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Jan
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comment Concerns with different brake types for the front and the rear wheel
Surly now makes a disc-equipped CX bike: surlybikes.com/bikes/straggler !
Dec
31
comment Why are there metal shavings in my brake pads?
I had a real bad problem with this using Yokozuna pink pads on Velocity Synergy rims. I switched to Kool Stop dual compound pads and it is way less noticeable.
Dec
31
comment Can I pedal my bicycle backwards to move it backwards?
Hey, what do you mean "out of eagerness"? Are you actually keen on building such a bike, or were you just curious?
Dec
30
comment Can I pedal my bicycle backwards to move it backwards?
I suppose with an idler pulley mounted in a strategic place (and maybe a 9 speed chain) you might be able to run the chain in a figure-8 allowing you to move forward by pedaling backwards. Stranger things have happened.
Dec
30
comment Can I pedal my bicycle backwards to move it backwards?
Before the ubiquity of derailleurs there were bikes that ran one gear forwards and a climbing gear backwards. (Called a Retro-Direct en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retro-direct) I'd recommend befriending/becoming a machinist.
Dec
28
revised Combination of different Shimano braking components
Made the title specific to braking components rather than Shimano components in general.
Dec
28
comment Combination of different Shimano braking components
To be fair, new levers aren't prohibitively expensive, nor are they hard to come by. universalcycles.com/shopping/index.php?category=1594 Additionally, used levers from canti-equipped mtbs are pretty ubiquitous.
Dec
17
comment Do studded tires make less than ideal railroad crossings worse?
I've not had problems with Schwalbe Marathon HS396's over three winters worth of RR tracks. The benefits probably outweigh the risk in most cases.
Dec
13
comment How to securely connect cable to AXA Quattro dynamo?
If you're using the spec'd parts the wire isn't the problem. There is either a push in connection somewhere or there is a screw that secures the wire. Did you install this yourself or did a shop do it?
Dec
9
comment Vintage Peugeot tends towards the left when riding
Do you mean that the bike pulls to the left when you're riding?
Dec
7
comment Gap between lower headset cup and fork. Is this likely to be a problem?
What did the LBS say? Are they insisting that it is supposed to look like that?
Dec
5
comment How can I remove a stuck rear cassette?
I don't remember... there was some thread a while ago and someone mentioned that the terminology differed.
Dec
3
comment How can I remove a stuck rear cassette?
Also, I think I remember hearing that the US and the UK use the term vice differently: a bench-mounted clamping vice is the way to do it.
Dec
3
comment How can I remove a stuck rear cassette?
A vice is the way to do it. +1 for a well equipped LBS.
Dec
1
comment What is a good bike for college?
@jimirings Not to mention dodging cars and golf carts over and over!
Nov
30
comment What tools do I need to replace my bottom bracket?
You could also buy any one of a number of bicycle repair manuals (Zinn and Park Tools are two of my favorites.)
Nov
25
comment New headset cups loose against the frame
I've done it with wobbly fork crown races. It works, but it'll be a lifetime fix.
Nov
22
comment Reverse center pull cantilever brakes (how to set up and issues)
Interesting...photos would be great!
Nov
20
comment New headset cups loose against the frame
This is a great reference: sheldonbrown.com/headsets.html
Nov
20
comment New headset cups loose against the frame
Do you have access to calipers to measure the ID of those cups?