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bio website linkedin.com/in/jablan
location Belgrade, Serbia
age 36
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seen Oct 10 at 8:24

May
14
comment What could be the reason for stem this far away
What's the recommended (or usual) position for this kind of bars?
May
14
comment What could be the reason for stem this far away
@Kibbee: I'm pretty sure that these are factory installed stems, so something that should be planned for an average rider.
Dec
9
comment Vintage Peugeot tends towards the left when riding
Np, also, check that wheels are reasonably true and centered within forks (having the same distance from both fork arms).
Dec
3
comment Why do consumer battery powered LED lights fail mid ride
Take it in your primary hand and hit another surface (try the soft ones first, as the palm of the other hand), preferably in the direction the batteries are oriented. Repeat with different strength. I found out that it's really easy to turn off cheap tail lights this way. Then experiment with spacers etc...
Nov
13
comment slow bike…is it the chain?
Declared pressure for Durano Plus 700x25c is from 85 to 115psi: schwalbetires.com/bike_tires/racing_tires/durano_plus
Nov
6
comment Poor braking after rim change
I know that kind of calipers, this is not the case, anyway, as Chris said, force in rotational direction would be the same as with steel rims (which brake fine), so no problem there.
Nov
6
comment Poor braking after rim change
Pads are old indeed (I believe they are original ones), but they are not spent, and they did brake absolutely fine on original steel rims (I could have locked the wheel with no problem). The only explanation I have is that the pad material is not suitable for aluminium as it is for steel. I'll try changing the pads next.
Nov
6
comment Poor braking after rim change
Can you clarify the following: "Because of the better grip the blocks get on the aluminium rims, it could be the old calipers are not rigid enough for the new job required of them." If the grip is better on aluminium rims than on steel ones, the force needed would be lesser, hence caliper rigidity would be less important, right? BTW, I haven't seen an article which claims superior braking performance of aluminium rims over steel in dry conditions.
Oct
23
comment Can a bent hub damage my fork?
Yes, that's an axle.
Oct
23
comment Why have 29-ers arisen only recently?
Not sure what you mean by "road bikes being classified with MTB terminology"? Also, I would call introducing another name for something which already have more than 2 names and consequentially stirring even more confusion anything but "smart". :/
Oct
22
comment Why have 29-ers arisen only recently?
A quote from Sheldon's site: "not actually a new size, it is just a new marketing term for 622 mm (700C) wheels with fat tires".
Oct
22
comment Why have 29-ers arisen only recently?
Is the question about 29" wheels (because 29" are essentially the same as 28" and 700c, and these are around for quite some time) or about 29" bicycles in MTB?
Oct
16
comment Replacing needle bearing threaded headset with an ordinary one
First, thanks for such an elaborate answer, I believe it will be helpful to lot of us. I will do the measurements, but I am pretty sure it's ISO standards, as that's a German bike from 90s. I have already changed headsets (on another bike), but it's the first time I encounter needle bearings. I understand they are (marginally) superior, but I don't think I'd be able to find such headset in my small and not very cycling friendly country. The main concern was whether a stock headset (souch as this one bit.ly/1fD5zxL) would fit.
Oct
16
comment Replacing needle bearing threaded headset with an ordinary one
Yes, threaded. There are couple of washers between the race and the the locknut.
Aug
31
comment Are all ready-made wheels sold “cassette compatible” only?
I think you should localize your question because here where I live it's no problem to find ready made freewheel wheel (actually, I have problems finding cassette wheel for a similar price).
Aug
27
comment How do I determine my wheel size
TL;DR: 700C = 28" = 29" = 622mm. 26" and 27" tires are not compatible with above.
Jul
30
comment Why such a tiny difference in crankarm length?
Not that it affects the question much, but you shouldn't forget that there are two crankarms, so that the actual difference is 2x the difference of a single crankarm - 2cm, not 1cm.
Jul
15
comment How can I make my bike (and myself) visible at night?
Just a minor advice: put your reflective tape on some of the moving parts (rims, spokes or cranks), as the motion improves visibility drastically.
Jul
11
comment Deepening the front fork dropout
@jm2: Well, I am aware that, theoretically speaking, messing with a fork can result in a failure. However, you can't tell that for sure before assessing the particular case, right? As for the symmetry issue, that's valid concern at any case.
Jul
9
comment What size cone wrench am I likely to need for a Trek 1.5 2011 Compact rear hub?
Try to find one of these: it has 4 sizes (IIRC, 14, 15, 16 and 17mm) on a single wrench: totalbike.rs/pribor/alati/univerzalni-alat-za-konuse