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Bicycle bicycle bicycle
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I want to ride my bicycle
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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
awarded  Yearling
Apr
30
answered Route planning and avoiding gravel/unpaved roads?
Mar
10
awarded  Good Answer
Feb
11
comment Why to choose 36 or 32 spokes (or another number)?
You stated that you are changing the rims (but not wheels?). Does this mean you are keeping your hub or did you mean to say you are getting new wheels? If its the former, it is best to match the rim spoke count to the hub spoke count.
Feb
11
answered Why would each patch produce a new leak before resintalling tube?
Feb
6
comment Do quick release wheels require certain design in the fork?
@Batman - name calling is not appropriate behaviour.
Feb
6
comment Do quick release wheels require certain design in the fork?
@Batman - while better even Shimano QRs are not faultless. I stand by my original answer.
Feb
6
answered Do quick release wheels require certain design in the fork?
Feb
6
comment Do quick release wheels require certain design in the fork?
@DanielRHicks - I am sorry misapplication of a QR can happen. Calling people "stupid" is inappropriate. If the QR is not tighten it properly the constant vibration of riding off road can cause it to loosen further. The "lawyer lips" can help keep the wheel in the drop outs under such circumstances.
Feb
5
comment Can I use a cyclocross bike for regular road-biking purposes?
I think you meant to say slacker head tube angles. I have a spread sheet of geometries, most CX bikes are about 1 to 2 degrees slacker on the head tube angle.