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Jun
16
suggested suggested edit on Why do my brakes squeak? Do I have an incorrect distance between brake pads and rims?
Jun
16
suggested suggested edit on Why do my brakes squeak? Do I have an incorrect distance between brake pads and rims?
Jun
9
comment How many miles of riding require the same effort as one mile of running?
You could both ascend a hill so steep that the increase in potential energy dominates energy consumed by the mode of transport... :)
Jun
9
comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
The cable pull compatibility concern is with the front, though, which is what this answer addresses.
Jun
7
comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
@zenbike, no actually, it's a Sora which is a road group.
Jun
5
revised Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
clarify that link is Rohloff-specific
Jun
5
comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
@Daniel, I don't; the specs above are the best I've been able to find (i.e., no model numbers for individual components). It does seem to match the curve of the 52-tooth chainring quite well.
Jun
5
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Jun
5
accepted Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
Jun
5
suggested suggested edit on Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
Jun
5
comment Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
I'd love to see a similar roundup for other hubs!
Jun
5
revised What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
there do exist road derailleurs which work on MTB gearing, but they can be hard to find
Jun
5
suggested suggested edit on What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
Jun
5
comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
There are a small number of “road” derailleurs which can handle a mountain crankset, but you’re correct that it’s much easier to find a mountain derailleur. I've proposed an edit to your answer to moderate the claim, but otherwise +1.
Jun
4
comment Converting crankset from 28-38-48 to 30-39-53
@mosh: interesting — would you add those as an answer to my question? I don’t want to threadjack yours. :)
Jun
4
comment Converting crankset from 28-38-48 to 30-39-53
Sadly it's not quite so simple... :) a key problem I have is that MTB derailleurs are not compatible with my road brifters, and finding a road derailleur which can handle < 50T on the large ring is tricky.
Jun
4
comment Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
It's sounding like the answer is "no"; if nobody else puts that as an answer soon, I'll do so and accept it.
Jun
4
comment Is it possible to use road-style brifters with an internal gear hub?
@Mac, doesn't the lever in the adapter account for that?
Jun
4
revised Sources of vibration at high speed in and around rear wheel
a few more items proposed for list
Jun
4
comment What is the simplest way to lower the gearing on my touring bike?
I think it'd be fine in a flatter part of the world (it was just right in Minneapolis). Even the newer version has a pretty similar setup, though the crankset is smaller to start, making my mod easier: jamisbikes.com/usa/thebikes/pdfs/12_aurora.pdf