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comment Can a 120mm fork be mounted on Specialized Myka?
The new fork has Axle-to-Crown length of 480mm+-5mm.
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comment Can a 120mm fork be mounted on Specialized Myka?
> Your frame is designed for an 80mm travel fork and I'm afraid at that size there are no options to go any bigger without voiding the frame warranty. Specialized
19h
comment Minimum mountain bike trekking/touring equipment
More concretely, what would be the minimalistic sleeping gear? Sleeping mats are bulky. And then what happens if it rains...
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comment Minimum mountain bike trekking/touring equipment
@andy256, backpacks. We are all on suspension bikes.
Apr
10
comment Planting a foot when cornering: when and how?
My original idea was something like this.
Apr
8
comment Why doesn't Shimano use shadow technology on road derailleurs?
@Emyr, Isn't changing things around (e.g. tire sizes) a leading strategy to stimulate purchases?
Apr
8
comment Why and how much is riding big-chainring-frong small-cog-rear a negative practice?
So it is bad. Now I have to find where to ask one of those question so popular in the Workplace.SE: "My boss/colleague/friend/relative is wrong and I am right; how to convince them, for everyone's good?".
Apr
8
comment Why and how much is riding big-chainring-frong small-cog-rear a negative practice?
@DanielRHicks, I added some clarification.
Apr
3
comment Should I not use a trail because of poor conditions?
How do they do the same amount of damage? When climbing in mud, my tires often loose grip and spin out, while I try to stay upright. On descents, sliding and drifting occur all the time, throwing mud outside the path.
Apr
3
comment Should I not use a trail because of poor conditions?
I disagree. This is like saying that motor vehicles do not damage dirt roads, when they are muddy (and we all know the 30cm ditches produced thus). My stance on this is: riding in mud is OK only on (already raked mindlessly by off-road motorists) fireroads.
Apr
2
comment What should I look for when buying a bike from an auction?
Some info about shocks.
Mar
26
comment Have you built your own components?
@DanielRHicks, no, it's Thread carefully. See the top-voted comment and responses.
Mar
24
comment What are the advantages of flat spoked wheels?
So a disadvantage would be that they cost more money to us ;p
Mar
24
comment How tight should brakes and shifters be on the handlebars?
@PeteH I am expecting answers on the Why-s. It is true or a myth that levers should rotate in a crash?
Mar
24
comment What does a “dished” wheel mean? How to tighten spokes on such a wheel, without a spoke tension meter?
@Mσᶎ, as is evident, I didn't even know the term. I would love to know the answers to the proposed by you question. However, I am even more interested in how to work with those, hence my edit. |IF you can sneak those in my question, or ask another and answer it, that'd be great!
Mar
21
comment What does a “dished” wheel mean? How to tighten spokes on such a wheel, without a spoke tension meter?
@arne, MTB with a cassette of 8 gears.
Mar
18
comment How should I lubricate my Shimano freewheel?
A warning. I recently serviced the axle of an FH-M475. When re-assembling, I greased the bearings (not capsulated) with generous amount of thick grease. After reinstalling all dust covers and tightening the cassette to 40Nm... the freewheel wouldn't turn any more! The less than perfect solution was to remove one of the dust covers, which was pushing the grease inwards like a hydraulic piston.
Mar
17
comment Why aren't most suspension bikes extremely long travel?
The other day I rode 30+ km on a 160mm upright bike with downhill tires and grew to appreciate your post and the difference a laid-forward cross-country bike gives!
Mar
14
comment MTB Crank on a Cyclocross Bicycle?
A small difference is that MTB cranks attach the chainrings with 4 bolts, while road use 5 (Shimano). So chainrings are not compatible.
Mar
11
comment Why aren't most suspension bikes extremely long travel?
In other words, why wouldn't specialized bikes be the exception, and not the norm, in the mid-radnge bikes market.