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Aug
28
comment New chain snaps after shop service
Note that 10sp & 11sp Links are POWERLOCK, they fit together but then are not designed to come apart again.
Aug
28
comment What's the quickest “boost food” whilst riding in a fast bunch?
when the finish line is in site speaking figurativevly, right? I feel that a chocolate bar provides energy for at least an hour.
Aug
28
comment phantom leak that fixed itself?
Or just take it out and pump it to 2x it's normal size. At that inflation even minute holes can be seen/heard.
Aug
26
comment Minimizing the pain in Biceps and Shoulders due to Mountain Cycling or Offroad cycling
To add, I find it best to hold the grips with a lot of force, but leave the other parts of the hands relaxed. If the hold of the grip is loose, vibrations are more taxing to the fingers.
Aug
25
awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
21
comment How to move a bicycle by bicycle
To clarify, I liken riding no-handed to riding with another bike, because in my opinion riding with another bike is more difficult than riding one handed. For example crossing curbs is quite challenging.
Aug
21
answered How to move a bicycle by bicycle
Aug
19
comment Does the chain direction make a difference?
Directional are only some high-end chains for example XTR. This can be determined by inspecting the chain. If it is blank on one side, but has company logos and chain number on the other, it is probably directional and the side with the writings need to be facing outword i.e. towards you while installing it.
Aug
18
comment Use a lock nut on a presta valve?
Yea, and putting the nut on makes fitting the tube and then tire easier. Without the nut one needs to be careful not to move rotate the tube while fitting, this removing the valve from the valve hole.
Aug
18
comment Why would anyone use DOT fluid and vacuum-based brakes?
epicbleedsolutions.com/blog/dot-brake-fluid-vs-mineral-oil
Aug
4
awarded  Popular Question
Aug
1
comment Do 8 Speed Shimano Gears Actually Work Properly?
Me too. My Acera setup works no worse than the 10 speed Deore. However, putting an year or two on the system results in 1)grime buildup 2) lack of oil 3) not perfectly tuned gears (because I'm incompetent) 4) worn cogs, chainrings etc. Therefore, I would reason, the difference new vs used is somewhat significant.
Aug
1
answered Adjusting disk brake positions
Jul
30
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
30
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.
Jul
30
comment Why did the hydraulic disc brake stop working when riding down a steep mountain?
+1 for considering air resistance at 4km/h. :D
Jul
30
comment How to jump curbs?
Yep, cardboard boxes of increasing sizes increased my confidence enough to try medium-height curbs at traffic. Feels great!
Jul
30
accepted How to jump curbs?
Jul
29
answered How to train front braking technique?
Jul
29
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.