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Dec
4
comment Is it safe to mount fender stays and disc brakes on the same bolt?
head over to western bike works or bike gallery or REI and find some Planet Bike fenders that attach via rubbers straps or clips, etc, one of the local bike shops around here ( not the one that sold you those ) will be able to help.
Dec
3
comment Is it safe to mount fender stays and disc brakes on the same bolt?
Yeah, don't do that, and maybe stay away from the shop that tried to tell you that you could.
Dec
2
comment The bike Weight and Performance gain for Lightweight riders?
That saying is intended to remind clydesdales like myself that watching your diet and shedding a pound off your waist is a more practical approach to increasing speed than say, spending $200 on a carbon handlebar to shed 40 grams off of the aluminum one that came with the bike. It in no way applies to your 48kg girlfriend on a mountain bike.
Oct
16
comment Legality of opening someone else's car door?
No.... Just no.
Sep
4
comment CrankBrothers EggBeater 3 Rusted
Just return it.
Aug
29
comment How to get weight over the back under hard braking
Is it just me or is the guy in that photo headed straight into a handrail?
Aug
27
comment Cleaning Carbon Black off a Bicycle
I feel like there's something else going on here or the black paste you're fighting isn't brake dust. I've never been unable to remove brake dust with elbow grease.
Aug
20
comment Rear index shifting not staying in middle gears
Did you replace the chain and the cassette at the same time?
Aug
8
comment Brand New bike, chain slips into spokes on first gear
I recommend returning it while you still can, you're only going to have more problems with any walmart bike.
Jul
30
comment Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
Most likely, yes. You may have to seek out the more experienced employee, I'd start with the mechanics, in order to find someone that has experience with identifying steel threads, steel teeth, etc. You always run the risk of running into an employee that doesn't have much experience. Worst case scenario they lie and sell you a quick release that isn't what you're asking for. In which case, post photos of it here asking for help identifying the materials. You get the idea.
Jul
24
comment Can I replace my bicycle's dynamo with batteries?
Maybe worry a little bit, just out of an abundance of caution.
Jun
10
comment BB30 bottom bracket won't stop clicking
The shop is backed up for 4 weeks.
May
7
comment Is it rude to take the lane, then filter when encountering congestion?
What Daniel just said.
May
5
comment Bicycle keeps 'skipping a beat'
Probably time for a new chain and a new cassette.
May
1
comment Disk brake squealing after bike shop changed my pads. Is it enough reason to ask them to re-service (for free)?
Ah yes, be sure to use good pads, don't assume the shop used nice ones.
Apr
16
comment Are there sirens/horns that are like a car horn?
'cyclists are not often noticed' Sometimes miles out of the way is a fine alternative to being 6 feet under ground.
Apr
16
comment Are there sirens/horns that are like a car horn?
It sounds like you should just find a less stressful route.
Apr
8
comment Shifting can't keep up with my acceleration
Try starting with a high gear and practice forcing your muscles to do more of the work.
Apr
8
comment Shifting can't keep up with my acceleration
Also, 'real bike racers' tend to be supplied with the latest and greatest component sets, sets that deliver the smoothest and fastest shifting that money can buy.
Apr
2
comment Headwind when riding in a loop
Maybe head on over to physics.stackexchange.com