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Aug
6
comment How can you identify if a Shimano rear derailleur is medium or long cage?
@cherouvim - I did link those derailleurs, I considered the GS a long cage as it could still handle a 36-11 cassette. But I see, that this is now termed a medium cage - I stand corrected. A summary of lengths and capacities can be found here: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/7264/…
Aug
5
comment How can you identify if a Shimano rear derailleur is medium or long cage?
@cherouvim - I just checked the Shimano catalog and I couldn't find a medium cage XT. Perhaps we need to be clearly define what constitutes "medium." Also Saint is not XT, the OP mentioned XT.
Aug
5
answered How can you identify if a Shimano rear derailleur is medium or long cage?
Aug
5
comment Shimano shoe fitter
+1 - Great answer (informative & concise) for what is essentially an unanswerable question.
Aug
1
comment Can I use a Shimano 105 10 speed BCD 130mm 52t chainring as a replacement in my 9 speed tiagra triple crankset?
9 speed chain will work fine, the derailleur will be fine. Recall that you wear away your rings through use, but your derailleur still works fine. Running a 10 speed chain on a 9 speed ring may give you more grief however, although I bet it would still be quite functional.
Aug
1
answered Can I use a Shimano 105 10 speed BCD 130mm 52t chainring as a replacement in my 9 speed tiagra triple crankset?
Jul
31
comment Does the Brooks Cambium C17 Saddle rub off?
@Batman - I think the point of the Cambium is that it should be more hardy to long rides in the rain. My poor leather Brooks takes a beating on some of my more rainy commute dates.
Jul
30
answered How do I get rid of odor from cycling shoes?
Jul
30
comment Is there a way to hop up onto a parallel curb?
I will add that I bunny hop curbs all the time and also commute with panniers. Bunny hopping with panniers? Too difficult and too high odds of failure. Add almost no time to prepare... now we are heading into super low odds of success. The odds do go up a bit with bigger tires as they can make up to some degrees your short comings.
Jul
30
comment I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
@MadsSkjern - You are correct, pedal washers are typically protect the crank arm on higher end cranks, but I have also found they help from keeping the pedal from getting jammed.
Jul
28
comment Is it a good idea to sand off the rotor when exchanging disc brake pads?
A fine sanding could be good if you have some contamination from the old pads. For example, after winter commuting I notice the pads are heavily contaminated.
Jul
28
answered Can disc brakes be considered safe for road group rides?
Jul
28
comment Can disc brakes be considered safe for road group rides?
@DanielRHicks - Agreed I could make the peloton stack with rim breaks in wet conditions if I so choose. It's a matter of always being mindful that others are in close proximity.
Jul
28
comment I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
@MadsSkjern - When installing a pedal you should use grease on the threads, pedal washers and only a moderate amount tension. It should be easy to remove the pedals, even a couple years later after riding under horrible conditions.
Jul
28
comment I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
@headeronly - your legs are stronger than you think, if the pedal bearings jam, you would be surprised how quickly it will unthread a pedal, even a stubborn pedal.
Jul
25
answered I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
Jul
24
answered Cyclocross bike fit
Jul
24
answered 2,600km on an 8 speed bike?
Jul
24
comment 2,600km on an 8 speed bike?
The Alfine 11 only has extra gears on the high end, the lowest ratios are the same.
Jul
15
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