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Feb
3
comment What are the negative consequences of not bedding in disc brakes?
Manufacturers may have different reasons for suggesting things, lawyers being a big one that comes to mind. For example, that same service manual says to wear safety glasses when servicing your brakes. And my point about BSO's is that they're by far the most common bicycle on the road and people aren't constantly crashing into cars, so even the lousy brakes that they have must be at least minimally functional without the bed-in procedure.
Feb
3
comment Snow Tire Wraps for Bicycles
It's probably worth noting that you shouldn't zip tie your tires if you have rim brakes.
Feb
2
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use a 1“ stem on a 1 & 1/8” steer tube?
Feb
2
asked What are the negative consequences of not bedding in disc brakes?
Feb
2
comment Active Cycle Touring Blogs
Don't forget that if you are promoting a site that you are affiliated with, you must declare your affiliation within the body of your post.
Feb
2
revised Is my bike getting ruined?
removed self-promotion
Feb
2
comment Is my bike getting ruined?
Please don't engage in self-promotion unless it's relevant to the issue at hand.
Jan
30
reviewed Close How to build a Camping trailer, and riding across country with it
Jan
30
comment My bike won't shift out of 7th gear in the back
At a guess, something is clamping the cable when you put weight on the bike. This may be why @Emyr is asking about rear suspension, it could be getting clamped in the mechanism somewhere.
Jan
29
reviewed No Action Needed Would a person standing on the top tube damage a carbon fibre road bike?
Jan
29
reviewed No Action Needed How to thank motorists?
Jan
28
comment Disk brake wheels - multiple wheelsets
If you're running mechanical discs, you'll want to tighten the inner pad down until it touches the pad before loosening the caliper and then back it off again afterward. If you don't back it off at the end, it'll rub. And if you don't tighten it up at the beginning you'll end up with a totally backed off pad after a couple of wheel changes.
Jan
28
reviewed No Action Needed Can I install caliper or cantilever brakes on a frame and set of wheels designed for disc brakes?
Jan
28
reviewed No Action Needed Is it safe to ride a steel bike with a dented/buckled frame?
Jan
28
comment Can I cut down a quick release skewer?
I'm with @Carel. Skewers are cheap enough that it's not worth the trouble of cutting it.
Jan
26
reviewed Close What fork will fit my bike?
Jan
25
comment Food for 400+km ride? (in single session)
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Unfortunately, questions like this are too broad for our format. There are some related questions to the right which might be helpful. The Velodrome would also be a great place to discuss good riding foods. It's much more free form.
Jan
25
revised Food for 400+km ride? (in single session)
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
25
reviewed Reviewed Incorrect number of clicks on SRAM MRX gear shifter
Jan
25
comment Incorrect number of clicks on SRAM MRX gear shifter
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