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revised Hydraulic disk brake pad anchor pins
Edited title to make it clear that the question refers to the pin, not the whole brake system.
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Dec
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revised How to handle an attempted bike theft
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answered How to handle an attempted bike theft
Dec
10
comment Social network for bike users
Have you chatted with the OCD? "OCD stands for 'Ordre des Cols Durs' - 'the club of the hard cols' - a French cycle club of which we are the British-based English language equivalent. OCD Cycloclimbing acts mainly as an information exchange for cyclists who enjoy cycling in the mountains." They have invaluable maps and trip reports for Alpine and Pyrennaean tours and could really use a decent web presence.
Nov
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revised Should I upgrade forks for a 50km race?
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Oct
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comment What are the parts needed to build your own fixie?
On 8, a front rim brake is legally required if you're going to take it off the track in some jurisdictions, and is just a good idea safety-wise.
Sep
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revised What is a reasonable speed for long distances on a bike?
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Sep
18
comment What's special about bicycle socks?
Often sports socks are much more expensive than regular socks.
Sep
16
comment Is it possible to estimate road grade while riding?
Do you have to calibrate the Edge altimeter often? A buddy had a barometric altimeter and he had to dial in the current altitude based on maps twice daily since minor variations in air pressure could lead to substantially different readings, but as long as he did that, it agreed well with the map in the places where we checked.
Sep
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comment Will a Miyata 912 be able to take wider tires/bicycle racks/fenders and still handle well?
What is your goal with the fenders? Fenders that pass inside the forks and prevent water from being driven towards your chain & bottom bracket take up space and so limit the size of tires that you can run. Half fenders like race blades don't take away clearance from tires.
Sep
14
comment brake lever will not return
I only have an anecdote. I had a front sidewall blowout after descending a steep narrow packed-earth track on 700x28s. When I looked for causes I found a worn line on the sidewall a little above where the rim would be, and a ridge such as you describe on one brake-pad. My best theory is that after a longish tour (Atlantic to Mediterranean through the Pyrenees with zigs and zags) with a maladjusted brake-pad where I was braking softly, I then did a white-knuckled descent putting more force on the brakes which did my tire in.