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Jun
15
answered Can I use a Brompton bike with a trailer like the Thule Chariot Cougar?
Jun
4
comment Rear wheel rubs frame/cage while pedaling standing up
Looking at the product page for the 2014 bike, the tires are listed as 700x40. However, a 2.1 inch tire is around 53mm wide (give or take). Are these replacement tires and if so what was the original tire size?
Jun
4
comment Rear wheel rubs frame/cage while pedaling standing up
There should be no play. I assume that it is a quick release wheel so you will have to check it while mounted (quick release axle will have play when it is off the bike). Just give the frame a good grip and try to wiggle the wheel side to side with gentile force. Watch the hub and axle as a reference frame to see if you see something, if it is really bad you will know it.
Jun
4
comment Rear wheel rubs frame/cage while pedaling standing up
Bike wheels are not perfectly balanced so that may be your wobble. The valve is the heavy point. I'll have to defer to others at this point, but it sounds like Daniel's suggestion of the wheel bearings is something to check for sure. Give the cranks a good jerk as well while your checking for play. Update your question with the comments about standing on the cranks you mentioned down here.
Jun
4
answered Axle flex under load normal for freewheel hub?
Jun
4
accepted Axle flex under load normal for freewheel hub?
Jun
4
comment Rear wheel rubs frame/cage while pedaling standing up
Does it happen with the whole circumference of the tire? Look at the rubs on it. In my case it was doing it about 40% of it. I thought the same thing (bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/25252/…) that it was just because I was applying power, but I ended up getting it serviced and trued which cleared it up. If I tweak the orientation of my axle I can make it happen again. Another old bike of mine has a out of true wheel that does the same thing (I haven't taken the time to fix it).
Jun
4
answered Rear wheel rubs frame/cage while pedaling standing up
Jun
3
revised Mud buildup at the chinstay near FD
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Jun
3
comment Mud buildup at the chinstay near FD
@vorac I updated my answer to address your questions. This is an idea I had pop in my head and it sounds like it is a simple, cheap, and easy thing to try. Feel free to edit my answer with photos of what you did.
Jun
3
revised Mud buildup at the chinstay near FD
Added some more ideas on how to do this.
Jun
3
answered Mud buildup at the chinstay near FD
May
22
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.
May
22
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.
May
20
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.
May
20
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
7
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May
7
revised Can I change my 28“ wheels for 24”?
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7
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