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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
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
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.
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
comment Disk brake wheels - multiple wheelsets
How do you people manage to do this dozens of times without ruining the post-mount threads of magnesium fork lowers?
Jan
27
comment Why is this guy blocking the rear wheel?
Here is why I doubt this is correct. His front wheel is on even, flat section outside of the trench. He could be using that, instead of shredding through the trench. When you are struggling to get your rear tire over an obstacle (the trench wall), you don't apply the break on it. Or maybe just he did this section 10 times and the photographers decided skidding was the coolest. BTW someone downvoted all answers to the question, lol.
Jan
27
comment Why is this guy blocking the rear wheel?
So there is some kind of fashion/trend about what is fun and what is not? Woah!
Jan
27
comment Why is this guy blocking the rear wheel?
I have seen this in many FR videos, mainly on dusty open descents, where it's clearly intentional. I'll assume it is for the show, and without regard for the caused erosion.
Jan
26
comment How do I maximize my upper body workout from riding?
Isn't this advice damaging for the knees? After all, we strive for high cadence in order to limit the forces on the knees.
Jan
21
comment Overmountain bike to downhill bike
IMHO it'd be a shame to loose such a bike by exchanging parts in order to adapt it for a different style of riding. If you want an 18kg 20cm front and rear travel tractor with 8-piston front and rear brakes, buy used.
Jan
21
comment Wear and tear and warranty
@nettux443, in my understanding, lubing the chain is aimed at lubing the internal pin/roller pairs. Failing that, the pins wear out the rollers and the chain stretches. However, I am not aware of a mechanism that lubing the cassette reduces cassette or chain wear (I would expect it to only accelerate gunk accumulation). This is actually quite an interresting question!
Jan
21
comment Wear and tear and warranty
Why would anyone want to lube their cassette?