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Nov
27
comment Buying from AliExpress
This question appears to be off-topic because it is about reviewing a specific vendor.
Aug
19
comment Direct Mount with top and bottom swing?
Top pull and bottom pull are not the same as top swing and bottom swing - but that's a good point. I've updated the answer to reflect this.
Mar
8
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.
Feb
16
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.
Jan
16
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.
Jan
16
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
ANT bikes TIG-welds custom lugs for their framebuilding class. Even a non-bicycle TIG welder should be able to make an effective steel lug to your specification, if that's what you're looking for. Suggesting that the OP browse through lists of lugs they've likely been through seems like less of an answer yet.
Jan
16
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
The Henry James 2012 price list shows only lugs in the 73-74 degree HTA range. Kirk Frameworks claims the ability to modify a lug up to about 2.5 degrees, which wouldn't get to the slack geometry of a Raleigh Tourist.
Jan
16
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
Reviewing the lugs available at ceeway.com, I couldn't find any that weren't designed for a 71-74 degree HTA/STA, which is not what the OP was asking for. The question was not generically "where can I buy bicycle lugs".
Jan
16
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
I can reword it, but I'm trying to state that you probably can't "buy" such lugs, though you could possibly have them made. If you've got a suggestion that makes that clearer I'm happy to hear it.
Jan
16
comment Will an ACS 13T X 3/32 Crossfire freewheel fit an All-City Standard 130mm Hub?
Not a direct answer to your question, but instead of using a freewheel hub, you could use a cassette hub and simply run the chain around a single 11t sprocket. You'd have to adjust for chainline in the front.
Jan
13
comment Why aren't Tour de France riders going any faster?
You might want to find a copy of Bicycle Quarterly vol. 8 no. 4 where an interesting analysis is done of bicycle race speeds compared with foot racing; there is a high correlation and some of the performance increases are due purely to improved training and simply better athletes in the competition. One surprising result: even introducing the derailleur didn't make a massive spike in performance.
Jan
11
comment Where can I buy lugs for a classic roadster frame geometry?
They don't really appear to have anything suitable.
Jan
9
comment How to remove broken bolt in Chain Tug?
For those missing more context, it looks like @hhh has a Genetic chain tensioner, which is a semi- (total?) clone of the On-One chaintug.
Dec
9
comment Brompton front light recommendations?
Also note that we don't really go shopping on Bicycles.SE. So hopefully compatibility advice is helpful enough.
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
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
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
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.