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Jan
21
answered My back brakes don't lock the wheel (skid): feature or a bug?
Jan
21
comment How do you tighten Shimano disc brakes?
Here is an answer on bedding in pads I prepared earlier bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/17597/disc-brake-break-in
Jan
21
revised How do you tighten Shimano disc brakes?
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Jan
21
reviewed Approve Wear and tear and warranty
Jan
21
reviewed Approve How do you tighten Shimano disc brakes?
Jan
21
reviewed Approve Overmountain bike to downhill bike
Jan
21
comment Wear and tear and warranty
Technique could have a big impact on wear. Using poor gear combinations and crossing the chain would exacerbate wear. Pads are just about how often you use the brakes. Wheel, pads, chain and cassette replacement would be much cheaper if you buy the parts and tools online. These are all easy jobs with a quick google. The hardest thing is calculating chain length which you can just measure against your old chain.
Jan
20
comment Converting my old mountain bike to a cyclocross
Some races have a drop bar/ 40mm max tire width as the only rules. You may need to swap to 700c wheels. These should fit under the bridge on a 26" frame, but fork could be tighter.
Jan
15
comment Best bike with foot brake
Shimano Nexus have up to 8 speed hubs with coaster brakes. It would be an expensive option as it is likely you would need to buy the bike and IGH separately. However it wouldn't limit you to any bike style, rather what you wanted.
Jan
12
awarded  Necromancer
Jan
10
comment Are tubeless mountain bike tire systems appropriate for winter riding?
Be interesting what would happen if you get a puncture at -40F, would the Stans be viscous enough to plug the hole?
Jan
8
awarded  Popular Question
Jan
6
comment Is it necessary to buy a special tool to open the chain lock
May not be necessary but chain link tools make a messy and sometimes frustrating job a hell of a lot easier.
Jan
2
answered Kona Mahuna 2013 headset change question.
Dec
13
awarded  Notable Question
Dec
1
comment What (kind of?) brake lever is this?
I'd love to see a video of someone using this, I imagine trying to stop suddenly with hands this close together would end in a catastrophic case of the wobbles. Which would damage your wooden bar!
Dec
1
comment What (kind of?) brake lever is this?
Surely it should be on the left hand side of the stem.
Dec
1
awarded  Notable Question
Nov
30
comment Are single-sided forks a gimmick?
How do you know it loses so much strength? Cannondale frames used to have a reputation for breaking but the lefty has never had one.
Nov
30
comment Are single-sided forks a gimmick?
I think a couple of Cannondale factory team races run a 160mm lefty on the Jekyll but a majority run a two legged fork.