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11
awarded  Caucus
Mar
11
awarded  Constituent
Sep
28
revised Terminology index
clarify safety
Sep
28
comment Terminology index
Wow, I usually just install my brake cables by hand. It's really easy with most systems, especially side pulls, where you can arbitrarily tension the cables without using any force before tightening the nut.
Sep
28
comment Terminology index
Is it possible to use the metal irons with anodized rims without damaging the coating? I bought some cheap ones, and they're ribbed on the face, and a bit sharp on the edge of the face, and when they slip, they dig in to the rim a bit.
Sep
27
revised Terminology index
clarify picture
Sep
18
comment Left pedal coming loose
@DanielRHicks: that sounds like it could be exactly what's happened (considering the crack). I couldn't figure it out at first, and had to look it up, and found this excellent explanation of the precession process. Seems like maybe the broken bearing also might give the plastic part of the pedal some flex, reducing the flex in the pedal axle, and hence reducing the precession effect as well. If you want to post that as an answer (there are some good quotes in the linked article), I'll accept it.
Sep
18
asked Left pedal coming loose
Sep
5
awarded  Scholar
Sep
5
accepted How high should brake levers be on drop bars?
Sep
3
awarded  Critic
Sep
3
comment Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
The look is irrelevant to me, but I definitely agree about their usefulness. The position you describe is the one I'm describing in comments above.
Sep
3
comment Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
Do you have any evidence that they still exist (by which I assume you mean are still manufactured)? I've done a bit of searching and can't find any that aren't vintage.
Sep
3
comment Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
1. nonsense. they provide two extra positions with brake access on the bars (including on the top of the curve, which interrupt levers [6] don't allow). 2. This isn't enough to worry about. Easily adjusted out. 3. see grip mentioned in (1) 4. agreed. 5. dual pull levers could easily be adapted to the new designs.
Sep
3
comment Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
some more opinion here: mytenspeeds.com/My_TenSpeeds_1/Feature_Bicycles/… . These are also called 'dual position' levers, or rear levers. Agree with user5830, the 'suicide lever' moniker is a load of crap. I have these levers, and they're plenty safe, as long as they're adjusted properly.
Sep
3
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Sep
3
comment How high should brake levers be on drop bars?
@robthewolf: fair call, I modified the question.
Sep
3
revised How high should brake levers be on drop bars?
added 68 characters in body
Sep
3
revised What happened to rear levers for drop bar brakes?
added 68 characters in body
Sep
3
comment What happened to rear levers for drop bar brakes?
Heh, robthewolf that's certainly not the case with mine, they're quite smooth and very controllable. @Arne, sure, but there are still tonnes of plain brakes available without built-in shifters.