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Jan
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awarded  Critic
Jan
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awarded  Scholar
Jan
16
accepted Snapping master links
Jan
16
comment Snapping master links
Due to powerlifting, my legs are used to applying large amounts of force, so I'm likely torquing too hard while shifting. It also looks like I'm going to go through 2-3 48T chainrings per year.
Jan
16
comment Snapping master links
@DanielRHicks Yes, I use KMC X9.93 as my chain and MissingLink 9s as my master link.
Jan
15
comment Snapping master links
It was bent when it broke, and yes, it was fully engaged.
Jan
15
comment Snapping master links
@BenediktBauer Yes, it bent as a result of failure.
Jan
14
asked Snapping master links
Nov
8
comment Converting crankset from 28-38-48 to 30-39-53
With regards to crankset, LBS says that there's 2-3 mm of insufficient chainstay clearance. With regards to the shifter, I'm staying away from STs because remote master cylinders don't exist yet for hydraulic disc brakes, and I enjoy the RapidFire mechanism too much. Also, high-clamp derailleurs and the frame do not go together well. I'm using a FC-M591 26-36-48, and should I need the larger gears, I can just open AutoCad and machine custom chainrings fitting HollowTech II mountain/touring cranks. It should be cheaper than machining a custom crankset.
Sep
21
awarded  Custodian
Sep
19
comment Inline trailers
Aren't bicycles classified as vehicles in your area, and are, hence, obligated to use the road? If so, then a bike lane is a bit wider than a sidewalk.
Jul
17
comment What type of chain lube is best for winter riding?
+1 for Finish Line Wet. However, I tend to blast the chain with CLR before degreasing it during cleaning in the winter so that road salt is evacuated more readily.
Jul
17
comment Converting crankset from 28-38-48 to 30-39-53
My smallest sprocket is 11T and that's still not small enough.
Jul
16
awarded  Commentator
Jul
16
comment Converting crankset from 28-38-48 to 30-39-53
Also, pitch has been 1/2" for practically all bikes since WWII.
Jul
16
comment Converting crankset from 28-38-48 to 30-39-53
Due to BCD mismatch, the fact that square taper starts creaking after half a year, and the fact that road triple crankarms don't clear the chain stay, I'm modifying a 4-bolt Hollowtech II mountain crank to use 5-bolt 135mm in AutoCAD and then getting quotes from various machinists / mills.
Jul
14
comment Should I use a master link?
KMC Master Link doesn't need flexing - just pull and you're good to go. SRAM PowerLink was definitely more of a hassle to assemble, as was a Taya one.
Jul
14
answered Determining which derailleur hanger is compatible with a frame
Jun
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awarded  Supporter
Jun
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