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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.
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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?
Aug
10
answered Mystery flat keeps happening 3-5 times a week. Do I weigh too much for my tires?
Aug
4
answered Is it possible to change the lengths of bike cranks?
Jul
24
answered Any experience with spokes breaking on new Trek 720 touring bike
Jun
30
comment What symptoms can I expect from two broken teeth on a chainring?
I would be afraid of broken teeth syndrome. Your teeth. I would change it.
Jun
29
comment Speed and distance for a beginner
Your saddle is probably just fine, but your butt (and hole posture on the bicycle) need some training. Rides around one hour sound just fine, and you can increase your pace as your condition improves.
Jun
5
answered How many spacers I can put on a Shimano hollowtec 2 BB for a 68 mm BB shell
May
18
answered cold setting 3-speed road frame to 7 8 speed cassette
May
18
answered Other than spoke count, is there a strength ratings for wheels?
May
14
comment Calorie burn information is dramatically different between Strava IOS App and Cyclemeter IOS app. Which is more accurate?
To make it short, none of them is even remotely accurate.
May
14
comment Will a white painted bike get rusty when stored outside?
In addition of not sealing it tight, try to put it somewhere in the shade so it does not get boiling hot under the tarp in the summer.
May
14
comment Chain slipping in cassette when under load, could a different type of cassette work better?
@AlexisWilke as bicycles got more gears, chains got narrower and had to flex more radially. Also cogs on cassette got thinner, and made of lighter but softer materials. Result is more wear, need for more maintenance and frequent replacements. Simplest and cheapest thing you can do is to buy chain wear indicator and at least replace chain when it is time.
May
13
comment What is the max weight a standard bycycle would take?
Yes, but it is easier and cheaper to build strong wheels of smaller diameter. As for BB I am 135 kg, and I find it much easier and cheaper to find lasting BB among external bearing type than cartridge type. And the crank set interface is also much more reliable for heavy man on those.