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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?
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.
Sep
28
comment How to get a replacement crankset gear for Dahon P8?
1) Chainrings usually cost a dollar a tooth. 2) You need to find the Bolt Circle Diameter of the spider - five hole 52T isn't enough parameters for finding replacement parts.
Sep
27
comment Repairing Carbon / Aluminum frame
Seconded. There's a good chance that some fancy proprietary epoxy is used. Good luck acquiring that at a hardware store. There's also the fact that the gluing itself may require special tools, techniques, and conditions. Seconding staying far away from a DIY solution.
Jul
28
comment What's the difference between All-Mountain, Cross Country, Freeride, Downhill bikes?
Downhill and later have mass units in "kbs". I'm assuming you meant "kgs".
Jul
28
comment Hydraulic disk brake stops working when hot; back to normal after cooling - is this expected?
+1 for bleeding, though I've had a case where steam came off the front caliper due to piston, bore, banjo bolt, and bleeder seals needing replacement
Apr
19
comment How to deal with lock that keeps jamming?
My experiences with using TriFlow to both de-gunk and re-oil the cylinder in a Kryptonite U-lock has been very positive. It'll take quite a few drops, but it works a lot better than WD-40.
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.
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
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.