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Mar
9
answered How to tell if a new pair of brake calibers will fit my wheel, tire, and frame?
Mar
5
reviewed Approve Face gets extremely red when biking in the cold ~5c, and then going indoors, due to temperature change maybe
Mar
4
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Mar
2
comment Why bother changing a chain?
@cherouvim - we are talking about really wearing the drivetrain out. The chain's pitch will have changed a lot wearing out everything including pulley wheels. I have done this.
Mar
2
comment Why bother changing a chain?
This 'answer' is best directed as a series on stack exchange. I would be happy to answer each in turn. And for the record I have ridden a drivetrain into the ground. A little past the recommended replacement and as you found the shifting still works but you made it incompatible with a new chain. Keep letting it wear and shifting does take a nose dive.
Feb
28
answered Why bother changing a chain?
Feb
28
comment Why bother changing a chain?
You will also need to replace the chain rings in addition to the cassette if you allow the chain to stretch too much. Also derailleur pulley wheels can get damaged.
Feb
19
answered When truing a wheel, is it enough to only use a tension meter, and not a truing stand?
Feb
5
answered Back pain when cycling up hills
Jan
30
comment Would a person standing on the top tube damage a carbon fibre road bike?
Steel for the win!
Jan
29
comment Can I install caliper or cantilever brakes on a frame and set of wheels designed for disc brakes?
@user17177 - You should also consider using a "compression-less" brake cable set. This will improve the performance and the feel of mechanicals brakes greatly, getting them quite close to hydraulics.
Jan
28
comment Is it important to have a road bike shoes and pedals or it won't make a difference?
I forgot to add, most well sorted SPD-SL like pedals are weighted such that they present the correct side when clipping in. Mountain (SPD like) pedals are smaller, more symmetrical and as such required double sided entry. Finally, disengagement force is typically less with mountain (SPD like) pedals... although not always - Time ATAC come to mind (although I still love those pedals to death).
Jan
26
answered Schwalbe Marathon Plus recurring puncture - options?
Jan
25
comment Q-factor of external bearing BBs
@Batman - external bearings were explicitly stated. With these designs the axle is usually part of the crank, this is why excluded mention of the axle as it is typically not changeable in this configuration.
Jan
25
comment Q-factor of external bearing BBs
Q-factor is also a function of the crank design. Furthermore, your realized stance will be a function of Q-factor, pedal axle length, and cleat position.
Jan
23
comment Fatbike tire footprints?
I don't think the photos were taken at the same distance, therefore they may not be comparable.
Jan
21
comment Brakes feel like they are not even there on my used road bike. How can I fix it?
Are the rims steel (check with a magnet)? Where the rims wet? That combination has zero stopping power.
Jan
21
comment Wear and tear and warranty
@nettux443 - Lubing the cassette will only attract dirt, which will accelerate chain wear. The only possible reason to lube a cassette is to reduce rusting on lower end components, even then the dirt it attracts is worse than any rusting. After lubing a chain, let it set in then vigorously remove ALL external oil. You only want to oil on the inner surface of the roller.
Jan
19
comment why change gear and brake cables?
Water intrusion into brake cable can cause quite fast deterioration. I have seen brake cables with substantial rust in just a couple months of wet weather riding.
Jan
19
revised Is it important to have a road bike shoes and pedals or it won't make a difference?
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