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May
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awarded  Notable Question
May
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comment Why are spoke nipples called nipples?
So that begs the question: why is a pipe nipple called a nipple? Do they look like human nipples or so they predate the modern anatomical use of nipple?
May
4
comment Is having a disc brake on a single speed bicycle a bad idea?
I second @Blam; replacing the front wheel fork with a fork/hub that supports disc brakes and then installing a disc brake on the front would be a good balance. Depending on quality, expect to spend $200 - $500 for the parts.
May
4
revised Is having a disc brake on a single speed bicycle a bad idea?
Fixed spelling and capitalization
May
4
reviewed Approve Can cyclists legally ride on the sidewalk?
May
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reviewed Approve If many bottom-outs are happening, should air pressure or compression damping be increased?
Apr
22
reviewed Approve Road positioning when stopping at an intersection with stationary traffic
Apr
20
reviewed Approve Bike Rack for Hatchback vehicle?
Apr
17
reviewed Approve Can I change from short to long derailleur to increase cog size
Apr
8
answered Pedals hits the ground too often while turning at relatively high speed
Apr
8
comment What are the differences between road rims/wheels and hybrid?
Yes, I am discussing the measurement that is between the inside of the tines of the fork and the rear triangle - however this is rather imprecise as the forks and rear triangle are 'spread' somewhat, and come in a few mm when the axle is tightened. The most accurate way to measure this is to measure the Over Locknut Distance on the hubs that came with the bicycle. See the OLD measurement: wheelspoking.com/Measure.aspx
Apr
7
answered What are the differences between road rims/wheels and hybrid?
Apr
3
awarded  Necromancer
Apr
2
comment how much of a difference does bike weight make when trying to maximize the bike's top speed?
Wow, great read. Thanks!
Apr
2
comment how much of a difference does bike weight make when trying to maximize the bike's top speed?
What is the story behind that bike?!? Link please!
Apr
1
answered Why are spoke nipples called nipples?
Apr
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awarded  Yearling
Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
I bought a new Shimano 105 brakeset ($77 shipped) that comes with a recessed mount. Will I be able to mount that on my 'nutted' mounts?
Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
Direct mount side pull calipers are not compatible with center mount side pull calipers.
Mar
31
comment Are all side-pull road bicycle brakes compatible?
I am noticing a new mounting option, 'direct mount', which is not compatible and not mentioned.