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Mar
6
answered Looking for recommendations for a folding tricycle
Mar
5
answered Fixie/Single speed frame information for beginner
Mar
5
comment What types of mountain bike handle bar grips are available and how to they affect comfort and handling?
Perhaps ironically, one relevant issue is the type of MTB handlebar you need grips for. The common MTB flat bar or riser is what I expect you're referring to, but swept bars like the Origin8 Space Bar and mountain drop bars are going to have different needs. FWIW I've been enjoying riding the Space Bar + Ergon grip and I'm looking at switching to a set of mountain drops to try them out.
Mar
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Mar
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comment What types of mountain bike handle bar grips are available and how to they affect comfort and handling?
Screw on grips are most commonly known as "locking grips". They're probably the simplest and best upgrade you can make for MTB grips.
Mar
5
answered Tandem for limited space?
Mar
4
answered Replace Brompton folding pedal - what tool is needed?
Mar
2
answered Quiet and strong chain recommendation for fixed gear commuter bike
Mar
2
comment Properties with Belt-driven Chains?
Belt drives do not require lubrication, because what are you lubricating? On a bicycle chain you are lubricating the pin joints of the chain, but a belt has no joints. You're not lubricating the chain-to-cog or belt-to-cog interfaces.
Mar
2
comment What are the advantages of investment casting?
For dropouts, laser-cutting is also becoming much more common. It has the advantage of having minimal tooling requirements.
Mar
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Mar
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revised What types of mountain bike handle bar grips are available and how to they affect comfort and handling?
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Mar
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answered Can I put bullhorn bars on a bike with hydraulic disc brakes
Feb
19
comment how to choose inner tubes
The first number isn't the wheel diameter in millimeters, or inches. It's just the wheel size specification, in all it's madness.
Feb
19
answered How does the length of the studs on winter tires affect traction on ice?
Feb
19
comment How should I restore braze-on brake cable housing guides?
For a pricing example, R&E cycles in Seattle will add a pair of cable stops for $45. If you're already stripping the bike, finding a local frame builder to do it might be worthwhile.
Feb
19
answered Bonk! And solutions
Feb
19
comment Bonk! And solutions
Interestingly, the French call it "the man with the hammer".
Feb
10
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