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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
27
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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
20
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
Jan
19
comment what does a 22 gear bike look like?
You multiply front and back. Your bike has 3 x 8 = 24 gears. A 22-gear bike has 2 x 11 gears.
Jan
19
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Jan
18
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Jan
16
comment Changing the entire chain gear mechanism
yeah, there are a few variations. My answer was coming from a "keep it simple" standpoint :)
Jan
16
reviewed Approve Chain slipping off derailleur jockey
Jan
16
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Jan
16
reviewed Approve New chain is pre-lubricated, should I clean it before use?
Jan
16
comment Is it better fitness-wise to ride at the maximum gear?
I'd go along with @Carel's answer below, but would also add that if you do ride in too high a gear (for the terrain, for your muscles) you risk damaging your knees. So be aware that there can be negative consequences to "going at the maximum gear all the time"
Jan
15
answered Changing the entire chain gear mechanism
Jan
15
comment Changing the entire chain gear mechanism
As a rule of thumb, any part in the 2400 range will be compatible with any other part in the 2400 range, that's just how Shimano numbering works. Second, you don't mention shifter - is the one you already have compatible? Third, before you do anything, cost this all up, you may be surprised how expensive it is to do this kind of upgrade piecemeal. Fourth, why? Claris is still pretty low-end gear, would you realy gain much?
Jan
15
revised Changing the entire chain gear mechanism
Reformatted the question to make it more readable
Jan
14
comment Why does hunger have a much more drastic effect in cycling than in other endurance activities?
Try and find out how many calories a runner will burn per hour. For a cyclist it can be up to around 1000, and that could be for 5-6 hours maybe. So if you can get data from runners, that'll either disprove your theory or answer your question.