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answered How long for legs to get used to fixed gear 15 mile daily ride
Apr
18
answered 1980's bike vs New(er) Models? (Should one stay with an ancient bike?)
Apr
10
answered Tough road or touring frame/bike
Apr
10
comment Do Kevlar Belts really offer puncture protection?
I mean 'through to the tube', not 'through to the tread'.
Apr
10
comment Do Kevlar Belts really offer puncture protection?
You should try the Schwalbe Marathon Plus, which has a very thick tread— rather than trying to deflect punctures, it has so much rubber that a thumbtack just gets stuck in the rubber layer rather than going through to the tread. It's heavy and slow, but nothing slows you down more than a flat tire.
Apr
4
answered Single speed crank compatibility
Apr
1
answered Will riding cobblestones and rough streets kill my cup and cone hubs?
Mar
11
answered Vegetable oil to oil a bike?
Mar
7
comment 700 wheels on bike made for 27" wheels
Dia-Compe centerpull brakes can work very well with new or well-maintained cabling and new brake pads. The sidepulls are often weaker and hard to center, however.
Feb
27
revised What are the advantages of a custom frame for a touring bike?
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Feb
25
answered What are the advantages of a custom frame for a touring bike?
Feb
21
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Feb
21
comment Using a series of hub gears
If the output of one hub is fed into the second hub, there'd be a ton of torque going into that second hub when pushing a big heavy bike up a hill.
Feb
20
answered Using a series of hub gears
Feb
20
comment What happens when a bike has not had maintenance for a long time?
Careful with a power washer— you can shoot water through the bearing seals and wash the grease out. Unless, as you stated, you're repacking the bearings.
Feb
10
answered Are there any manufacturers of steel road bikes today?
Feb
10
comment Are there any manufacturers of steel road bikes today?
NM, profile says "Mumbai, India."
Feb
10
comment Are there any manufacturers of steel road bikes today?
What country do you live in? Your name sounds Indian, but there are Indians all over the globe.
Feb
6
revised How to build a fixie bike?
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Feb
5
answered How to build a fixie bike?