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Apr
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revised Replacing old brake blocks with modern pads
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Apr
8
answered Replacing old brake blocks with modern pads
Feb
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awarded  Popular Question
Nov
2
comment Should I restore my old mt-bike for winter commuting (and for wife to ride with me) or throw it away?
You could probably learn to put it together from studying youtube videos. And you could save some money and/or get better quality (used) parts on ebay, if you know how to buy on ebay. You would need to buy a toolkit and maybe a bike work stand, but then you'd be able to maintain your new bike for years as well.
Oct
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awarded  Popular Question
Oct
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awarded  Popular Question
Sep
24
awarded  Autobiographer
Jul
18
comment Should tyre sidewalls appear cracked so quickly?
According to Saint Sheldon, the outer rubber is not structural other than to keep things from poking into the casing. So if the sidewall has cracks it's not really a problem. sheldonbrown.com/tires.html
Jul
2
awarded  Curious
Jun
12
comment New to Drop bar Road Bike, severe upper back/neck pains
I just went on Amazon (U.S.) and there are copies of "Richard's Bicycle Book" for a penny, + $3.99 shipping. I ordered one, looks interesting.
May
26
awarded  Notable Question
May
25
asked What's the inner width of my rim?
May
7
comment Interrupter (cross) brake lever cable guide wedges?
@CarsonReinke - I don't. I don't have all the pieces (brake levers, cables) they're on order.
May
4
comment Interrupter (cross) brake lever cable guide wedges?
@WTHarper I can see in that pic there are shims between the brakes and bar. Without the shims the gap would be smaller.
May
4
asked Interrupter (cross) brake lever cable guide wedges?
Apr
29
comment Are cross brake levers with compact drop bar redundant?
@FredtheMagicWonderDog - thanks, useful.
Apr
28
accepted handlebar under-tape (extra layer)?
Apr
28
asked Are cross brake levers with compact drop bar redundant?
Apr
27
comment handlebar under-tape (extra layer)?
Ah, "double wrapping" is the magic google word. I searched for "under tape handlebars" and variations and didn't get anything useful. Useful tips, thanks. So do you wrap the both layers top down, or just the inner layer?
Apr
27
comment handlebar under-tape (extra layer)?
@Batman - I was planning on Planet Bike Comfort Gel tape, which I assume is one of the thicker tapes. The Specialized Bar Phat looks like a possibility. Thanks.