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Sep
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comment What is the advantage of a reverse arch suspension fork?
It's just a little bit of brand identity/design language I think, with some justification bolted on. Think GT's triple triangle ;-) As for 2 arches, I'm sure it's been done- DT Swiss maybe...?
Sep
2
answered Is front-suspension a false-economy for cheaper bikes?
Aug
18
comment How to safely remove pump off presta valve?
'Karate chop' is a bit dramatic, but agree- I always make sure the valve is at the top of the wheel (i.e. pointing downwards) and then it should just need a short tap or pull to come free. This is assuming you have a pump with a locking lever, which most seem to nowadays.
Aug
18
answered Use a lock nut on a presta valve?
Aug
18
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Aug
18
revised Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
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Jul
31
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Original wheel was disc compatible but also had a braking surface and I only ever used it with V brakes. The disc thing was one of the things that made me wonder if it was a wheel issue. Replacement wheel is rim only.
Jun
24
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Wheel is either 32 or 36 spoke- it's certainly not a flashy low spoke count job.
Jun
24
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Re spoke age, I have far older wheels where it hasn't been a problem so I'm inclined to think that's not the issue. I have been thinking more lately about extra stresses from riding SS (not fixed) though.
Jun
24
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
I probably weigh about 80kg- I have put on a bit of weight lately but I'd like to think I'm not heavy enough for it to be an issue!
Jun
16
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Brakes are OK, bike lives in flat, and I'm nowhere near the sea! Like you, it was the problems with the second wheel that started me wondering if it could be something about the bike.
Jun
16
comment Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Fork is original, I'll have to have a closer look at the fork alignment. They spokes always go at the hub, doesn't seem to be a pattern for which side.
Jun
16
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Jun
16
asked Lots of broken spokes on one bike, with different wheels
Jan
23
comment Carbon frame strengh
You also have to remember that all other frame materials can, and do, break. Carbon isn't unique in that damage can write off the frame. And some seemingly trivial knocks can cause significant damage while bigger ones might not.
Jan
21
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Dec
19
answered Will I have problems maintaining a bike from the UK in the US?
Dec
27
awarded  Teacher
Nov
9
answered Do glueless tube patches work as well as glue ones?