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answered Finding directions for Bus + bike
Mar
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answered Why does a 28 1/3 tyre fit, when a 27 1/4 tyre is too big?
Mar
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comment Is it really necessary to physically cross (interlace) the spokes on traditional wheel lacing?
I've clarified my answer above to reflect the actual question.
Mar
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revised Is it really necessary to physically cross (interlace) the spokes on traditional wheel lacing?
Edited to match clarified question.
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answered Is it really necessary to physically cross (interlace) the spokes on traditional wheel lacing?
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revised Why does a bike frame have to be above 56 cm usually to fit 700c tires?
Integrated my response to @NeilFein
Feb
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comment Why does a bike frame have to be above 56 cm usually to fit 700c tires?
Just looking at the 2009 Novara Randonee geometry, looks like the XS (47cm ST) has a ~53CM effective top tube, plus a 55mm rake fork. The medium is a 55cm ST and 56cm ETT - the reason for the relatively longer top tube on the XS is to push out that front wheel. The compromise there is that you end up more stretched-out than might necessarily be ideal.
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answered Why does a bike frame have to be above 56 cm usually to fit 700c tires?
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revised Can I replace steel bearings with ceramic bearings?
Corrected typo, corrected grammar.
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answered How important is it to face the head tube?
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answered Installing downtube shifters on a bike with no bosses or cable stops
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answered After an accident, what next?
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comment Will an ACS 13T X 3/32 Crossfire freewheel fit an All-City Standard 130mm Hub?
Adventure Components (AC, not ACS) makes (or made?) a 15t freewheel that threads onto a standard 1.37" x 24 hub. I use it on my folding bike with 20" wheels. The bearing design means it has a fair amount of slop, but it is pretty cheap.