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Apr
9
comment Tough road or touring frame/bike
Also, the focus should always be on finding the best geometry and ride and then not actually having much say on the specific alloy (or carbon) that is used.
Apr
9
comment Tough road or touring frame/bike
Touring frames are often built out of steel as this offers the ability to have the frame welded back together or tubes replaced when on the road. Often finding a bike shop when on the road and then having to wait for a bike to be ordered will impact a tour, similarly finding someone with aluminium or titanium welding skills would have the same impact. Every town or village should have someone who can do basic mechanical repairs and weld two steel tubes together.
Apr
8
awarded  Popular Question
Apr
8
reviewed No Action Needed Why doesn't Shimano use shadow technology on road derailleurs?
Apr
8
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is it possible to ride 18km everyday for a beginner?
Apr
7
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Bike position - Town bike
Apr
7
comment Do I have too much chafer strip showing after fixing a puncture?
While the line can be used to see if a tire is seated equally around the tire it actually is a strip of rubber that is reinforced to prevent chafing between the tire sidewall and the rim bead hook. It's called a chafer strip and you'll find it on every type of tire.
Apr
7
answered Do I have too much chafer strip showing after fixing a puncture?
Apr
6
reviewed Leave Open What went wrong with my bottom bracket spindle length calculation?
Apr
6
reviewed Reject suggested edit on Is it possible to ride 18km everyday for a beginner?
Apr
4
comment Has a bike been made with a rear derailleur above the chainstays?
Or a IGH mounted above the crank like the Lahar DHV M9.
Apr
2
reviewed Approve suggested edit on tricycle engine compatibility?
Apr
2
awarded  Custodian
Apr
2
reviewed Leave Open How to compare old road bikes
Apr
2
reviewed Close Avid BB7 vs Tektro draco vs Shimano M-446
Apr
2
reviewed Close Does cycling tighten your butt?
Apr
2
comment Hydraulic Disk brake piston not fully retracting
@alex, not seen that but I imagine it is a PITA, can you drain the system and stick the piston back in?
Apr
2
comment What do I need to know about fitting new wheels on a bike?
Yes, the only thing you can't do is SRAM RD with Shimano shifter or vice versa.
Apr
2
revised What do I need to know about fitting new wheels on a bike?
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Apr
2
answered What do I need to know about fitting new wheels on a bike?