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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
5
reviewed No Action Needed Can I use a cyclocross bike for regular road-biking purposes?
Feb
5
reviewed Close Are deep V wheels only for fixed gear bikes?
Feb
5
reviewed Reviewed Which waterproof shoes?
Feb
5
reviewed Reviewed How to build a fixie bike?
Feb
4
revised What is Speed Lockout on a SUNTOUR fork?
made picture visible in post
Feb
4
comment When is a bike frame considered too tall?
It's not correct that all manufacturers measure their bikes the same way, so don't focus too hard on the measurement listed on the frame. Check out Sheldon's frame sizing page for a full explanation of this. The method of straddling and lifting the bike is a good place to start but a thumb width sounds a little close to me. If your bike feels too small, something is probably wrong somewhere. It may be salvageable through moving the seat and/or handlebars though. I'd experiment a bit before trying a whole new bike.
Feb
4
reviewed No Action Needed Dahon handle post hinge loosens too quickly
Feb
4
reviewed No Action Needed what size can be the nuts holding the front wheel?
Feb
3
reviewed Reviewed Picking a crankset for a 107mm BB on a downhill bike
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.