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Jun
23
comment Replacing a shifter
@DWGKNZ, here are a few references: one, two.
Jun
23
comment Replacing a shifter
@DWGKNZ, I have heard that the pull ratio for FD for SRAM is 1.1mm/shift and for Shimano is 1.2mm/shift. That is, they are close enough to work, but not identical. Do you think this is true?
Jun
21
comment Bike type xc ht or cx?
It might be worth mentioning that a Shadow+ rear derailleur is a huge improvement over non shadow-plus variantm with a revaltively small increase in price.
Jun
20
comment Bike type xc ht or cx?
"pgrades and tweaks" - e.g. helmet and knee pads.
Jun
20
comment Bike type xc ht or cx?
I watched this recently, and found it interesting.
Jun
20
comment Bicycle Components: What's The Real Difference?
@Blam, I have no idea, haven't ridden either. It's that some people on this site insist that above mid-level the grams-shaving could result in lower durability. And it makes some sense: a racer's top concern surely can't be "will I need to spend money on a new FD this season".
Jun
19
comment Why does my bike crank creak and come loose?
However, your cranks are with suqare taper interface. Maybe they need to be tightened more (with a dynamometric wrench).
Jun
19
comment Why does my bike crank creak and come loose?
Had the same problem with a Shimano Octalink left crankarm. The problem was that I had lost one washer during installation. On the third fall the crankarm got very damaged. I fixed the latter issue by purchasing new cranks (not very cheep task).
Jun
19
comment Bicycle Components: What's The Real Difference?
Increased or decreased durability?
Jun
18
comment Is this FD compatible with this crankset: 2 teeth too litle
Is a triple suitable replacement for a double? What are the differences?
Jun
11
comment Are there any 'anti-fly' masks on the market?
I have this mask and it is hard to breathe through. I use it during winter to keep my breath warm.
Jun
10
comment What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
Trials "bike" is somewhat similar to the DJ one.
Jun
10
comment Are Hollowtech II bottom bracket normal?
Did you use a dynamometric wrench (in case this is not a press-fit bb)?
May
31
comment Can you take apart rear derailleurs, and how do you put them back together again?
Your derailleur has silver in it? What, is is some Super XXXXTR series? (this is meant as a joke)
May
30
comment Are road tyres suitable for any off-road riding at all?
It probably depends on skill as well: youtube.com/watch?v=HhabgvIIXik
May
29
comment Adjusting saddle angle on a road bike (drop bars)
Btw, Specialized Riva is a woman specific saddle, that I (male) find being the most comfortable seat on Earth. The reviews in Mtbr list the same impression by other men.
May
16
comment Is it unhealthy to fail this bike fit and why?
@DanielRHicks, indeed I am passing the 'heels on the pedals and the legs are straight' test. Then I ride with the front of the foot over the axle (not the arch) and my legs are just a little bent.
May
13
comment Rebuilding a rear wheel
Strange: You can usually just transfer the old spokes to a new rim, avoiding the need to relace the wheel -- quoted by Sheldon, search the page for the text.
May
13
comment Any tips on riding a roll-off, followed by a trench?
That's a great idea. The worst that could happen is slide down into the trench (right?).
May
13
comment Any tips on riding a roll-off, followed by a trench?
@Batman, I don't think so. The area is about this steep. The flat is a dirt road, on the other side there is descent as well. Hopefully I can take a picture some time, but don't count on it.