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comment durablity and brand?
@ojs I'm curious too. Who goes around giving bikes away to people? Nobody ever gave me a bike.
Feb
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Feb
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comment durablity and brand?
As regards the brand, I haven't a clue. As regards the safety to ride, I suggest you take it to your local bike shop to see what they say. On the one hand, the bike has full suspension so it might be suited to rough terrain. On the other hand, lots of not-very-good bikes have full suspension to try and make them look good. It's impossible to say from a photograph.
Jan
31
comment Ease of servicing brifters
In my experience they are very difficult to service, aside from putting a bit of lube in there, but (certainly at the high end) they counter that by being very reliable. I have experience of Shimano Tiagra, 105 and Ultegra. You use Campy as an example - in my experience their parts are very well made indeed, even more so than Shimano.
Jan
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Jan
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comment Troubleshooting a bent mech hanger
Park Tools (and others) do a tool which will tell you if the hanger's bent, and will also help you straighten it, Might be worth investing in that if you're going to do it yourself. That's all a shop would do.
Jan
30
revised Are all vintage bikes difficult to work on?
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Jan
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revised Are all vintage bikes difficult to work on?
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Jan
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answered Are all vintage bikes difficult to work on?
Jan
29
comment Why is Shimano 105 5700 (10-speed) is more expensive than 105 5800 (11-speed)?
It's worth noting that Shimano's groupsets have changed quite quickly in recent years. Anyone who bought pretty much any Shimano groupset five years ago, now has out-of-date kit. But who's to say whether Shimano have a motive in doing this, or what that motive is, other than to shift more units? I guess I'm saying that it wouldn't surprise me if Shimnano sold 5800 cheaper, in order to encourage people to upgrade.
Jan
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Jan
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Jan
28
comment front wheel takes more impact than rear?
I'm not sure that it has anything to do with it being a mountain bike, althought I do think the front wheel can take more impact. I hit a pothole once on my road bike, the front tyre lost around 50psi immediately (but didn't go completely flat). I pumped it up, rode home, and checked over the next few days - there was no puncture. The only thing I could think of was that the (presta) valve failed on impact. Maybe a similar thing happened to you?
Jan
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Jan
21
comment After conversion, Paramount OS is super squirrely
can you define "squirly"?
Jan
21
comment do you think fixie can beat gear/non-fixie bikes?should i buy new bike?
using clipless pedals mitigates the "forget you can't coast"
Jan
20
comment How do I change the granny gear on a cheap Walmart mountain bike?
Be aware that rear derailleurs also have a working range, so if you up the T on the cassette, you might need to rethink that too. But good luck with your endeavours
Jan
20
comment do you think fixie can beat gear/non-fixie bikes?should i buy new bike?
On your second question, a single speed bike might be appropriate where you don't have many changes in gradient. Beyond that, whether you ride it fixed or non-fixed is down to personal preference (well, and likely the limitations of the bike). I don't think your first question is on-topic for this site.
Jan
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comment How do I change the granny gear on a cheap Walmart mountain bike?
rivets are common on lesser drivetrains. That's one of the limitations you take on board when you go down the cheap route - stuff just isn't designed to be upgraded. As you move up product ranges, rivets change to nuts and bolts. But as things stand, your options are to replace all three chainrings (if you can find something suitable), which might also involve work at the back, or to live with it.
Jan
19
comment How to know what size of bike is suitable for your height and weight?
please use the search box top right, this question has been asked before