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Aug
13
comment Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
I have a comment in addition to my answer and it is this: 11-32 is a ridiculous gear spread. Not all derailleurs will handle this range very well. The large sprocket means that your chain has to be quite slack if you want to engage that sprocket and your largest chain ring, and the derailleur has to pick up all that slack to be able to also engage the smallest ring and smallest sprocket without pulley clash. You do not need this. If you're on a hill where you feel you have to engage the 34 together with your smallest chain ring in the front, you might as well get off the bike and walk it.
Aug
13
comment Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
The fact that the skipping occurs less on the chainring is also a consequence of there being less leverage on the large chainring resulting in less chain tension. The jockey wheel will also droop more when the chain is on the smaller rings, resulting in less chain wrap. My POS bike has the original rings on it which are probably 10 years old, and show considerable wear: there is no skip/skip in the system after proper derailleur tweaks.
Aug
13
revised Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
Rewrite.
Aug
6
comment Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
The chain could be too short for the amount of tension in the upper pivot. A tight chain will pull harder against the guide pulley, pulling it farther away from the sprocket, hiding misalignment issues. A looser chain is "tucked in" better by the guide pulley.
Aug
6
revised Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
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Aug
6
revised Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
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Aug
6
comment Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
@whatsisname Do you have some links? What configurations are they available in?
Aug
5
answered Chain skipping on new freewheel and chain setup - What went wrong?
Jun
13
comment Broken glass on the bicycle path, what to do?
The obvious answer is: don't use your racing bike in this terrain; use your mountain bike.
Jun
13
comment What are the advantages of angling your saddle down?
Now measure a two degree tilt on something that is curved, LOL!
Jun
13
revised Pedaling not connecting right away
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Jun
13
answered Pedaling not connecting right away
Mar
7
awarded  Nice Answer
Jan
7
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Jan
7
revised Discouraging motorists from stopping at an intersection when they have the right-of-way
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Jan
6
answered Discouraging motorists from stopping at an intersection when they have the right-of-way
Dec
18
answered Why can't the gear ratio be something like 100:1? Is it practically possible?
Dec
12
comment Suspension setting for slippy and steep uphill
@cherouvim How about if I'm sitting on a bike in one place, not moving anywhere. Am I getting more friction between ground and wheel, because the bike has suspension?
Dec
11
comment Suspension setting for slippy and steep uphill
@cherouvim Suspension helps traction by ensuring compliance of the unsprung mass (wheel and anything that moves with it) with the surface. That doesn't seem to be very relevant when you're climbing a steep hill. The frequency of movement is so low that the entire mass can easily comply to the surface. Generalities like "suspension affects traction" are only useful when we can recognize when they are relevant.
Dec
11
comment Can I put a road bike tyre on a mountain bike?
I recommend discovering the true reason why the bike is difficult to ride. For starters, try inflating the tires you have now to 60-65 psi.