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Jun
25
awarded  Yearling
Jun
25
answered Bicycle maintenance notes, technical book: do you have one?
Jun
16
awarded  Popular Question
May
31
comment What tools on a multi-tool do I actually need?
I prefer a collection of single tools. Multi-tools are difficult to operate due to space constraints (like adjusting inner disc brake pad) and doesn't include allen keys for seat and crank.
May
20
asked What is the hydraulic brakes expected life?
May
20
comment Why so few mountain bikers with spandex?
I like shorts for XC because they have pockets (for wallet, keys) and belt (for smartphone, camera). I wear a belt pack for spare tubes, minitripod, windbreaker. Backpacks make me sweat.
May
13
comment What is the practical advantage of disk brakes over rim brakes?
"tend to require a lot more maintenance/tweaking". Well, it takes just a single allen and two minutes to adjust mech brakes, and it's something you can do in the spot, anywhere/anytime. Mech brakes are indestructibles, while hydro brakes can fail in so many ways. Mech brakes lasts forever, while hydro brakes are expensive, disposable and bound to fail items. Yes, hydro brakes better, but mech brakes always. Big difference.
May
11
comment Hydraulic Vs. Mechanical disc brakes
I installed a pair of Shimano entry level hydraulic brakes in my MTB. Both calipers, front and rear, failed before 8 months of moderate use (like less than 1,000 kms). Pistons started to leak oil, pads got contaminated, braking was hard and the squeak deafening. I return to mechanical disc brakes; not so nice, but dependable and maintainable. How good is a brake if you can't trust it?
Apr
26
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
28
awarded  Popular Question
Dec
7
comment How to achieve an always clean chain
What kind of terrain you ride? Hard soil? Dusty dirt roads?
Dec
6
accepted Burping v/s bleeding hydraulic disc brakes: is it safe?
Dec
5
comment Burping v/s bleeding hydraulic disc brakes: is it safe?
Yes, I notice that. Shimano mineral oil is not cheap: the 50ml bottle cost $15. For that money I get a Ballantine Finest (750ml), that "refills" me many more times. Oh, the funnel cost another $10. One time expense, but not easy to find in this country.
Dec
5
asked Burping v/s bleeding hydraulic disc brakes: is it safe?
Nov
17
comment Prescription Cycling Glasses
@Peteh: Maybe I was not precise enough. I ride with contacts + cycling glasses. My prescription glasses are clear (non tinted) polycarbonate and a little bit heavier. They slide down the nose in bad roads. The worst: being smaller than cycling glasses, they don't stop all the flying debris and my eyes suffers. This is me cycling: vimeo.com/80083435.
Nov
12
awarded  Critic
Nov
12
accepted What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
Nov
12
comment What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
Are those speeds for road bikes or downhill?
Nov
12
comment What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?
I avoid sites and apps that require creating an account before using it (Strava, MapMyRide). Information wants to be free.
Nov
12
asked What are typical max speeds for pro downhill races?