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Mar
12
comment Is a 7 speed chainring compatible with an 8, 9 or 10 speed cassette and chain?
Just to update - I have now added the 10 gear cassette and chain. It's been working fine since July with no change to the chainrings (to date).
Mar
4
comment Are tow-hitch bike racks legal?
In the UK, you need to have your number plate visible and also the tail lights and indicators. As you have a tow hitch fitted, presumably you also have a trailor light fitting. I use a tow hitch bike rack, and for short journeys with only one bike I just stick it on. When I have five bikes on it, I add a trailor board with repeat lights and numberplate.
Jan
23
comment Can I add gears on a bmx?
Many years ago, I used to have derailier mechs that fitted on the axle with a lug that engaged the frame to stop it being pulled forward by the chain. Maybe those are still around? That might need a longer axle.
Jan
18
comment Mounting a 7-Speed Cassette on an 8/9 speed hub
No problems at all with the set up - apart from the cost ...
Jan
17
answered Mounting a 7-Speed Cassette on an 8/9 speed hub
Dec
14
comment What kind of panniers is this tubus rack flange for?
The old Karrimor panniers had a hook on an elastic cord that fitted into an eye at the bottom of the pannier too.
Dec
10
answered What are some alternatives to fruitlessly ringing my bell at a motorist?
Nov
27
comment Who has right of way at a staggered crossroad
The green car shows the only time when you are allowed to wait in a box junction - when your exit is blocked only by oncoming traffic.
Nov
19
answered Why do my tires keep losing air, even after having the tubes replaced?
Oct
18
answered Effective breathing for efficient cycling
Oct
16
comment Unscrewing a rounded allen bolt
As well as what has been already said, if it has corroded in place, drilling through the middle can loosen it due to the heat generated. It's a good start for using a drill extractor. Also, if you have a screwdriver that fits the mangled hole well enough that can work.
Oct
11
answered Good backpack for carrying groceries
Sep
28
comment Mixing 9-speed Tiagra and 9-speed Deore XT
Yes, always put on a new chain when you change the cassette.
Aug
21
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Aug
21
comment Could I be pumping up my tyres the wrong way?
I found this morning that the barrel on my track pump had become slightly unscrewed. This meant that I was using more strokes than usual to get to the desired pressure, and I couldn't quite get there.
Aug
16
comment Can a (relative) beginner adjust spacing on a 501 cromo road frame?
I would look for wheels with 130mm hubs - these are still quite readily available.
Aug
14
answered Commuting: How to carry office clothing so it doesn't get crushed?
Jul
25
comment Does a typical floor pump have an integrated one-way valve?
+1 I too press down on the press down on the presta valve to make sure that it is moving freely.
Jul
24
answered Are road tyres suitable for any off-road riding at all?
Jul
23
comment Which parameters should I track with bicycle computer so I can analyze changes in my riding?
I've often wanted an air speed sensor as well as the road speed. I'm not sure how feasible it is though.