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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
Nov
4
answered How to Sight a Chain Line
Nov
1
answered How to set up bike so that back-pedalling stops the rear wheel?
Oct
28
comment Tapered Head Tube
There's a minimum head tube distance over which the tube is tapering, but beyond that distance it's a normal 1 1/8" steerer. I'm not sure if there is actually a standard for that yet; I'd expect you would want to measure the fork you're interested in using.
Oct
26
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Oct
25
answered Brake callipers not long enough to allow adjustment of pads
Oct
24
answered What cantilever brakes are compatible with Surly Pugsley 100mm front fork?
Oct
24
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Oct
23
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Oct
21
answered best rear rack for fuji absolute bike?
Oct
20
comment Starter Road Bike for Tall Man
Soma makes their Smoothie ES frame in 66cm; it's a road sport bike rather than a purebred racing bike but it's one of the few frames I know of that is roughly your size and could be built up handily within your price range.
Oct
19
answered Is there anything special to pay attention to when preparing a bicycle for powdercoating?