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Aug
16
comment Do more expensive bib shorts make a difference when sat on a turbo trainer for hours on end?
I've found quality shorts make a bigger difference on outdoor rides. At home I use which ever shorts are clean at the time and whilst the fancy ones are more comfortable to wear, fit better etc., there's not a lot they can do to stop my bum going numb. This is most likely a personal thing though, not everyone's riding or nether regions are the same.
Aug
15
comment Felt carbon steerer compression plug removal
Looks to me like you just twist the top plate clockwise. Have you tried that? A strap wrench or jar opener might help if it's really stuck.
Aug
15
comment Tools needed to perform groupset overhaul
A cheap stand and an expensive pair of cutters are the best tools I ever bought. Those two things alone make life so much more bearable in the workshop.
Aug
12
comment Replacing a groupset in step purchases
This is a very expensive way to do this. A much better way to do this is to save up and buy a whole new bike.
Jun
27
comment Problem during installation of Rockshox Reverb Stealth product
I wouldn't clamp the hose at all, they're not keen on that. If it's going to unscrew, it should do so by hand. Don't force anything or you'll regret it. Are you sure you have a threaded hose barb?
Jun
12
revised Can I swap my 49cm fixie frame with a 47cm, with every other part fitting right on the new frame?
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Jun
12
comment Can I swap my 49cm fixie frame with a 47cm, with every other part fitting right on the new frame?
Arne, good point. Added.
Jun
12
comment Can I swap my 49cm fixie frame with a 47cm, with every other part fitting right on the new frame?
But you don't have to buy a brand new one.
Jun
12
comment Can I swap my 49cm fixie frame with a 47cm, with every other part fitting right on the new frame?
Very good point, Batman. I would still just flog it and get another though. Unless you want to learn all about stripping and rebuilding a bike, which is a fun way to spend a day, it's just a lot of hassel for a fairly standard OTS fixie.
Jun
12
revised Can I swap my 49cm fixie frame with a 47cm, with every other part fitting right on the new frame?
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Jun
12
answered Can I swap my 49cm fixie frame with a 47cm, with every other part fitting right on the new frame?
Jun
8
comment Tools and spares needed to repair a chain on the road
I carry one or two of these on most longer rides. kmcchain.eu/products-connectors-missing_links
Jun
5
comment Carbon Fork Noise
What kind of noise?
Jun
5
comment Is it possible to pair wheel sensors with an Android phone GPS?
There's a lot of Android devices with ANT+ support straight out the box. See thisisant.com/directory, you'll need to select mobile devices under categories. Some Android apps also support Wahoo's BTLE/BT4 speed / cadence / heart rate sensors, but you need Android 4.3+ for these to work. (PS. Wow, didn't see how old this answer was.)
Jun
4
reviewed Reviewed Learning to ride fixed gear: Clipless or not?
Jun
4
revised Learning to ride fixed gear: Clipless or not?
No need to apologise.
Jun
4
reviewed No Action Needed Why do cyclists prefer messenger bags over backpacks?
Jun
4
reviewed No Action Needed Learning to ride fixed gear: Clipless or not?
May
30
answered Which rim tape for 700x28 tires?
May
29
comment Do I Install Tape or Valve First on a Tubeless Rim
That's what I thought. Never used Stan's, just whatever it was that came in industrial quantities at my LBS, and that has been perfectly fine so far on a pair of Easton EA 90s, also aluminium.