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Jun
8
comment Headest: replace bearings or entire headset
Even a $25 "junk" headset has been engineered. Ignoring that and going with what "sounds right" is bad advice. Most races are designed for specific sized balls. Using different sizes will change the contact points but that's a bad thing. Moving from caged to loose bearings is also silly. High-end cartridge bearings still use a cage to keep individual balls separate. Yes more balls = less load on each but somebody with a calculator decided how many balls to use based on expected load. Having the balls spaced in a cage allows room for extra lubricant while maintaining uniform load distribution.
Jun
8
comment Headest: replace bearings or entire headset
@sessyargc.jp thank you for providing non-condescending advice.
Jun
8
comment Headest: replace bearings or entire headset
@FredtheMagicWonderDog This isn't my first rodeo. The most expensive part of a heaset swap is buying the tools so you don't have to pay a bike shop to do it.
Jun
8
comment Headest: replace bearings or entire headset
@Blam I'm not looking for a value judgement, but an engineering one. I don't understand what the age of the headset has to do with anything.
Jun
5
asked Headest: replace bearings or entire headset
Dec
2
awarded  Citizen Patrol
Dec
2
answered How does this hub come apart?
Dec
2
answered How do I tell if I've correctly installed a press fit bottom bracket?
Nov
8
answered Is it possible to mount a disk brake hub to a rim-brake rim?
Oct
7
awarded  Yearling
Jul
4
comment Roof Rack vs. Trunk Rack for Sedan
just to add to Benedikt: a rear rack will have nylon straps holding it to the car (most likely). If you are prone to leave the rack on the car, these straps will deteriorate fairly quickly. Where a metal roof rack will survive the elements much better.
Jun
20
awarded  Commentator
Jun
20
awarded  Scholar
Jun
20
accepted rebuild shimano wheel
Jun
20
comment rebuild shimano wheel
ok cool. I was hoping that a rebuild (rim, spokes, nipples, labor) would cost less than a new wheel, which I can find online for ~$120.
Jun
18
awarded  Student
Jun
18
asked rebuild shimano wheel
Jun
11
comment What could be the reason for chain skipping
As you slowly pedal, does the chain try to jump up to the next sprocket, or is it jumping off to the outside of the bike?
Jun
11
answered What's wrong with my rear wheel? Wheel moves about 1/4" front to back when brake is fully applied, cassette seems a bit wobbly, some rubbing noise
Jun
11
comment Twisted front tyre
A picture would be real helpful.