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Dec
9
revised Brompton front light recommendations?
Fixed title typo.
Dec
9
answered Brompton front light recommendations?
Dec
7
answered Road Fork: Curved vs Straight?
Dec
5
answered One vs Two Piece Axle?
Dec
1
revised Possible to repair a pushed in braze-on?
Fixed wonky-sounding sentence.
Dec
1
answered Possible to repair a pushed in braze-on?
Nov
30
comment What should I look for in a mountain bike for doing BMX-style balancing tricks?
Do you want to use the bike for anything other than trick riding? At the extreme end you start getting into bicycles specialized for that, at the expense of true off-road or distance riding.
Nov
28
comment How do I measure a fork for suitability?
That fork will fit your wheel, might not fit your bike, and I can't say how it'll affect handling - is that the exact same fork as you measured on the other bike?
Nov
28
answered How do I measure a fork for suitability?
Nov
22
comment Is it worth switching from regular “rim brakes” to the new disk brakes?
This question answers most of your question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/4423/… - the only difference is whether your Haro frame and fork have disc tabs or not.
Nov
22
revised Replacing cantilever brakes
Edited title to reflect correct component name.
Nov
22
answered What road double cranksets will work with a 108mm JIS square taper bottom bracket spindle?
Nov
21
comment Why would a bike feature a “carbon wrapped aluminum frame”?
You're certainly right that the carbon wrap is just to make this cheap bicycle look fancier than it is. You're not right that aluminum is always stiff and brittle; old ALAN aluminum frames are quite flexy. For metal frames, tubing thickness and diameter play a significant role in how the frame behaves.
Nov
20
comment Chainline on a trek 660 fixie conversion
@apatz87 It's unlikely that the original spacing on that frame was 120mm; the Trek 660 was introduced in 1984 after Trek had switched most frames to 126mm spacing. If it's been respaced you should verify that the dropouts are aligned and properly centered, as that will affect your chainline as well.
Nov
20
answered Chainline on a trek 660 fixie conversion
Nov
20
revised Which threaded headset size do I use?
Clarified "outer" steerer tube diameter.
Nov
18
answered Which threaded headset size do I use?
Nov
14
comment What affordable rear brake can I get with nut/bolt rather than Allen Key?
@DanielRHicks "traditional" brake bridges and fork crowns are only drilled to the diameter of the 6mm bolt, and the 8mm diameter recessed nut won't fit through the hole. On the fork crown it's typically easy to ream out the hole, but that isn't always possible on the brake bridge.
Nov
14
answered What affordable rear brake can I get with nut/bolt rather than Allen Key?
Nov
7
comment How to Sight a Chain Line
Frame alignment does matter, but it already does in every other case - the advantage here is that you can tell if your chainline is in error or if your frame is misaligned. If your frame is built asymmetrically (as in a Pugsley) you'll need to account for that. The Park article is even more detailed: parktool.com/blog/repair-help/chain-line