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Aug
5
reviewed Reviewed Why do my tires keep losing air, even after having the tubes replaced?
Aug
5
comment Why do my tires keep losing air, even after having the tubes replaced?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. A tiny hole in the tire isn't likely cause this problem. As others have mentioned, it's more likely that there is a small object embedded in the tire. A piece of wire from an automobile tire is a frequent culprit.
Aug
5
reviewed Reviewed Can I run rim brakes on a disc rim?
Aug
5
comment Can I run rim brakes on a disc rim?
We really need more information for this to be a complete answer. As others have mentioned, it depends heavily on the type of rim. And as @Benzo points out, the rim of a properly dished wheel would still be centered within the forks.
Aug
5
comment Replacing bottom bracket on 98 trek 820
@DWGKNZ Fair enough. I did mention that I've never used one and said that "as far as I can tell" it didn't make a difference. Feel free to edit in correct information.
Aug
4
answered Replacing bottom bracket on 98 trek 820
Jul
31
comment Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
It worked. Hit the link in your previous comment.
Jul
31
comment Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
@Blam, I certainly will not delete your comment. It would be an abuse of my mod privileges. And more importantly, disagreement is important. None of us know everything and we all get stuff wrong once in a while. If no one disagreed, we'd never make any progress. I'd be interested in hearing why you disagree, i.e., what you think could could go wrong by using QR's and Tuggnuts, but we should probably move the discussion to chat before it gets too long.
Jul
31
comment Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
@Blam The grip isn't so important as long as you have something to keep the wheel from moving. I've actually ridden my fixie with the bolts loose and not realized it because my chain tensioner was keeping the wheel firmly in place. The only thing that clued me in was that it finally unscrewed a millimeters or so and was rattling against the frame. I have no idea how long it was loose before it finally unscrewed enough for me to hear it.
Jul
31
comment Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
@Blam the chain stops it from slipping the other direction when braking. If the chain is loose enough that the wheel can slip backward, it's too loose and needs to be tightened.
Jul
31
answered Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
Jul
30
awarded  Reviewer
Jul
30
reviewed No Action Needed What is the easiest way to fix a loose chain?
Jul
30
answered Is there a way to hop up onto a parallel curb?
Jul
30
reviewed Reviewed How can I fix my rear derailleur's B-tension adjustment?
Jul
30
reviewed Reviewed How Big is my Wheel Circumference?
Jul
30
revised How Big is my Wheel Circumference?
Upvote to say "thanks." And please do not use signatures. http://meta.stackexchange.com/questions/5029/are-taglines-signatures-disallowed
Jul
28
reviewed No Action Needed What are the downsides of a twisted wheel?
Jul
28
reviewed Close Can I upgrade V-brake to disk brake for Cannondale Quick Cx 5
Jul
28
comment Pedals turn but front sprocket does not
Please post a picture of your crankset. That will help to diagnose your problem.