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Oct
10
comment Can I change my large chainring without changing the entire crank?
I am not able to locate any documentation on that FD, here the closest I came across. That's why in my first paragraph, I say probably.
Oct
10
answered Can I change my large chainring without changing the entire crank?
Oct
10
comment 26 X 1.75 front and 26 X 2.0 rear tyre?
You can have a look here (at the green and red table) if your front rim is compatible with such a tire. It almost certainly is.
Oct
10
comment 26 X 1.75 front and 26 X 2.0 rear tyre?
This is not a complete question. Please provide a lot more detail: what bike? what rims? on what terrain do you ride? why do you want different tires?
Oct
9
comment Should one pedal over a mild slope?
Another answer: pedal all the way, thats the way to toughen up. Rule #10, Rule #23
Oct
9
answered Should one pedal over a mild slope?
Oct
6
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Oct
6
comment Why does the glue in a puncture repair kit dry up so quickly?
+1 I have found pre-glued Zefal ones suitable for long-term repair of small punctures. It's the snakebite that mortal patches are powerless against and one needs a large patch and proper rubber cement.
Oct
6
comment Why does the glue in a puncture repair kit dry up so quickly?
@Angelo, just use pre-glued patches then.
Oct
5
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Oct
3
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Oct
2
revised My disc brake rotors have started to corrode. What can I do?
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Oct
1
comment What are my options for replacing a Shimano Hollowtech II BB?
I got it replaced under warranty. The bike had been handled as is normal for an MTB: some rain, lots of mud, some careful washing with hose under pressure, some salty air from around the sea. The BB was so badly rusted/worn, that the cranks wobbled, plus a handful of red powder poured to the ground.
Oct
1
comment Front disc brake noise only at high speed
I suspect it is touching somewhere very lightly, and going at high speed puts enough energy into the vibration to make it audible. If it is rubbing the pads, a few hard stops down hill should fix it.
Sep
30
comment If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
Always easier with a video.
Sep
26
comment How to select gearing for descent?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Sep
26
comment How to select gearing for descent?
@Blam, watching races in youtube, everyone does as you suggest - spin very fast on the flat sections. I need to rethink my question. It certainly feels more comfortable to give a short, firm push, instead of a whole spin, in some situations.
Sep
26
comment How to select gearing for descent?
The idea is not that you can go faster through an 1/4 turn in a difficult gear, but that you will be in a better position to recover is case of surprise.
Sep
26
comment How to select gearing for descent?
@Blam, you are tearing down, trying to evade BB-hight size stones. Pedals are level, twisted at each stone to put the crank, that is close to the stone, up. Then you have several meters of cleaner singletrack, followed by another set of obstacles or a turn. Do you risk a full turn of the cranks? If the gear is difficult, you can make a 1/4 turn and still be around horizontal, ready for turns or impact avoidance. Or maybe my description is just stupid :D
Sep
26
comment how to translate MTB wheel specifications?
@DWGKNZ, but it is confusing. Things should get measured and specifically checked, not 'assumed'. Heck, I purchased a complete groupset and the FD didn't fit the build!