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Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Aug
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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
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awarded  Popular Question
Aug
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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
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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.
Jul
29
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.
Jul
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awarded  Popular Question
Jul
28
answered What are the downsides of a twisted wheel?
Jul
28
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'.