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Apr
13
revised Replaceable cartridges for rim brakes
Edited for grammar and to be a bit more inclusive in scope.
Apr
13
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Apr
13
comment Speed On a Road Bike
Agreed. What is being asked? Have you looked for all of the other relevant questions?
Apr
12
revised Replaceable cartridges for rim brakes
Grammar, clarity, so on.
Apr
12
comment Is it OK to use coffee or other drinks to clean road rash?
I guess that's fair. (I usually commute with a travel mug in one bottle holder and a water bottle in the other for increased beverage mobility.)
Apr
12
comment Is it OK to use coffee or other drinks to clean road rash?
It'd be a toss up as to the relative sobriety of the pee-er and the pee-ee where I live. Likely, it's more of a personality quirk.
Apr
12
answered Replaceable cartridges for rim brakes
Apr
12
comment Is it OK to use coffee or other drinks to clean road rash?
Why not drink water? Squirting water out of a bottle is a pretty decent way to clean out a wound (plus, you'll need to stay hydrated regardless of how much you're bleeding.)
Apr
12
comment Is it OK to use coffee or other drinks to clean road rash?
Assuming that the person is healthy is a pretty tough assumption when they're peeing on you.
Apr
12
comment What are the shimano rear derailleur families?
No road or CX (or track or TT) components?!
Apr
12
comment greasing closed bearings on the outside
I've discovered a few super cheap bits that pass as "sealed" bearings, but the dust seal does little in the way of sealing. The covers on these come off quite readily and you can relube them, but they're not high quality bearings in the first place. Mostly, they're in the cheap/generic parts from China category, but they do exist.
Apr
10
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Apr
9
comment wind noise obscuring traffic noise
I definitely know what you're talking about. Growing a massive beard sort of cuts down the noise, but it is a less than convenient short-term solution.
Apr
8
comment Looking for the right bike
Regardless of what you purchase, you should know that riding on the sidewalk is a good deal more dangerous than riding in traffic (dangerous for you and for pedestrians.)
Apr
6
comment Is there such a thing as a cyclist philosophy?
"Velosophy" (term courtesy of Grant Petersen. rivbike.com/kb_results.asp?ID=63)
Apr
2
comment Could paint build up on a bottom bracket be considered a warranty issue?
I've never built a new frame without first having to chase/face the BB shell and ream/face the head tube. It seems silly, but I would presume that "ready to build" means step one: chase and face your BB shell.
Mar
30
comment Overhauled hubs: still some noise
@ZulfiqarIII If it is a clicking/scratching noise (as opposed to a clicking/squelching noise from the grease) you might need to tear it apart and clean it again, sadly. It'll still work just fine with the noise (which may go away after a ride or two.)
Mar
30
comment Overhauled hubs: still some noise
When you secure the QR, the adjustment on the cones goes in as the axle compresses. When you have the wheel installed, does it spin freely and come to a gentle stop?
Mar
27
comment How to keep my manbag in place
@MereDevelopment I forgot about that! I reckon that the term "Bum Bag" here in the states would sound just as silly. I, for one, am actually a fan of said bag style (but I am going to wait until I have kids to embarrass before I wear one.)
Mar
27
comment How to keep my manbag in place
@DanHulme If you are confident in your style, a fanny pack has the same sort of on-the-go style but doesn't intrude quite as much as a backpack. However, you will be made fun of...