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comment Calorie Burn Meter Bicycle
Excellent answer, although Hills (obvious to everyone) and the less obvious Wind speed and direction (road), Short steep hills, sharp corners with braking and hard vs soft surfaces (MTB) make any Calorie meter not using at least HR or preferably Power nothing more that a toy to generate bragging rights.
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comment Can I install a front derailleur for my bike?
Have you looked into "Mega range" cassettes and if they meet you needs?
2d
answered new rear wheel: buy parts separately, or get from cheap bike?
Apr
20
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Apr
19
answered Should my aftermarket frame have a serial number on it?
Apr
17
comment How many spokes can break before I need a new wheel?
How old is the wheel, what kind of riding (MTB XC/Downhill/road etc) and did they 'just break' - all at the same time or over time, or did something happen?
Apr
17
comment How to clean a grimy old bike frame?
What about Car polish? A Cutting compound might be needed.
Apr
15
comment Would a hard tail 29er be a good starter bike for road and light trails?
Your focus is wrong - A used quality/lightweight 26er would be my pick, as people cannot give them away today because they are so last decade. get the best quality bike you can afford, regardless of tire size. Fit an adjustable stem and take the time before setting out to adjust the bike to the best fit for the rider.
Apr
10
reviewed Reviewed Wobbly wheel/hub even when I tightened the cones
Apr
10
comment Wobbly wheel/hub even when I tightened the cones
'Play' - does it move from side to side when the wheel is stationary, or does it wobble when the wheel spins? The Freewheel screws on. If there is play in the hub/freewheel connection, its loose and the hub is probably stuffed if its been ridden that way. Remove the freewheel (need to remove axle and needs a 10mm hex key) and check the threads.
Apr
10
reviewed Looks OK How do I stop my rim brakes making making a squeaking/squealing sound?
Apr
10
comment Replacing Quick Release skewer with through bolt axle
TBA use a completely different dropout and hub to traditional QR's. You can get QR TBA, but that does not appear to be what you are asking about. Can you clarify what dropout you have (at they slots or holes) and hub.
Apr
6
comment What are the effects of different types of rear shock installation on full-suspension bikes?
One word summary of the practical differences - "Patents"
Apr
6
comment What are the effects of different types of rear shock installation on full-suspension bikes?
Could you expand this to include a summary of the contents of the links? (Although I do understand a summary of squishy geometry is an oxymoron)
Apr
4
comment Suitable Shimano integrated shifter/brake replacement for old STX
Those old STX shifters would be close to Deore today and were solid and precise. You will be disappointed buying anything new that is 7 speed. (I just upgraded the 7 speed Acera on my sons bike with my 20+year old STX's) Better to upgrade to 8 speed, or find some used ones of same era. Checkout the the local recycle centre for a donor bike, or get in touch with a local bike coop or bike club.
Apr
4
comment Why 9 speed front derailleur cannot handle 10 speed rear derailleur?
Mixing 9 and 10 components can lead to problems, and its a lot easier to say 'don't do it' than list what will work and what might work and what won't. The seller ends up arguing with the customer (always bad) over what "might work" really means. Its a lot easier and safer to say they are incompatible (As its also more profitable its even easier.).
Apr
2
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Apr
2
comment Cheap import lights VS branded lights
Possible duplicate of What to look for in a (Cheap) MTB headlight for night trail riding
Mar
31
comment Are the Truvativ powerspline BBs reliable?
My guess is they were not torqued correctly to begin with, the right arm did get damaged when it came loose - IMHO a loose arm is damaged until proven otherwise (proof is after a few years of no problems)
Mar
31
comment How to replace a bottle dynamo with batteries
Easiest or cheapest - throw it all away an buy a new light is the easiest, especially if the lamp is not LED.