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Apr
25
answered How much cheaper is cycling than driving?
Apr
8
answered Chain hops off cassette sprockets when I stand-pedal
Apr
5
comment Best advice for buying a replacement spoke
Strength is not only issue when cutting instead of rolling thread on spoke. Since cutting is removing material instead of deforming it and pushing it from depths and pushing it into crests, one ends up with thread which does not have correct form, and it is of smaller diameter than rolled thread. This can cause problems in holding when matted with nipple that expects form and diameter of rolled thread
Apr
4
comment I need to know what kind of spokes to buy
Your advice on how to measure broken spoke is good one, but it could be read in wrong way when measuring unbroken one. So to clarify it, unbroken spoke is measured from the inside of the elbow to the very end of the threads.
Mar
16
answered What to do with my old bike?
Nov
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Nov
17
comment former weightlifter turned triathlete repeatedly breaking hanger
In addition to what you have said, it is possible that while our B O B puts the force in the pedals other parts of the bicycle start to flex, like rear triangle and wheel, especially if this is done out of the saddle. This flex could eat up already small clearance of miss adjusted derailleur, and throw it in the spokes and causing sequence of events you have described.
Nov
13
answered Do you know of tubes that are fully flat-proof?
Oct
27
answered Fixed gear wheel NOT stopping when feet stop. Any ideas why?
Sep
9
answered Tire casing appears damaged
Sep
9
comment My rear wheel shifts in the dropouts, what could cause this?
I do not think glue is a good idea. I am not sure if I have communicated issue with alignment of dropouts well. Face of the dropout, and face of the QR contacting it should be parallel on both sides of wheel. If not you would have only partial contact between them, and forces that want to move wheel from its place will be larger.
Sep
9
answered My rear wheel shifts in the dropouts, what could cause this?
Sep
1
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Sep
1
comment When to replace a tire?
That question is hard. I always know when I should have replaced tire, and wish that I did, and spared my self of last days punctures.
Sep
1
answered Selecting spoke lengths
Aug
21
comment Are deep rims more durable for a heavy rider?
While those questions certainly have a value for heavy rider, they are by no means near to be duplicates (except for the link to this same question). This question relates to selection of rims, not the whole bicycle.
Aug
18
comment Remove front derailleur without breaking chain
The only reasonable advice is that you should get your self chain tool anyway, and you should learn how to unlink the chain.
Aug
12
comment Mystery flat keeps happening 3-5 times a week. Do I weigh too much for my tires?
Well, you have nailed one thing and that is correct pressure. As for quality of inner tubes, slime etc - it is much better to invest in quality tire with puncture protection. It is the outer tire that is meant to protect inner tube, not the other way round. And as far the quality of inner tubes goes, I buy the cheapest ones I can find, and inflate them at 87psi with no problems. But the outer tire, rim, and rim tape have to protect it and not have any sharp edges.
Aug
11
comment How to estimate price of an old CrMo frame?
Ah sorry, I understood that frame was order made.
Aug
10
answered How to estimate price of an old CrMo frame?