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May
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comment Unable to pedal when in high gears
I feel @andy256 is correct. The crosschaining issue is a symptom of the main problem of the chain being too short - not the primary cause. The answer should emphasize this.
May
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comment Unable to pedal when in high gears
@Aron. Jimirings is not advocating the big-big combo when riding, but it seems reasonable that the bike should function when in this configuration. It's a sensible way of determining the correct chain length for the drivetrain and there is no detriment to other features I can think of by doing it this way, excepting perhaps the situation where the rear mech is unable to take up the slack in the small-small combo, but that's the same issue, and most modern-ish rear mechs should be able to cope.
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Jul
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comment Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
Indeed, if such a device were applied to a forward facing dropout I'm sure QR skewers can be safely used. I'd still recommend proper internal cam style ones over the "boutique" ones though as @hillsons mentioned
Jul
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answered Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
Jul
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Jun
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comment Is it better to get an entry-level carbon bike or a similarly priced aluminum bike?
@7thGalaxy The answer is correct, despite being stronger and stiffer than alu alloy, carbon is much less resilient to bumps and knocks. Givin a hard enough impact carbon will fracture whilst aluminium will just bend or dent.
Jun
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
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comment Replacing stem on non-oversize bars
I actually think I meant 25.8mm. After some googling for ITM Millenium bars there are plenty of sources citing that dimension. e.g. cyclingforums.com/t/320249/…
Jun
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comment Replacing stem on non-oversize bars
yeah the shims look like what I'm after, just a shame VO is in the US as I'm in the UK. Bit was top range when new so I doubt it'll have cheap parts (Full Ultegra De Rosa). I might visit a LBS and see what they recommend, if not I'll just stick with the current stem - it's not too bad but I feel I could improve comfort a bit.
Jun
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comment Replacing stem on non-oversize bars
I'm happy with the handlebar height, I just feel the reach is a bit far. Saddle has been adjusted forward too.
Jun
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asked Replacing stem on non-oversize bars
May
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May
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accepted Partially disassembling Sticky Shimano STI shifter for service