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comment How to remove crank arm with broken bolt on SRAM Omnium crankset
Crank puller won't work as the Ominium is a GXP external BB crankset with a thru axle. The only way is to somehow get the bolt turning anti-clockwise. I think there's a trick for this but I'm not sure what it is. Hopefully the threads on the thru axle aren't damaged and it's only the hex but that's rounded off. Other option is to cut the crank off at the bolt if you don't want to save it!
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revised would I be able to put new rear wheel with 12mm x 142 axle on my 2007 RM Element 70 frame?
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answered would I be able to put new rear wheel with 12mm x 142 axle on my 2007 RM Element 70 frame?
Oct
20
reviewed Close How do I reply to a question?
Oct
20
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Explaining the effects of frame geometries
Oct
16
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Credibility of my Bike fit
Oct
15
comment Credibility of my Bike fit
I'd go see a professional bike fitter, not the free fit at the shop that wants to sell you a bike. There are professionals who in a couple of hours can assess what the best geometry is for your riding style. If it's possible they'll make your bike fit you. I don't understand people who splash out on a bike then scrimp on the fit (I'm not saying this is you pratster, just in general).
Oct
9
comment safety of carbon fiber bonded to aluminum fork crown
A lifetime warranty is usually until the product reaches it's end of life through use, which if they state a workable life of 10 years and you get 13 (as per the question) you're warranty will have run it's course.
Sep
30
awarded  Explainer
Sep
28
comment Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
+1 - I agree, any food gives a huge bump in energy, if you know there's a punishing climb coming eating anything in the 15 mins before it gives back exponetially. Also I think people put too much thought into trying to avoid 'processed sugars'. You can make your own electrolyte replacement drinks, but it's like drinking warm sea water. Flavoured ones do the trick for me. I usually throw a chocolate bar or flap jack in my camelback with water if doing a long back country ride, just enough to get me home. In a race I take a couple of gels and a bottle of electrolyte replacement.
Sep
28
comment SR Suntour XCM v3 forks Headset
Neither of those would work with a semi-integrated head tube. EC34 is a conventional headset. What is the frame?
Sep
28
comment Disc brake lines quite long
Cables can be shortened, if you're not comfortable around disc brakes shops can usually do it for about an hours work.
Sep
27
revised SR Suntour XCM v3 forks Headset
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Sep
27
answered SR Suntour XCM v3 forks Headset
Sep
26
comment how to translate MTB wheel specifications?
@Vorac because it is inaccurate and lacks information that would make it a complete answer. Widths and diameters should be answered together, not said it is confusing.
Sep
25
comment how to translate MTB wheel specifications?
10mm QR not used on front
Sep
25
revised protecting your man part while cycling
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Sep
25
comment protecting your man part while cycling
This has nothing to do with protecting ones man-parts and everything to do with the distribution of weight on the sit bones. If you have a man parts issue focus on technique but also fit with a compatible saddle.
Sep
25
comment Looking for advice on upgrading
If you are doing a lot of road riding, I'd consider a road bike instead of upgrading a mtb for road riding.
Sep
25
reviewed No Action Needed Strange logo on the frame