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


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
Dec
29
comment Where can I purchase/download UCI Pro Tour/pro cycling race footage?
This question appears to be off-topic because it appears to be a "shop for me" question
Dec
25
comment Replace crankset or cassette for better road performance on an MTB?
Before making a crank change measure the clearance between your current ringgear and the chain stay. Some frames are wide enough that the bigger ring gear will contact the chainstay.
Dec
24
comment Rear Rack for Cannondale Trail 6 with Disc brakes
Appears to be a "shop for me" type question.
Nov
25
comment New headset cups loose against the frame
The advantage of using the correct product ("Loctite Bearing Lock" vs two part epoxy) is that it Loctite will retain the cup and be removable later if needed.
Nov
21
comment New headset cups loose against the frame
There could be a concern with galvanic corrosion with steel cups and an aluminum shim, especially if the frame is steel.
Nov
16
comment does anyone sell bicycle trailers with brakes?
What type of brakes are currently installed on the bike? My thought is this may be your best and simplest upgrade.
Oct
14
comment How to remove dried vulcaniser from cotton clothes?
Try freezing it and scrapping it with a sharp knife before using the solvent. Any bits that can be removed will be that much less for the solvent to remove.
Sep
25
comment Older Motobecane conversion
Is the issue the French bottom bracket?
Sep
24
comment Crank arm snapped: what could have caused it?
If it is an older model check for a recall, Shimano, Trek, Mongoose recalled thousands of cranks. I believe they were from the late 90's. A friend had his replaced about five years ago at no cost.