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Dec
27
answered Is there a preferred frame size calculator?
Dec
7
comment Training for 340km in Greece
I'm curious - how was your trip?
Nov
22
awarded  Yearling
Oct
16
answered How to route shifter cables along frame to a Rohloff external gear mech?
Oct
16
comment Storing commuter bicycle indoors during winter
Oh yes, of course - forgot about that. Thanks for pointing it out!
Oct
15
answered Training for 340km in Greece
Oct
15
answered Storing commuter bicycle indoors during winter
Jul
2
awarded  Necromancer
Jun
2
comment Are today's bikes “better” than a few decades ago?
Where did I state that a new steel bike would be worse than an old one? As I said this is a personal opinion, but I still have to find the "modern" rear shifting system which almost never needs any adjustments or other maintenance and just works as accurately as my max. 26 year old Dura Ace (which was not heavily used for quite some of that time period).
May
17
answered How come my bike has such a short seat post?
Apr
27
comment What are the good ways to maintain the bicycle while raining season?
I should note that fenders are only one part of the solution of your problem (even though you accepted my answer). Letting the bike dry thoroughly while stored is very important as well (as others have mentioned). You should also treat metal parts with a bit of oil or wax at least once before the rainy season. Also, if you have a steel frame, you should treat its interior against corrosion.
Mar
27
comment Unbending Derailleur hanger
You need to remove the (second) wheel in order to hold the hanger with the adjustable spanner. In case of a detachable aluminium hanger, I would remove it and try to bend it in a vise in order not to damage the dropout. Aluminium is quite brittle, so expect that you have to get a new hanger. With this method I can get the two rims to align with maybe 2mm differences around their circumfence. That was always more than enough for my needs.
Mar
23
revised Trailer hitch between a bike and trailer?
Updated Weber link
Mar
23
answered What are the good ways to maintain the bicycle while raining season?
Mar
23
answered Unbending Derailleur hanger
Nov
22
awarded  Yearling
Nov
22
awarded  Yearling
Jul
5
comment How can I tell if a bike is too big for me?
I have not said anything about where the contact points should be relative to each other. If you know this for you and the intended use of the bike (both considering biomechanics and comfort), the method outlined above can be used to determine if a certain frame can put the contact points in the right spots. IIRC "some knowledgeable people" include Keith Bontrager.
Jun
22
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