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Apr
16
revised Kashima coat or not?
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Apr
15
revised Kashima coat or not?
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Apr
15
answered Kashima coat or not?
Apr
15
awarded  Notable Question
Apr
14
comment Road bike assembly - required tools
On a bike build I get all chasing and facing, headset installed, crown race set and steerer cut by my friendly lbs. I install drive train, brakes and set up cockpit only.
Apr
14
answered Road bike assembly - required tools
Apr
13
comment Headset fully tightened, but fork still loose and wobbly
Can't find much on this head set but I'm assuming it doesn't use sealed bearings. I'd check to ensure the bearing cages are installed correctly (or get rid of them altogether, they're not necessary). If they're in upside down your headset won't be seated properly.
Apr
6
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
28
awarded  Popular Question
Mar
26
answered What is “crank preload”
Mar
26
comment Remove paint from the head tube
On my current steel bike I had my LBS do all the chasing and facing. He did headtube, bb, disc tabs and hanger. Don't recall it costing me much if anything but ensures a flush fit of those components.
Mar
24
comment What kind of portable pump should I carry when riding on a fat bike?
Check out this article, Batman may have already, fat-bike.com/2013/06/fat-bike-101-pumps
Mar
20
comment MTB 9 speed sram shifters/rear deralier, shimano 9 speed cassette (HG?) only shifts to 8 cogs
Not altogether true. Chainline is frame dependent and can impact gear selection. You have to account for chainline when installing a drive train.
Mar
19
comment How to reset pistons after replacing brake pads
Further to Nik G's answer. If brute force doesn't work then the only option is to remove fluid. The correct way to do this is to re-bleed the system. The practical way is to loosen the reservoir cap slightly so air/fluid can get through (no need to take it the whole way off) and reset the pistons then retighten the lid. Wrap something around the reservoir to catch any excess fluid. By removing fluid you theoretically run the risk in the future of when the pads wear down a lot you may one day reach a stage when there isn't sufficient quantity to fully extend the pistons which = no brakes.
Mar
1
answered How much assembly is required when an LBS orders a bike?
Feb
19
answered Disadvantage of Hybrid Bikes on Mountains
Feb
15
revised What is the impact of a buckled wheel?
people didn't like the way the question was asked originally.
Feb
12
comment What make and model is this MTB with no decal (pictured)?
a photo would help
Feb
12
comment What is the impact of a buckled wheel?
Worded lazily I guess, think more about the impact on energy expended and if there is a measure on this.
Feb
12
asked What is the impact of a buckled wheel?