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Jan
27
comment What is the difference between disk brake rotors?
Interesting regarding the optimal layout of the holes in the discs. Tempting to drill some more holes in it :)
Jan
27
comment What is the difference between disk brake rotors?
The pads are not contaminated. Pads were new. No oil / contamination on the discs.
Jan
26
comment What is the difference between disk brake rotors?
Sintered pads would be an option.
Jan
26
comment What is the difference between disk brake rotors?
I've been on 5 25 km rides in muddy wet conditions (Wakerley woods in Northamptonshire, UK) - they are bedded in. The discs are thicker and I wondered if that might be because they are made from cheaper steel.
Jan
26
comment Hard to pedal even on flat street
The last trip might have been down a hill but fair point.
May
8
comment Which knee / shin pads for XC mountain bike riding?
Thanks for that. I'm a guide and I work in the Caucasus mountains in Georgia.
Feb
3
comment Material to make patches to fix Crosso / Ortlieb style waterproof panniers?
@carel thanks for the scientific answer there. I'll go and find out what that material is called now.
Feb
3
comment Material to make patches to fix Crosso / Ortlieb style waterproof panniers?
why would I ask the question if I wanted to use the kit.
Feb
2
comment Material to make patches to fix Crosso / Ortlieb style waterproof panniers?
I want to avoid buying the kit.
Feb
2
comment Is my bike getting ruined?
Ok @jimirings thanks for the great advice.
Feb
2
comment Material to make patches to fix Crosso / Ortlieb style waterproof panniers?
small but I want to use big patches like 10x10cm
Jan
22
comment How to board a ski chairlift that is not intended for bicycles?
gaffer tape the bike to your leg and let it hang off the bottom.
Jan
22
comment My back brakes don't lock the wheel (skid): feature or a bug?
this question is named really badly. Brakes should fully stop the wheels from moving but skidding is not good .
Jan
22
comment How can I fix panniers that have got holes in
would this work? amazon.co.uk/flexible-suitable-glueing-leather-plastic/forum/…
Jan
14
comment How can I fix panniers that have got holes in
Robokaren is Pliobond flexible?
Jan
14
comment How can I fix panniers that have got holes in
woolies don't have any flexible adhesives.
Jan
8
comment Indoor bicycle tray to preclude the rug from getting wet
I like the use of 'preclude' +1 for imaginative wording
Jan
7
comment New bike hubs way over-tightened?
that just sounds like 'defectiveness by design', poor design, poor build quality. no bicycle wheel bicycles should be overtightened for any reason.
Jan
5
comment How can I fix panniers that have got holes in
Yeah but they vulcanise onto rubber, and the panniers are made of plastic so it would probably be better to use pliobond and innertube.
Jan
1
comment Why so many headset spacers on some expedition bicycles?
all good points there. On this model oxfordbikeworks.co.uk/models/model-1e the number of spacers looks obscene, but its not mentioned why. If you were a tall rider why not just buy a bigger frame? I suppose it might give you more stepover clearance which could be a benefit if you are stopping often and have a loaded bike.