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awarded  Autobiographer
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awarded  Popular Question
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answered Best type of headphones while riding
Sep
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comment What's the deal with compressionless brake cable housing?
Thanks. Very helpful.
Sep
12
comment What's the deal with compressionless brake cable housing?
Great advice, especially about the installation issues. Hadn't considered many of those (I had a hard enough time cutting my old stuff).
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accepted What's the deal with compressionless brake cable housing?
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asked What's the deal with compressionless brake cable housing?
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awarded  Scholar
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accepted Do I need better “springs” on my disc brakes?
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comment Do I need better “springs” on my disc brakes?
Yes, I do that. In a way, it seems like I'm causing the problem by adjusting the brakes. I don't think that is the case, but I can't figure out what else it might be.
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comment Do I need better “springs” on my disc brakes?
makes sense. What is the right thing to do (or not do) to avoid it binding? FYI, I went out for a ride yesterday and don't think the caliper arm is sticking.
Sep
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comment Do I need better “springs” on my disc brakes?
Good suggestion. Definitely didn't consider the cables. The bike is ~3 years old and I think the cables should be fine. I might just disassemble them this weekend to see how things feel. I don't totally understand the adjustment question. There is what I would call a cable adjuster on the road side and a adjust wheel on the spoke side. I use them both depending on which pad appears to be the farthest from the disc when they feel like they need adjusting. When you say binding, do you mean sticking of the caliper arm? I don't think that is happening, but I'll look closer next time it happens.
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awarded  Student
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asked Do I need better “springs” on my disc brakes?
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awarded  Supporter
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comment Saddle for beginner rider!
@Stephen Thanks! Didn't realize that "Buy a Brooks" was a canonical answer. If so, then it is definitely a "correct" one. Was just trying to provide the two options that I was aware of... one that was cheaper and one that wasn't. I was trying to leave it to the OP to make the decision on her long term level of commitment and budget constraints.
Sep
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answered Choosing mudguards for carrying a bicycle in a small lift
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awarded  Teacher
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answered For a complete beginner, what bike would you recommend?
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answered Saddle for beginner rider!