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comment Is there a way to hop up onto a parallel curb?
With platforms, one pushes on the pedal backwards, using the friction of the pins to lift the rear wheel.
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comment Why did the hydraulic disc brake stop working when riding down a steep mountain?
+1 for considering air resistance at 4km/h. :D
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comment How to jump curbs?
Yep, cardboard boxes of increasing sizes increased my confidence enough to try medium-height curbs at traffic. Feels great!
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accepted How to jump curbs?
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answered How to train front braking technique?
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comment What are the downsides of a twisted wheel?
@clabacchio, because tempering with the adjustment screws at the caliper/arms/how-is-this-called changes the left to right alignment, I use the barrel adjuster at the lever. Btw this answer is by no way a tutorial on truing a wheel - all I have intended is to show that it is easy to grasp and easy to do.
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comment What are the downsides of a twisted wheel?
I concur that the spoke wrench, that my answer presents, is of poor quality. My reasons for recommending it were 1)dirt cheep 2) multiple sizes 3) cheep bike 4) have used one for tens of repairs and never rounded a nipple - the wheels failed due to other reasons, such as the rim wearing out or the hub cups being worn away.
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answered What are the downsides of a twisted wheel?
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comment Chain Splitter vs. Chain Tool vs. Chain Breaker
Also the tools (pliers) to install/remove 10-speed quick links could be referred as chain tools, i guess. Btw, I have only ever seen the second tool referred as 'chain whip' or just 'whip'.
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asked Is it a good idea to sand off the rotor when exchanging disc brake pads?
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comment What are some good films about cycling?
IMO this question is too broad. For example, here is a 71 page forum thread with the same idea and many links: click.
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accepted Problem during installation of Rockshox Reverb Stealth product
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comment MTB with Road crank
@mattnz, please please please make this an answer. Now it is buried in the comments and not readily visible (plus is the correct answer to the correct question, the other answers target the wrong question). More: click
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comment Planting a foot when cornering: when and how?
Also this.