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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.
May
12
comment Any tips on riding a roll-off, followed by a trench?
@DanielRHicks, tried that, worked fine. The question is about riding down ;)
May
12
comment Rebuilding a rear wheel
@DanielRHicks, the wheel is dirt cheep (46BGN) plus the problem occurred during a short tour with panniers. So all the spokes should be replaced? Why are 24 most difficult? Is the rim weakened by the 30km with 4 broken spokes with paniers (sideways oscillations of amplitude several centimeters)? The rim is double walled and the spoke holes seem to have eyelets.
May
12
comment What parameters are important when replacing a rear hub?
So no "hub flange diameter" and angles and lengths and moon phase?
May
9
comment Rebuilding a rear wheel
@7thGalaxy, I expect to be better able to detect ongoing defects in the bike while rolling on smooth surface.
May
7
comment Dual position air, solo air, coil, rebound: what do they mean about forks?
Thanks. This 'Dual Air' was really puzzling me.
Apr
30
comment Dual position air, solo air, coil, rebound: what do they mean about forks?
There exist cheep forks that use elastomers for dampening and have coil springs in both legs. However, I do not know about mid-range an racing forks. Hence the question.
Apr
30
comment Dual position air, solo air, coil, rebound: what do they mean about forks?
By hydraulic I am referring to the damping system, using oil. Compressing gasses is known as pneumatics as far as I know.
Apr
29
comment How to measure chainring / cog wear?
The controversial statement "No cassette wear tool exists" is extracted from the video. I edited the sentence a little and added a bit more context. The video is awesome, watch it!
Apr
29
comment Tire Gauge to Avoid Over-Inflation
@Kibbee, Bar has a couple of definitions, all being rougly 100kPa. Note that this is approximately the pressure which the atmosphere of Earth has on us, humans! (In my language, we use "Atmosphere" interchangeably with Bar).
Apr
28
comment Rotating 2 chains on one cassete
+1 Wise words. However, I fer this could grow into the "I will leave the dishes in the sink to soak and will wash them tomorrow ... aaand it's 3 months later, no clean dishes at home".
Apr
28
comment Tire Gauge to Avoid Over-Inflation
+1 I would be curious if someone could provide typical accuracy measures of some mid-range pumps (for example the one from the question).
Apr
28
comment Tire Gauge to Avoid Over-Inflation
Note that from about 2 Bar up tire pressure can't be measured by squeezing the tire with hand.
Apr
28
comment Minimum mountain bike trekking/touring equipment
So it was desided: 2 persons, 1 bivi bag, 1 sleeping bag, 1 full-size sleeping mat.
Apr
25
comment When to lube a chain?
The latter, I am doing. One chain broke without being worn out, that's why I'm asking how to prevent that.
Apr
25
comment When to lube a chain?
Thanks @DanielRHicks, really helpful :D. Fitting answer for Friday afternoon, though.