2,603 reputation
530
bio website
location Bulgaria
age
visits member for 2 years
seen 11 hours ago

Feb
11
comment Should cheap suspension forks be oiled often?
@Alexander, no idea. What make is the fork? What is written on it?
Feb
11
comment Can I use a shock pump to inflate a tube?
Well, my city mountain bike tires runt at 65 psi. +1 more for "or you just can't afford that gym membership"
Feb
10
comment Thru Axle and Quick Release Fork/Frame Compatability?
Why would you want to do this?
Feb
3
comment What is the matter with this Shimano disc brake lever?
Both the answer and this commend are great advice to anyone (thus accepting). The real problem was that some oil had leaked through the sealings. I am new to hydraulic brakes and didn't know.
Jan
31
comment Pedal arm inside pedal screw hole stripped
Stripped threads on disc brake mount pole are fixed by making a larger thread inside the hole and using a larger bolt. But the pedal's male thread is of fixed diameter, so this is not an option. Maybe some adapter e.g. M8 (or whatever the pedal is) to M10? Sounds crazy, though.
Jan
29
comment What are the advantages and disadvantages of riding a smaller Mountain Bike frame?
A friend recently got a small-ish bike because it was a good deal. Was very sorry after that. Though a too-small frame would be nice for downhill, I suppose.
Jan
29
comment Can you use Shimano 11 speed chain pins on a 10 speed chain?
Why would you purchase a spare pin instead of a spare quick-link?
Jan
28
comment What is the matter with this Shimano disc brake lever?
This was the first thing I tried. Unfortunately my acera front shifter is quite bulky on the inside so the brake can't stick up to it.
Jan
27
comment Do I need to plug internal cable routing ports?
@DanielRHicks, then what is your advice?
Jan
27
comment What to do when there's no more adjustment room on disk brakes
I have noticed that there are two kinds of calliper attachment. Some of them have spherical washer kit onto the bolt, allowing for finer adjustment, while others are just post-mounted onto the fork/adaptor and have much less space for tuning.
Jan
23
comment Bottom bracket mysteriously squeaking
@TylerJandreau, how else will I learn all this cool stuff?
Jan
23
comment How to prevent breathing issues during extreme cold
For one, you can try air purification masks - the air heats up while trying to pass through the filter.
Jan
23
comment Bottom bracket mysteriously squeaking
@Batman, the sound comes quite distinctly from the BB area, only under significant load. Maybe it could be the left pedal, but it's only 2 months old, and hasn't been tempered with. Also the headset was professionally installed. Also doing a track stand at a traffic light and stepping hard on the pedal (no bike movement, brakes squeezed) the problem manifests. I put a film of grease on the frame thread before installing the BB.
Jan
23
comment Aerodynamic kid's trailer with suspension
Wouldn't an 8-10 year old be able to ride quite well already? I have seen kids at maybe 13 doing crazy jumps that I can only dream of doing after years!
Jan
22
comment How to carry sunglasses, so that I can easily put them on or off?
If they don’t fit, buy a new helmet.
Jan
21
comment Techniques for safely leaving a bike for 1-2 minutes in a safe-ish place
@CareyGregory, why don't them inconspicuously ride the bikes away? Using a van exposes the registration plate, which can easily be remembered or recorded by a camera (in contrast to "a guy in grey hoody took my bike"). Furthermore, if the van strategy is utilized, I would guess they target busy bike racks, not single bikes, left in front of a shop.
Jan
20
comment MTB Why are 29ers considered better then the legacy 26'' or 27'' tires?
I haven't ridden such. The thread that I linked to IMHO concludes that they are just a fashion thing. The guys at the LBS are rather enthusiastic towards them. This movie also leans towards 29ers, though it compares a lower end full-suspension to a higher end 29er.
Jan
20
comment MTB Why are 29ers considered better then the legacy 26'' or 27'' tires?
Other than that, the bike looks like an average entry level cross-country bike, that can serve you well in the city, tours and not too rough downhills.
Jan
20
comment MTB Why are 29ers considered better then the legacy 26'' or 27'' tires?
For starters, have a look here.
Jan
16
comment Planting a foot when cornering: when and how?
Also, I do this only in the city (for now), where the knobby tires have terrible grip on the wet pavement.