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Feb
11
asked Does there exist optimal damping setting for all terrains?
Feb
10
comment Will 40km E-Bike trip in Texel Island(Holland) be hard for untrained people?
So ... walking will do just fine as well :D (5km/h)
Feb
10
comment Should I be able to 'manually' rotate the headset?
@Blam, whatever, first step is to conduct the experiment outlined above and from there we can work out the cause.
Feb
10
comment Is 11- 34 rear cassette necessary?
I was referring to the cassette, as that is a big piece of steel. And I concur the difference cannot be felt, just wanted to add this for completeness in the "The (only) down side is".
Feb
6
accepted What are those washers for?
Feb
5
comment Is 11- 34 rear cassette necessary?
Another drawback is increased weight. Don't get me wrong, I frown at anything below 36 on an MTB.
Feb
5
revised What are those washers for?
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Feb
5
asked What are those washers for?
Feb
4
comment Why/How should I bed in disc brake pads?
By pouring water, you are effectively qunching the rotors. Although I suspect the temperature is not high enough for any noticeable changes.
Feb
3
comment What are the negative consequences of not bedding in disc brakes?
I am still not convinced - forbidding it is the easiest. Likewise, they do not say "tighten your brake caliper bolts to X Nm", they say "have the bike repaired only by an authorized mechanic" (general claim, can look for references if doubted).
Feb
3
comment What are the negative consequences of not bedding in disc brakes?
-1 for "If normal riding achieved that SRAM would not have a specific procedure." : bookofbadarguments.com page 34. For example, it could be that SRAM want to avoid people seriously hurting themselves on their brand-new bike, because they do not know that pads bed in with time. Easiest solution: "do not ride bikes without bedded in pads".
Feb
2
comment Is my bike getting ruined?
To clarify - if you don't lube the chain immediately after washing, it will rust (a couple of hours seem to be enough). I don't have solid sources, but I feel that the oil displaces the water and protects the rollers immediately.
Feb
2
answered Is my bike getting ruined?
Jan
30
reviewed Approve Do I really need a magic link or can I just replace the pin on my chain?
Jan
30
comment Do I really need a magic link or can I just replace the pin on my chain?
This ^ concerning 10sp chains. I have re-used 8sp normal pins without issue. The rule is to never cut the chain in the same place twice.
Jan
30
comment Do I really need a magic link or can I just replace the pin on my chain?
Shimano provide special pins for connecting their chains. It is claimed that re-using a normal pin will weaken the chain significantly (and I believe them).
Jan
29
comment How to thank motorists?
Note that palm-forward V and palm-back V are different gestures.
Jan
29
comment Can I install caliper or cantilever brakes on a frame and set of wheels designed for disc brakes?
Maybe he can switch to SS and install a coaster brake, heh.
Jan
28
comment Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
@sleske, I can't really reply to that, apart form through-axles being more trendy, because of their (perceived) rigidity for the same light weight.
Jan
28
answered Why are battery-powered lights so popular?