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answered I don't want to be the next Eddy Merckx; Is competitive cycling right for me?
Jun
12
comment Shimano sora shifter no longer shifts
When I had an STI shifter die, I could push the lever in to upshift, but it just wouldn't catch. Never had it jam. The fact it is jamming makes me wonder if you have debris in there jamming things.
Jun
11
comment Can't downshift rear derailer
@Jerryno - Most modern cable housing has a polymer sheath and most cables are now stainless steel. Lubing will attract dirt and actually degrade performance. I find that once the cable housing has worn out a bit of lube can temporarily bring back to life, but it is a stop-gap measure.
Jun
10
reviewed Approve bicycle pedal design specifications for threads
Jun
10
comment Is this article accurate? If so, why is the hype about loosing the FD on enduro bikes?
@mattnz - Agreed even though many may not understand the physics behind different setups, they will typically find an optimal set up by feel and trial and error. Looking back I have always noticed the suspension behaving different at different gearing and as a natural reaction choose gearing to get a particular response out of the suspension. At the time I had knowledge, but not understanding.
Jun
9
comment Is this article accurate? If so, why is the hype about loosing the FD on enduro bikes?
Quick thought - clutched derailleurs are a bit of a game changer too as you don't have to rely on Big-big gear selection to keep chain slack under control.
Jun
9
answered Is this article accurate? If so, why is the hype about loosing the FD on enduro bikes?
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Jun
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answered Can mountain biking shoes be used with road bikes? What are the pros and cons?
May
29
answered Why is my big chainring is so scratched form the inside?
May
28
comment Relationship between chain tension and chain wear
In terms of the effect of tension you are thinking of "On the efficiency of bicycle chain drives" article in the IHPVA publication. Not sure if the reason behind phenomenon was fully flushed out.
May
28
comment Why are there BMX off road races
@ChrisH - agreed, that is why I said suspension can interfere with techniques such as pumping the bike.
May
28
answered Why are there BMX off road races
May
28
comment Why are there BMX off road races
@Giannis - The BMX (dirt track) form factor was around long before mountain biking and suspension. By the time MTB came around BMX bikes and categories (i.e., wheel size) were highly standardized. Tracks were also highly tailored to the BMX bikes by this point too. Starting in the 90's many BMX clubs even introduced MTB bike categories to encourage cross-overs. That said, on a BMX dirt track a BMX bike is faster. Smaller BMX bikes are easier to manual and pump the whoops. Suspension is not needed either as the tracks are smooth and jumps are landed on the transitions (hopefully!).
May
27
comment Relationship between chain tension and chain wear
@super - do you have data to back this claim up? I have actually been measuring chain wear versus mileage and duration across a variety of setups, including single speeds for a few years now. I have not seen any results that would come close to backing your claim. You are expounding opinion as fact.
May
12
answered Panniers stuck in tire spokes!
May
11
revised Mounting a dynamo headlight to a front rack
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10
answered Mounting a dynamo headlight to a front rack