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Feb
5
comment Best long distance padded shorts for tall man
@Kibbee why not raise that in meta?
Feb
5
revised Shimano Ultegra 6800…what do I need?
fixed typo
Feb
5
answered Shimano Ultegra 6800…what do I need?
Feb
5
comment Best long distance padded shorts for tall man
Sorry, but I'm voting to close. Product recommendations are off topic on this site. Please read the Help section
Feb
3
comment Presta valve on new tube won't inflate
Is the old tube presta also? Using the same pump, can you get air into the old tube? If you can, this proves that there is no problem with the pump
Feb
3
comment Motobecome Mirage (I think) made in France
it could be a cassette, in which case the problem likely lies with the freehub body, or it could be a freewheel. Have a look at Sheldon to get an idea of what's going on. Whichever of these it is, most likely your best option is to replace.
Feb
2
reviewed Approve strava tag wiki excerpt
Feb
2
reviewed Approve strava tag wiki
Feb
1
comment durablity and brand?
@ojs I'm curious too. Who goes around giving bikes away to people? Nobody ever gave me a bike.
Feb
1
revised durablity and brand?
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Feb
1
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
31
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Jan
30
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
29
revised Are all vintage bikes difficult to work on?
added 90 characters in body
Jan
29
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
28
reviewed Approve dicycle tag wiki excerpt
Jan
28
reviewed Approve How do I wrap a road bike handlebar?