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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?
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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
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
21
comment How long will my bike last?
Hahahaha, cheers for the last sentence.
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.
Oct
14
comment Star Nut Replacement Size
A quarter of what?
Oct
14
comment How to dress for biking 3 miles to work in 40 and below so not to sweat to much but still keep warm
Something like this? The throat needs to be protected as well.
Oct
14
comment Mechanic says not to use top three/bottom two gears or the chain will throw
Why is a twice incorrect (1. triple, not double 2. legacy advice) answer voted top? Here's what Shimano has to say : When the chain is in the position shown in the illustration, the chain may contact the front chainrings or front derailleur and generate noise. If the noise is a problem, shift the chain onto the next-larger rear sprocket or the one after. link
Oct
10
comment Can I change my large chainring without changing the entire crank?
I am not able to locate any documentation on that FD, here the closest I came across. That's why in my first paragraph, I say probably.
Oct
10
comment 26 X 1.75 front and 26 X 2.0 rear tyre?
You can have a look here (at the green and red table) if your front rim is compatible with such a tire. It almost certainly is.
Oct
10
comment 26 X 1.75 front and 26 X 2.0 rear tyre?
This is not a complete question. Please provide a lot more detail: what bike? what rims? on what terrain do you ride? why do you want different tires?
Oct
9
comment Should one pedal over a mild slope?
Another answer: pedal all the way, thats the way to toughen up. Rule #10, Rule #23
Oct
6
comment Why does the glue in a puncture repair kit dry up so quickly?
+1 I have found pre-glued Zefal ones suitable for long-term repair of small punctures. It's the snakebite that mortal patches are powerless against and one needs a large patch and proper rubber cement.
Oct
6
comment Why does the glue in a puncture repair kit dry up so quickly?
@Angelo, just use pre-glued patches then.
Oct
1
comment What are my options for replacing a Shimano Hollowtech II BB?
I got it replaced under warranty. The bike had been handled as is normal for an MTB: some rain, lots of mud, some careful washing with hose under pressure, some salty air from around the sea. The BB was so badly rusted/worn, that the cranks wobbled, plus a handful of red powder poured to the ground.
Oct
1
comment Front disc brake noise only at high speed
I suspect it is touching somewhere very lightly, and going at high speed puts enough energy into the vibration to make it audible. If it is rubbing the pads, a few hard stops down hill should fix it.
Sep
30
comment If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
Always easier with a video.
Sep
26
comment How to select gearing for descent?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Sep
26
comment How to select gearing for descent?
@Blam, watching races in youtube, everyone does as you suggest - spin very fast on the flat sections. I need to rethink my question. It certainly feels more comfortable to give a short, firm push, instead of a whole spin, in some situations.