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Apr
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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awarded  Critic
Dec
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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
9
answered Vintage Peugeot tends towards the left when riding
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.
Nov
5
awarded  Custodian
Nov
5
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Poor braking after rim change
Nov
5
asked Poor braking after rim change
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
20
awarded  Yearling
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.