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It is impossible to drink a gallon of milk in an hour.

I have done so.

Therefore, I can do the impossible.


Feb
3
reviewed No Action Needed Is it possible to compensate a short sized frame by adjusting seatpost and stem?
Feb
3
awarded  Fanatic
Feb
2
reviewed No Action Needed Do tube protectors increase rolling resistance or just add weight?
Feb
2
reviewed Reviewed What kind of pump/attachment do I need for this? (picture)
Feb
2
revised What kind of pump/attachment do I need for this? (picture)
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Jan
31
comment Pedal arm inside pedal screw hole stripped
Given that you're trying to do the job without the proper tools, I'm assuming that you don't have a lot of experience with doing your own maintenance. And since you don't mention a visual inspection of the threads on the crank arm: are you sure you're using the correct pedal and turning it the right direction? The pedals are right/left specific and the left pedal is reverse threaded.
Jan
31
comment Pedal arm inside pedal screw hole stripped
I'd vote this up twice if I could because of the suggestion to get a cheap tool kit. I bought one about 10-15 years ago and it's still the core of my tool kit. I've replaced some of them with nicer ones, but that's always been because the nicer ones were easier to use than the cheap ones (e.g., the crank extractor in the cheap kits is functional, but incredibly awkward), not because I wore them out.
Jan
31
reviewed No Action Needed How to cope with boredom whilst cycle touring?
Jan
30
comment Why don't race bikes have solid front triangles?
It's not necessarily true that weight is a factor. Most professional level bikes are so light that the mechanics have to stick weights inside the frame to meet the UCI's minimum weight requirements. The points about cross winds are valid though.
Jan
30
comment Which way does the seat clamp go on the post?
The question is not about the seat tube clamp, it's about the clamp that holds the seat on the seat post.
Jan
30
comment Which way does the seat clamp go on the post?
@PaulH The question is not about the seat tube clamp, it's about the clamp that holds the seat on the seat post.
Jan
30
reviewed No Action Needed How do I know the model of my Shimano Torney SIS Index Rear Derailleur, I have a Vertical Henox T3 bike?
Jan
30
reviewed No Action Needed What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
Jan
29
reviewed Looks Good How to remove dried vulcaniser from cotton clothes?
Jan
28
reviewed Edit suggested edit on Which way does the seat clamp go on the post?
Jan
28
revised Which way does the seat clamp go on the post?
added picture to the question
Jan
27
comment Which way does the seat clamp go on the post?
Could you post a picture of it? Based on your description, I think I know what type of clamp you're talking about, but I'm not sure.
Jan
27
revised Which way does the seat clamp go on the post?
corrected "seat post clamp" to "seat clamp"
Jan
27
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What can be done to make a trainer work quieter?
Jan
27
comment Bottom bracket mysteriously squeaking
possible duplicate of Creaking bottom bracket