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comment What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
Mismatched wear between chain and cogs/chain rings will not cause a chain to break.
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comment What could cause the bicycle chain to break?
Mismatched wear between chain and cogs/chain rings will not cause a chain to break.
Nov
19
answered Do “trailer bikes” help kids learn to ride a bike on their own?
Nov
19
comment New Shimano m615 rear caliper fails and stops biting the rotor after 30 seconds of xtreme downhill
+1: 30 seconds - its not air in the lines, its not boiling fluid. Not enough time for the heat to get to though the pistons and heat the fluid. Its almost certainly brake fade caused by glazed pads (They may also be contaminated and/or very poor quality). Give 3K ft vertical DH and 2 days old - I tend towards thinking pads have been overheated before being run in. New pads would be the first thing I would do.
Nov
18
answered disc brakes on leader doberman which has no tabs and adaptors
Nov
18
comment Does a high MTB seat post risk frame breaking
+1: Obviously Riding style and terrain make a difference - if on paved road it won't matter as much as extreme downhill or rock gardens.
Nov
16
answered Is an old mtb with replaced gear safe to buy?
Nov
16
answered Suspension seat post is loose
Nov
16
comment Why are brake lights not common?
Until recently any lights on bikes were either expensive or unreliable - or both. Until very recently brake lights would not have been practical for a majority of bikes and legislation would have been ineffective at enforcing it in most countries. Given the difficulties, the market was too small for it to be worth while manufacturing for it - there has always been products availble, but they have never been popular. .
Nov
16
comment Why are brake lights not common?
Stop signal described only applies to North America. Other countries have different signals.
Nov
13
comment What skills/drills should I learn to descend faster and more confidently? (for mountain biking)
+1 also "Preload" the front shocks going into corners - how much depends on terrain, but most beginner riders have weight too far back. Much better to bottom out shock in corner than lift front wheel.
Nov
13
comment Full helmet (BMX) for Commuting, what is the current 2014 opinion?
(without getting into the helmet debate) There is an effect where people wearing more (or less) protective gear change the behaviour with the opposite outcome to the desired one. Riding with no helmet gives you an incentive not to crash, riding with full body armour you care less about a crash yet can still get hurt.
Nov
12
comment Full helmet (BMX) for Commuting, what is the current 2014 opinion?
More importantly full face cover your ears - a road cyclist in traffic needs to be able to hear.
Nov
11
comment Why so much hate for presta valve caps?
All this commenting over a comment from someone referring to "dork discs" - that in itself is THE answer.
Nov
10
comment Push off with left or right leg
@andy256 - 100% agree you should not say it to prevent the self fulfilling bit.... but they will still fall... :). She should make a point of telling everyone in the group she is new to clipless. It might be the difference between her taking out the entire bunch in a "GoPro goes viral" kind of way and will be the difference between upsetting someone or getting support when.. sorry... if... it goes wrong.
Nov
7
answered Puddle of oil when left up side down
Nov
6
reviewed Close Chain link jams after reassembling the rivet
Nov
5
comment Is there a cheap touring bike that is as light as a road bike
Before going to Hydraulic discs read up and study the issues of brake fade. Issue revolves around the amount of energy the brakes can dissipate and the amount they need to before overheating and boiling fluid. Long down hill runs (100's of meters vertical descent over short time) and heavy loads are a real problem.
Nov
5
answered Upgrade suspension on hard tail MTB