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comment 120 mm fork with a frame designed for 100 mm fork?
You must also verify that the steerer tube diameter size is compatible with your frame. The standard sizes range from straight 1 1/8" top and bottom, tapered 1 1/4'' bottom and 1 1/8" at the top, and 1 1/2" bottom. If the replacement steerer is smaller than your headtube there are adapters that will allow it to fit. However you can't fit a 1 1/2" steerer in a 1 1/4" headtube.
May
14
comment Forearm pain during and after cycling
Are you wearing or have you tried padded gloves?
May
1
comment Bicycle saddles
Some seatpost designs have two bolts. One bolthead is accessed under the saddle the other through the hole, as the head is on the top. This two bolt design in theory allows for a finer saddle angle adjustment.
May
1
comment Is my six-year old touring bike worth repairing?
Can you let us know what you are currently riding and it's potential replacement. Then we can give some cost benefit analysis.
Apr
27
comment Do new hubs need to be adjusted prior to use
I can't speak for all brands, but I recently bought a set of wheels and thought the bearings felt tight. I adjusted them and with in 15 miles they felt loose. So I guess a little tight when new is acceptable.
Apr
24
comment Differential foot stress?
Do you use clipless pedals?
Apr
23
comment How do I pack a road wheel for shipping?
I work for the US Postal Service and things do get damaged in shipping. The vast majority of the time it is due to poor packing. You can't have too much padding. Go double thick cardboard on the large flat sides and fill it with shipping peanuts.
Apr
21
comment Bike Shorts, Do you wear things under/over them?
Absolutely nothing under them. If for modesty sake you feel you must cover them, use light weight nylon or other quick drying material. You want something with the flattest seams you can find.
Apr
21
comment Rotors bent very slightly but no rubbing. Is driving safe?
If you don't have any vibration or brake pad rubbing you should be ok. If you have some pad rubbing it will wear the pads a bit sooner.
Apr
19
comment Finding a replacement crankset (and maybe a bb to go with)
can you post a photo of your current BB and the frame?
Apr
4
comment Trouble Removing bottom bracket. Is it my Tool?
Corrosion can be a problem with steel retainers in an aluminum frame. I've also seen them loc-tited in place. The key is lots of controlled torque. Think breaker bar or extension pipes before a hammer.
Mar
31
comment Rear disc brake question
Have you brought the wheel to your local bike shop to see if it can be trued (straightened)? It will be cheaper than a disc brake.
Mar
22
comment Is threadless a noticeable difference from threaded headset setups?
Are you sure your 1" headtube will accept a 1 1/8" headset and fork?
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
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
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
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.