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comment Children's bike problem with back wheel
In order to help space my kids training wheels I found that some small pieces of plywood, discarded base board, or even some thin books. Just set the training wheels over them and loosen the nuts and let gravity take over. It seems to keep it just right that they can balanced the bike, yet still lean on them if need be.
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comment Feet slip off flat/cleat hybrid pedals when it's wet
Please post some photos of them. I have a few ideas. Gluing a traction strip of some sort to them. Wrapping the loops that make them flat with a inner tube and some black electric tape for another.
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comment How to select double leg kickstand
@jimirings, I find lots of things that work as well myself, and fully recommend these types of stands. I was thinking wall like objects like a tall chainlink fence pose problems for myself. I also have a short shackle lock which complicates it.
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comment How to select double leg kickstand
Given that it is ebay, it probably has more to do with local market forces. It is odd though since both are by the same seller, just different countries. The silver one (first) is closer to the retail price that is listed on US Amazon site and converting to USD. Now, an issue I have with these stands is that they don't let the bike frame get close to a lockable object. You will find times when it wont work. They are still great for loading panniers, trailers, and just hanging out in the open.
May
19
comment Attaching kid trailer to rear triangle
Yes, please post some photos of how the hitch works on this trailer. Along with how they fasten it to the tubing of the trailer. My answer to this question is going to sound like a product req so I'll just put it here as a comment. I have several trailers each with its own mounting system, but I was able to swap out all of that for a Burley flex connector system. With the right pictures we I maybe able to tell you if it is possible or not.
May
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May
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revised Can I change my 28“ wheels for 24”?
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May
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May
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comment Can I change my 28“ wheels for 24”?
@KristaA. There are several questions here that cover bike fit and wheel size comparisons. Feel free to browse it. There is also some articles on www.sheldonbrown.com that will cover some of this as well.
May
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answered Can I change my 28“ wheels for 24”?
May
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comment How to minimize damage from pitted cones?
I got that picture up.
May
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revised How to minimize damage from pitted cones?
Adding picture of damaged cone
May
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comment Bike commuting on the Captial Crescent Trail in Washington DC
I don't think this is a good question as is due to the ability for the information to quickly change as far as trail conditions, and the audience being more mechanically oriented. However, I would take it to a social media group that commutes in the area. It might be a tricky one but it is easy to find wide area ones and then narrow it down from there. I found one for my region that was very helpful in getting local touring info.
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Apr
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comment Saddle for big guy
Can we assume that saddle set at the correct height and that you are not rocking your hips? I am 6ft and at one time around 235 lbs but that didn't cause me problems on multi-hour rides. Sure, my first 20 miler was a bit sore at the end but I quickly became accustomed to it.
Apr
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answered Lycra and hybrid bicycle
Apr
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comment How to minimize damage from pitted cones?
I'll put photos up of the cones if I remember too. I'm not sure about the service history of the bike, but considering the shape it is in, it was either hardly ridden or taken care off. It is 50 years old. The hub was clean, no dirt or grime in it. It is a oiled hub but there was no standing oil in it. Before I opened it spun really well (after cone adjustment). the only reason I opened it was because there was play and I wanted to check on its condition.
Apr
20
accepted Hub rebuild - cone dust cap conflict, hub integrated vs pressed on cone?
Apr
20
answered Hub rebuild - cone dust cap conflict, hub integrated vs pressed on cone?
Apr
20
asked How to minimize damage from pitted cones?