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Aug
25
accepted What's the inner width of my rim?
Aug
20
comment Would Putting BMX Bike Brakes on my Road Bike be Ok?
The first thing I'd try is high quality large brake pads. I put "Kool Stop Dual Compound Mountain Pads" on my road bike and found them to give me significantly more stopping power than the pads that came with the bike. Sheldon Brown/Harris Cyclery website claims "these are the best brake shoes you can buy at any price.".
Aug
18
comment Remove front derailleur without breaking chain
Check to see if the chain has a master link, in which case you don't need a chain tool. Google "master link" to see what one looks like. If the chain has a master link, watch some youtube videos on how to disconnect them, it's not obvious.
Aug
15
comment exercise alternative to biking and upper body excercise
On non-biking days I like to work on non-biking muscles. Push ups, pull ups, sit ups, planks - mostly upper body and core. You can build up a whole routine to complement biking's aerobic/legs focus.
Aug
13
comment Why are my wrists the first part of my body to start aching during a long ride?
@MyFamily - yes, padding on the handlebars. Either 2 layers of tape or gel pads under the tape. I use 2 layers of (thick) tape on one of my bikes. It make the handlebars larger diameter but I have big hands, so it works well for me.
Aug
12
answered Why are my wrists the first part of my body to start aching during a long ride?
Aug
10
accepted Brooks saddle angle dilema
Aug
9
comment Brooks saddle angle dilema
@jqning The fore-aft feels correct to me. It's slightly aft of where my old saddle was, I feel like I'm in the same "place" I've been.
Aug
8
comment Brooks saddle angle dilema
Good to hear. Actually, even with my plastic saddles I'd put them at a slight upward angle (I ride upright - saddle height close to handlebar height) but didn't feel any pressure because of the cutout.
Aug
8
asked Brooks saddle angle dilema
Jul
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Jul
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Apr
8
revised Replacing old brake blocks with modern pads
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Apr
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answered Replacing old brake blocks with modern pads
Feb
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Nov
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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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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