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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.
Apr
25
comment When to lube a chain?
I broke an (expensive) 10-speed chain only after about 4-5 rides of 100km, flat off-road but muddy, with cleaning with a rag and lubing with teflon chain-lube (then re-swiping) between rides. After I fixed the broken link, I went to a mechanic (without re-greasing in the meantime) and he said "quite normal, your chain is dry as hell". Then I noticed that when rotating the crankarms backwards, the chain kind of grinds against itself. This is the major motivation behind this question.
Apr
17
comment Is it harmful for a hydraulic brakes bike to be put upside down
Note that the leaking lever has another disadvantage: it is unwieldy for me.
Apr
17
comment Is it harmful for a hydraulic brakes bike to be put upside down
I found my problem. The reservoir cap on the lever leaks oil, when the bike has been upside down for a minute or more. Good news is, I bought two sets of dirt-cheep brakes and the other model is not exhibiting this behavior. Bad guy: BL-M505L, Good guy: BL-M486.
Apr
15
comment Can a 120mm fork be mounted on Specialized Myka?
The new fork has Axle-to-Crown length of 480mm+-5mm.
Apr
15
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
Apr
15
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...
Apr
15
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?