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comment When to replace a tire?
Tire wear is a funny thing. I have a tire that I thought I was going to need to replace soon since the middle was well worn with 4000 miles on them. After a thousand miles more it is still has tread. I only replaced it to upgrade to better tires.
Aug
12
revised Tyre popped when going from 26 x 1.95 to 26 x 2.125
Clean up to make it more clear, and minor improvements
Aug
12
comment What is mysteriously slicing the inside of my tubes?
@jimself Not to be picky, but is this really the answer here since it has been 20 hours since posting, and it normally takes a few days before it goes flat? Or did you find that your existing rim strip was damaged?
Aug
12
comment Tyre popped when going from 26 x 1.95 to 26 x 2.125
Sounds like to me that it isn't seated right. Happens to all of us from time to time. You'll find your answer below.
Aug
12
suggested approved edit on Tyre popped when going from 26 x 1.95 to 26 x 2.125
Jul
27
comment Bike options for winter commuting in the mountains
Could you provide some more info about terrain on your commute? Having a giant hill is important, but what about the rest of it? It might just be that the tire swap is all you need because a fat bike will slow you down too much on the rest of it.
Jul
27
revised Replacing rubber connection in a bicycle trailer coupling
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Jul
27
comment Replacing rubber connection in a bicycle trailer coupling
I find the spring systems to be rather unpleasant riding. They tend to do a lot of tugging, jaring, and jerking that it was rather tiring.
Jul
27
answered Replacing rubber connection in a bicycle trailer coupling
Jul
27
comment Can I run a 10 speed cassette on an 11 speed wheel, but also keep run 10 speed on a 10 speed wheel
Is the bike using disk brakes as well? If it is rim brakes, you may have to readjust them as well each time you swap. Probably have to do that with disk brakes as well, but I don't know that.
Jul
24
comment Biking to the airport / leaving a bike for a week
@dlu, I agree with leaving the bike at home and taking the transit. However, can you get a taxi to cover some of the route. Does your city have a public bike share? Rent a tandem bike and buy your friend a 6 pack of beer to help out.
Jul
24
comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
Something else I just realized, stop in at the dollar store and pick up a cheap 6in desk fan. Even after I shower at work it still takes some time for me to stop sweating. Just 10 minutes of the fan on my face while reading email has really made a difference.
Jul
22
comment How to commute to work on your bike and dress up
Dress your bike as well for the job. Lights, fenders, and a rear rack. All of this will go a long way to make it more comfortable commute. Might wanna consider a Endomondo or a Strava account to track your progress, boost motivation, and brag to your friends. Don't forget to signup for National Bike Challenge as well: www.nationalbikechallenge.org
Jul
21
comment How to climb a hill as a beginner
@GordonCopestake I have a similar hill in my commute and I find that just stopping for a few seconds for a drink and a breath is enough to keep me on the bike instead of walking it. Most of the time I'm still on the saddle but getting off of it seems to work better.
Jul
15
comment What make and model is this MTB with no decal (pictured)?
The plate on the down tube just behead the head tube looks interesting.
Jul
10
comment Cateye Computer Probe Wire Repair
I did order a replacement and it was over $15 form Niagara. However I was able to splice the broken one without determining which wire was what. I still count tell the difference. I could have counted strands but there was only five in each side.
Jul
10
comment Cateye Computer Probe Wire Repair
@batman, splicing it fixed it just fine. I still couldn't find a marking for which wire is which.
Jul
10
accepted Cateye Computer Probe Wire Repair
Jul
9
comment Which chainring/sprocket for use with a Sturmey-Archer X-RF8(W) IGH?
FYI, the 60's Raleigh 3-speed I have came with a 48T chain ring with a 18T rear sprocket. The spec sheets you linked too didn't have that info on there. It is possible they use some large chainring size (without disclosing) when giving the rear sprocket compatibility.
Jul
8
comment Cateye Computer Probe Wire Repair
@ChrisH It is a 2 wire setup. However, there is no markings on the wire to suggest which goes to which, so I have to stare at the break for a while to figure it out. I can't imagine this being a reed switch though due to the shear number of times it would get activated, but I have noticed a tick when near it. Either way, I have a go at it tonight.