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May
12
comment Is the 9-speed Sora crankset compatible with 105 11-speed chain?
haha, I love the use of the word "just" - maybe you should mention how much this would cost?
May
12
comment to install disc brake
So, you want to replace V-brakes with disk brakes? There are a bunch of questions on this already, try searching (box on top right).
May
12
comment What is the max weight a standard bycycle would take?
Plus don't forget that there are various things you can do to strengthen the bike, such as swapping out the factory wheels for something sturdier. But as you'd expect this adds cost. If you do think along the lines of customising the bike, again an LBS is the way to go - there's no substitute for bespoke advice.
May
12
comment What will be the effect of nitrogen if it filled in two wheelers tube?
it would destroy the tube at that temperature
May
12
comment What is the max weight a standard bycycle would take?
Define "standard". Each bike will be rated to a different weight, which will depend on several factors. As you appear to have a specific bike in mind, your best bet would be to contact either the shop or the manufacturer.
May
10
comment First Road Bike - Some Options and Issues
I hope it goes well for you next week. Plus after last Thursday, I suspect the condition of your roads won't improve much for the next 5 years ;-)
May
10
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10
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May
9
comment How do I choose which kind of shorts to wear for mountain biking?
As a rule of thumb, choose a brand that bike shops would carry, as opposed to High Street "sporty fashion" brands. There are exceptions though (Nike did TdF stuff a few years ago, also Adidas did Team Sky's kit - I'd class both of these brands as "sporty fashion" - but until you know the market better it's valid enough. Similarly with cost, if you assume you get what you pay for, that's not too bad a rule until you have more of an idea what your preferences are. You could probably do worse than looking at some online shops (or even eBay) as a way of cluing yourself up.
May
8
comment Tyres for puncture resistance for mountain biking on rocky dry terrain (folding & lightweight)
Avoiding specific tyres (since product recs are off-topic on this site), a kevlar layer is good for puncture resistance (a belt, not a bead). Durability is more difficult - I know there is something called the Shore Scale which is used to measure the hardness of rubber compounds (presumably you'd want something quite hard) but as far as I know this scale has not caught on with bicycle tyres.
May
7
comment Calorie burn information is dramatically different between Strava IOS App and Cyclemeter IOS app. Which is more accurate?
It isn't so much the map data, it is more the altitude data, which is usually separate. I have experienced quite large differences between various route-creation services in terms of altitude gained. And these numbers are generally different again from what your computer measures when you actually do the ride. The service I use (the same kind of thing as Strava), when I looked into purchasing the subscription, the accuracy of altitude data was one of the main things I looked at.
May
7
comment How much pressure can mountain bike tires take?
The maximum pressure is generally stamped onto the sidewall of a tyre. It will be specific to the tyre, as opposed to the bike or the genre of bike. Does this help you? Its difficult to work out what you're asking.
May
6
comment I have a trekking bike. Should I buy a road bike to train for a race?
There is an argument that says there's nothing wrong with your training bike being heavy and cumbersome, as it will develop your muscles more than a light, racing bike. But your race position will be different from a trekking bike, and you will need to train your body for that position as well. Ultimately though you're asking a question that is a judgement call - we can't really answer you ojectively
May
6
comment Do Carbon Wheels Stay True Longer Than Aluminum Wheels?
It's an interesting question but I'd have thought that the spokes and nipples would be more responsible for a wheel being true (or out of true) than the rim material. Barring damage, that is.
Apr
27
comment Cuyuna Lakes, MN Camping?
have you tried posting on TripAdvisor? Just strikes me that you might have more luck on a location-oriented site rather than somewhere that's primarily cycling-oriented
Apr
23
comment Is Ultegra 9 speed compatible with Sora 9 speed?
Yes, as long as you stay with Shimano, and are consistent with the 9-speed side of things, everything will be compatible - you're just dealing with different quality levels up and down the range. Don't be surprised though if swapping from Ultegra to Sora makes the bike feel not-so-good, as you're dropping from 2nd-best in the range to 5th-best in the range. Of course you counter this with the assumption that 2015 parts will be that much better than 1999 parts. In your position I would certainly investigate the cost of upping the whole group to a 10sp Ultegra or 105
Apr
12
comment Shimano Hollowtech II bottom bracket: milling the frame necessary?
Well, you certainly need a nice close, even fit between the bb and the frame. But I'd have thought this applied across the board - I'm not clear on why they'd say one type of bb would require milling (facing) and another wouldn't. I mean, the facing process is to prepare the frame, not the bb.
Apr
11
comment Recommended Tire pressure
...and this question includes a photo showing what you should be looking for on the sidewall