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Sep
10
comment Determining which derailleur hanger is compatible with a frame
@KiptonBarros Reworded and updated, thanks.
Sep
10
revised Determining which derailleur hanger is compatible with a frame
mfg update
Aug
11
comment Fixing hydraulic disk brakes, what to check first?
Tektro is mineral oil, not DOT3/4/5.1.
Aug
10
comment Can I use a 6mm threaded bolt instead of a bleed valve for hydraulic brakes?
I admit that it assumes pipe / bleed valve thread geometry, not that of a generic bolt.
Aug
10
comment Can I use a 6mm threaded bolt instead of a bleed valve for hydraulic brakes?
(Citation: hayesdiscbrake.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/…)
Aug
10
comment Can I use a 6mm threaded bolt instead of a bleed valve for hydraulic brakes?
Also, my Teflon tape comment is based off Hayes' caliper overhaul instructions: "Note: ... The thread sealant on the bleeder is there only to seal during the bleeding process. If thread sealant wears off, replace it with a wrap of Teflon tape thread sealant." That being said, gasketing isn't needed if it can get tight enough to not leak.
Aug
10
comment Can I use a 6mm threaded bolt instead of a bleed valve for hydraulic brakes?
@DanielRHicks I forgot the part about standard bolts and bleed screws having different thread geometry :|
Aug
10
comment Can I use a 6mm threaded bolt instead of a bleed valve for hydraulic brakes?
@DanielRHicks I reckon plumber's threadlock teflon tape should do the trick of sealing just fine. Works well on DOT systems, and I doubt teflon has issues with mineral oil.
May
24
comment Is it really going to damage a bike to wash it with a hose?
Headsets, bottom brackets, pedals, and hubs contain (usually sealed) bearing assemblies. (Freehub / freewheel, too, but the bearings there are generally buried well enough to not reasonably pose pressure washing risk unless you're overhauling a hub). It's obvious that water inside a greased bearing assembly is a Bad Thing™. Cassette, chain, and cables are more likely due to wear and tear and I fail to see how pressure washing exacerbates it.
May
24
comment Why would anyone use DOT fluid and vacuum-based brakes?
Also, DOT is generally standardized in terms of minimum performance. Mineral oil is a proprietary birds-nest of various chemicals.
May
24
comment Why would anyone use DOT fluid and vacuum-based brakes?
Strict vacuum? what? Are you referring to negative-pressure bleeding as opposed to positive-pressure caliper->lever bleeding?
Mar
11
awarded  Caucus
Oct
18
comment Nice Work Shoes That Won't Get Messed up in Toe-Clips
I suggest having a separate pair of shoes for commuting. Comfortable commuting shoes != comfortable work shoes, for multiple reasons.
Oct
9
comment Where can I find Shimano jockey wheels?
I can't see why generic 11T jockey wheels wouldn't work. Don't forget to loctite the threads when rebuilding the cage.
Oct
8
comment Why does my gear slip when going uphill / standing?
The part about replacing the cables & housings, derailer, chain, shifter and cassette should precede the part about frame failure, otherwise it can give an impression of jumping to conclusions before exhausting the usual culprits, for those who don't read comments.
Oct
8
comment Why does my gear slip when going uphill / standing?
While a frame issue cannot be ruled out, it is a lot rarer, and more expensive to fix, than worn cassette, derailer needing adjustment, worn shifter cable, or worn chain. TL;DR frame issue should only be determined after eliminating derailer, shifter, cassette, chain, or cranks, as the source of issue.
Oct
4
awarded  Excavator
Oct
4
revised Which public transport networks allow you to transport a bike?
Clarification of weekday rush hour by stating times.
Oct
4
accepted Why are chainrings 50T and larger five-bolt rather than four-bolt?
Oct
3
awarded  Yearling