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Feb
6
comment How popular is the “Sold Secure” certification among reasonable-quality lock makers?
@einpoklum also, Kryptonite offer their own scheme. "Use such-and-such a lock out of our range and we'll guarantee up to a certain value" kind of thing. But I'm not sure what jurisdictions they run that in, nor (importantly) do I know what the small print says.
Feb
6
comment Best long distance padded shorts for tall man
oh, and if youn can find a shop who stock these, where you can actually go and examine the fabric, there's no substitute.
Feb
6
comment Best long distance padded shorts for tall man
@DušanRadojević I don't have personal experience of Vermarc but I have heard of them as a reputable brand. Have a look within the brand at the variations on offer, the key things as regards comfort will be the quality of the chamois and the stitching. Unfortunately they're also the things that bump the price up! But chamois expecially. In some brands, the chamois have names, so even if a cyclist buys a different "model" of short, they know that they're getting the same chamois inside.
Feb
5
comment Shimano Ultegra 6800…what do I need?
@Frisbee noted, thanks
Feb
5
comment Best long distance padded shorts for tall man
@Kibbee I agree that it has been discussed before, but although the site has a nominal policy, it is something which keeps coming up again and again, so there is clearly some discomfort among the community. But I'll retract my vote to close and let's see what happens to this question.
Feb
5
comment Best long distance padded shorts for tall man
@Kibbee why not raise that in meta?
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
comment Questions gym bike
earlier comment still stands. If you can edit this so that we can understand what you're asking, I'll happily vote to reopen
Feb
2
comment Questions gym bike
Sorry jimmy, but this question is unintelligible as it stands. Can you edit it to make it clear what you want to know?
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
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
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
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
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
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