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Jul
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comment Bicycle Frame: anodized Aluminium?
Ok. I'd say ano, indicated by the coating through the BB. Painted frames are usually masked before painting.
Jul
1
comment Bicycle Frame: anodized Aluminium?
possible duplicate of Knowing what bicycle frame material I have
Jun
29
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Jun
5
comment What year is this Specialized Stumpjumper FSR?
I think it's more complicated. Definitely the 2001 s-works front triangle. There were disc fsrs in 2002, so probably a changed out rear triangle, was there a recall? Or upgrade offered. 2005 fork for disc conversion also. 10 speed conversion and new Deore RD.
Jun
4
comment Should disc brake rotors be removed when packing bike for travel?
shimango fanboy by chance?
Jun
4
comment Should disc brake rotors be removed when packing bike for travel?
If you travel a lot and remove your rotor often you should be refreshing the Loctite and/or replacing the screws regularly.
Jun
4
comment Should disc brake rotors be removed when packing bike for travel?
Disc brakes are usually fitted with a T25 torx head. Additional to what Daniel is saying about and axle spacer you should also put a spacer between your brake pads in the calliper. Nothing worse than trying to force them open without the right tools.
Jun
2
comment How do I determine parts for my bike and where to source them (new)?
I'm with Tom here, I don't understand why when Scott manufactures very few of their own parts (frames) and re-labels some other OEM parts (saddle, hub, bar and stem) anyone would buy spare parts through a Scott dealer (unless of course this was the cheapest option). The OP is about discovering the specifications so he can make decisions on what parts he would like to purchase. In terms of the frame all you really need to know is that it's a zero stack headset, 68mm English threaded BB, 1'1/8 head tube, 31.6mm seat post and 10x135mm rear drop out. (TBF I got all that from bikepedia)
Jun
2
revised How is Sir Bradley Wiggins 3D printing his titanium handlebars?
added 3 characters in body; edited title
Jun
2
comment How do I determine parts for my bike and where to source them (new)?
We've got a wholesaler, they just take a large slice which makes it very difficult for LBSs.
Jun
2
comment How do I determine parts for my bike and where to source them (new)?
Not sure where you live but here in New Zealand due to import, distribution and licensing it's cheaper to buy online via websites like Chain Reaction and Wiggle than buy from an LBS. Online prices are in many cases cheaper than wholesale rates for LBSs, especially with free freight.
Jun
1
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May
31
comment What tools do I need to carry when riding tubeless?
I ride mtb tubeless, all depends on the maxium distance I'm going to have to walk to the car, work, home or a bike store. Either nothing on short rides, maybe levers, glue patches and pump on longer rides and for long rides mulit-tool, levers, patches, tyre boot, pump and a spare tube.
May
29
comment Can I tell if the brake pads are contaminated?
Shiny metal bits yes, but the glassy black stuff needs to be made dull.
May
29
comment Can I tell if the brake pads are contaminated?
They looked more glazed than contaminated. Give them a sand with fine sand paper to remove the shiny bits to see if it makes any difference. Bed the new pads in as per the instructions.
May
29
comment What are the securing rings on the disc brake pads pin called?
They are a fail-safe for if the threaded pin holding the pads works it's way loose. As its a part of the bike probably not checked often I'd suggest replacement with a generic part or replace the pin with a split pin.
May
28
comment Help identifying MTB frame
I think most of the components probably aren't the originals, even possibly the fork is changed. The derailleur hanger usually gives an idea of the brand, either stamped on it or by looking through the wheels mfg charts. Headset, seat collar, seat post also can give an indication of brand.
May
28
comment Replace rear deraileur without breaking the chain
@zenbike - derailleurs have Loctite on the screws that hold the cage together. Unless your are refreshing this eventually the screws will be able to work themselves loose.
May
26
reviewed Leave Open Inner elbow/bicep tendon pain from drop bars?
May
26
reviewed No Action Needed SON 28 Hub Dynamo “Rotation Lock”?