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Apr
2
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
14
comment Disk brake rotor feels loose
@zython you can screw it up by over tightening the bolt and shearing it off, and totalling the wheel. There is usually a torque setting printed on the rotor. if you don't have a torque wrench and are not used to working with bike parts take care.
Feb
22
comment Freewheel not engaging when temperature below about -20c/-4f. What is freezing?
Seems to be half pitch engagement. the green circled pawls are not locked in. Rotate 1/2 a tooth pitch and they will be while current set won't be. Cool engineering to get less distance to contact
Jan
6
awarded  Commentator
Jan
6
comment Brake bleeding without bleeding block
Avid Elixirs are a PITA to bleed. Sneaky tip , flip the bike onto its side each time to leave the port horizontal before unscrewing syringe. Top up to level with a bit of fluid and then re-screw port cap. The pressure lock on the calliper especially isn't usually enough to keep the chamber full before you can get the port screw back in.
Dec
3
comment How often do you need to bleed your Avid Elixir 1
+1 might be nice to mention that amount of fluid to drain is really tiny , a few drops. I had to do this this exact process to get some new pads to fit after a bleed had been done with heavily worn pads.
Oct
31
comment How do people store bicycles in London?
For MTB style handlebars. Pop the front wheel and lay it flat against a wall. That way it only takes 20-30 cm of depth. If you can hook vertically even less space.
Aug
22
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jul
24
comment How can I improve my pedal stroke?
Assuming clipless pedals pedalling with one leg (when its safe), alternating legs can help to encourage you to even out your stroke
Jul
2
revised Why are higher-end freewheels so much louder when coasting?
Remove insulting terms and edit copy.
Jul
1
suggested approved edit on Why are higher-end freewheels so much louder when coasting?
Jun
28
awarded  Critic
Jun
23
comment How often should one service headset bearings?
+1 on the never at home. Something that you get your LBS to do for you every few years if needed as the tooling to remove the original without damage and then fit the new one is prohibitive for most. Even MTB ones only need it not very often.
Jun
10
comment Ideas for consistently popping tubes
what do you define as proper pressure ? And is the bike hanging in a sunny place? It's definitely possible for sun on a overinflated black tyre to blow out the tube if it's at the top of its pressure range. It also does sound like a bad batch of tubes too. The only problem is to convince the LBS it is not a "just riding along" story
Jun
5
comment What year is this Specialized Stumpjumper FSR?
It's frame is 2003 or earlier but Reba didn't exist till 2005 so a user upgrade on the forks and probably the brakes too
May
7
comment Suggested maintenance for rear shock between service intervals?
Nice video. I particularly like the tips about reassembling back on the bike and dropping a splash of grease in prior to screwing the can back on.
Apr
26
revised Suggested maintenance for rear shock between service intervals?
Spelling fix
Apr
26
answered Suggested maintenance for rear shock between service intervals?
Nov
22
comment How to build surge brakes on bike trailer?
Got to vote for single handed setup for simplicity. Have a friend with one arm + prosthetic who uses a single handed setup for MTB
Oct
21
revised Gears randomly switching
Corrected fix part semantics