also believe they a brand specific. They appear slightly different from mine. In reality there are not that many carbon frame builders in the world. My guess is that there are not many variations.
Dec
30
comment Cable Stop For Internal Cable Routing
It is possible they still use the same ones on the current model. I would bring the frame and a ruler into a dealer selling the brand and do a side by side comparison.
Oct
21
comment Bicycle shoes for road cycling
My only addition to @PeteH answer is find a shoe that fits before choosing a brand or type. Some brands are much better suited to certain foot shapes than others. Also sizes may not be the same between brands.
Oct
21
comment Loose axis of Shimano Deore FC-M591-S Hollowtech II
How many miles/years are on the Bottom bracket (bearings)?
Oct
1
comment Need help identifying bottom bracket
While they can disassembled the shell shaft and bearings will typically come out and are sold as an assembly.
Jul
10
comment What can I use for a DIY cable end?
I agree and more likely he has one at home. Make it an answer so we can vote it up.
Jun
25
comment Upgrading cassette - what do I need to be aware of?
Adding to @Kibbee thoughts I would stay away from the very low end no name chains you see on the internet that sell for $6-$7. Just get a decent brand name chain in a price range that suits you.
Jun
24
comment Upgrading mechanical disk brakes
Some fork manufactures list limits on the the size of the rotor due to the increased load. Check to see if you will exceed the limit with the larger rotor.
May
24
comment Handlebar size options
This is the where an experienced bike shop can give you guidance. It is best determined by a proper fitting rather than a best guess.
Apr
30
comment Slipping when pedalling
Have you checked the crank arm mounting bolts or the crank cotters (if it is old enough to have them).
Apr
22
comment Did SRAM change/update their 10 speed PowerLink?
I modified an old pair of reversible snap ring pliers (not the type with changeable tips). With a small notches ground in the tip to catch the barrel, it installs and removes.
Apr
18
comment What are the Pros/Cons of a 2.1 vs 2.3 wide Mountain Bike Tire
One thing too consider is that sizes of the inflated tire can vary between brands. A 2.5 from Brand A may fit between the chain stays, but a 2.4 from Brand B may be too wide.
Feb
17
comment building a cargo trike (bakfiets): steel thickness
How much do you anticipate the you, the box and cargo will weigh?
Feb
8
comment Are there any manufacturers of steel road bikes today?
I searched for road steel on their page and assumed it was current models , sorry for the confusion.
Feb
8
comment Are there any manufacturers of steel road bikes today?
Specialized still makes a steel Allez.
Jan
30
comment Does a hybrid pannier / backpack exist?
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about a shop for me question