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Nov
6
reviewed No Action Needed How to avoid running over animals whilst cycling on a canal at night?
Nov
5
comment Using non-Shimano link with Shimano chain?
Several hundred km in mountain conditions on a Shimano XTR, joined by a KMC 10-sp link. No problem so far.
Nov
5
comment Can I swap Semi-Metallic brake pads for Sintered Metal Brake Pads?
Disc brake pad and rotor compatibility Maybe we can merge the two questions somehow
Nov
5
comment Chain link jams after reassembling the rivet
Haha, chain tool manual. I have a similar one, and it didn't come with one.
Nov
5
comment Replaced chain, bike makes grinding noise?
Good for the picture. Could you update us on what was the result of "I'll pop off the chain and see if the pedals still make the grinding noise"? Also, does the skipping and jumping happen under hard pedaling or also when pedaling gently. It is beginning to sound like mis-configured RD - probably cable tension.
Nov
4
comment Is bike fit really needed?
Wouldn't a bike fit be more useful at the point of purchasing a bike?
Nov
4
comment Replaced chain, bike makes grinding noise?
@Trengot, then I don't deserve it at all, because the image is stolen from a random google images search without me even mentioning the source! What I am describing is a silly mistake but people do it ... I do it :D
Nov
4
answered Replaced chain, bike makes grinding noise?
Nov
3
comment What are my options for replacing a Shimano Hollowtech II BB?
The mechanic at the shop expressed an opinion that Deore and above are not optimized for long life, they are made to be light. And indeed (from here on, my personal observations), plain old square taper sealed units last much longer in the rain and are cheaper.
Oct
31
comment How big can I drop safely on a mountain bike
However, manufacturers issue guidelines for the purpose of warranty. Here is an example/
Oct
28
comment What are the pros and cons between an aluminium and carbon frame?
Aluminum can be welded for about 25BGN (but the frame is weaker after welding, plus you need to disassemble the bike) (source: the mechanic at the LBS). Aluminum frames crack quite slowly, it takes several hours of rough XC to snap a cracked frame, and the characteristic cracking warns the rider (source: two low-quality aluminum frames).
Oct
27
comment Is it possible to have a cover over your chain,cassette,derailleur and cogs to avoid regular cleaning?
If you only ride in good weather and on asphalt, cleaning shouldn't be needed. Only infrequent lubricating of the chain.
Oct
24
comment Biking gloves with finger protection
The following question, while not addressing the concerns about price and warmth, asks the same as in the heading: How to choose protective cycling gloves?
Oct
23
accepted Have there been designs of bikes with stepless transmission?
Oct
22
comment Front suspension or full suspension mountain bike
How does this answer the question? As far as I understand, you are saying that some professional riders use full suspension bikes. Well, of course! I guess most DH racers use a full suspension bike.
Oct
21
asked Have there been designs of bikes with stepless transmission?
Oct
21
comment Mountain biking: How to ride in mud?
There's mud and mud. The clay in low, arable lands is often so sticky, that pushing the bike is not an option. And if you try to ride, got mud all over, and try to carry, you might end with a 30kg bike.
Oct
19
awarded  Notable Question
Oct
17
comment Need to know the wrench size for 10.9 screw
A mechanic once told me this number is maximum torque in Nm and the higher it is, the higher quality the bolt is.
Oct
14
comment Mechanic says not to use top three/bottom two gears or the chain will throw
@EsotericScreenName, I began wondering if really cross-chaining hurts and decided to quote the manufacturer. To be honest, I was living with the assumption that cross-chaining is a major evil. Btw recently I learned that running disc brakes with worn out pads could be no problem at all - a friend wore his brake pads so much, that the pistons of the caliper were grabbing the disk, and yet the pistons and the disk are OK.