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comment How to move a bicycle by bicycle
I've done this many times with a variety of bikes. I find that the easiest is to ride a fixie and push/pull a second bike. This way you don't have to worry about using your hands for the brakes. Also, if you lift the front tire of the bike you're push/pulling off the ground, the whole thing is easier to steer. The catch is that your arm gets tired.
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comment Career in bicycling industry
A similar question was asked and closed on this site once before. The previous question had a few answers though. See it for inspiration.
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comment Where to buy (carbon) framesets?
@Batman and GriffinEvo The off-topic/shopping closure specifically mentions service recommendations as part of the closure criteria. As such, I've closed this question.
Aug
17
comment Shimano 105 Adjustment
Welcome to Bicycles SE. You're asking a number of questions here that really need to be broken up into separate questions. See our help pages for more on how to ask a good question. Editing this into a single question will automatically flag it to be considered for reopening.
Aug
17
comment New chain is pre-lubricated, should I clean it?
Welcome to Bicycles SE. Please note that this is not a typical forum. We operate on a Q&A basis. Please limit your answers to addressing the question at hand. See the tour for more information. Also, please write to the best of your ability. This means proper sentence structure, punctuation, and capitalization.
Aug
15
comment Is the max pressure on tubeless rims specifically for tubeless, or do they apply to tubed tires too?
@Blam I bought the bike brand new and those are the rims that it came with. Complete with standard tires and tubes.
Aug
9
comment Cable routing around bottom bracket
Is that one of the modifications?
Aug
9
comment Cable routing around bottom bracket
I've never seen anything like that so I don't have an answer for you, but I'm curious - what kind of bike is that?
Aug
9
comment How to remove completely stuck saddle post from frame
@MadsSkjern Weeding is precisely the reason that contributing to an on hold question through edits is not a good practice. We don't weed heavily or often on this site, but there is no doubt that an on hold question will eventually be deleted. Then all of your work will be for naught. Another alternative that might be easier is to edit out the duplicate parts of your question. The edit will automatically cast a reopen vote. You can then use the edit history to past your "answer" into a genuine answer post.
Aug
9
comment How to remove completely stuck saddle post from frame
Please do not edit answers into questions. If you feel that the question was closed inappropriately, please ask a new question, cast a reopen vote, or flag it and note the reason that you believe it was closed inappropriately. In this particular case, I would recommend asking a new question limiting, yourself to the specific parts of your question that you feel weren't addressed in the duplicate. Note that it is perfectly ok to ask a new question and immediately answer it.
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
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.
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
28
comment Pedals turn but front sprocket does not
Please post a picture of your crankset. That will help to diagnose your problem.
Jul
26
comment When do I need more than one bike? How many bike is enough? How many bikes is too many?
In all seriousness though, this question is bordering on being primarily opinion based. Personally, I'll wait to see what kind of answers it gets before passing judgment, but it won't surprise me if the community votes to close it.
Jul
26
comment When do I need more than one bike? How many bike is enough? How many bikes is too many?
There are two equations to establish the correct number of bikes to own. In both equations c is the correct number of bikes. The first is n + 1 = c where n is the number of bikes you currently own, or a - 1 = c where a is the number of bikes at which your significant other will leave you.