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comment Reoccurring Bent Axles, any reasons or upgrades?
I updated my question with new information. I forgot to put that this is a freewheel hub. I know spacing between the bearing and the frame on the one side could cause problems. Talking to another person at the shop told me that the axles that I bought where not chrome-moly and supplied me with one that should be. I have yet to try the new axle.
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comment Reoccurring Bent Axles, any reasons or upgrades?
@PeteH that I don't know. How would I check that? I don't jump curbs or go off-roading. When I encounter curbs I go to low gear, slow speed. Wheelie the front and then a slow climb up with the rear, no jolting. The pavement is in good shape. My gear on the rack is under 30 pounds. As said before, the trailer hasn't been used on these axles yet, and if so, it is less than 50 pounds.
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comment Reoccurring Bent Axles, any reasons or upgrades?
@mattnz, nutted axle in this case. The bend is happening inside the hub which is causing the bearings to tighten. I have other wheels that use QR, so I know how tight to make them.
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comment Reoccurring Bent Axles, any reasons or upgrades?
I'm currently 86kg, this being my low for a some months. My heaviest was 106kg. Average would be 92kg. While I may have some belly left to loose, the answer is going to be a no (I don't think so).
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asked Reoccurring Bent Axles, any reasons or upgrades?
Aug
27
comment Risks/problems of a short chain
@PeteH Your reluctance isn't unfounded either though, the higher number of gears requires a thinner chain and tighter tolerances.
Aug
27
answered New chain snaps after shop service
Aug
25
comment Rear index shifting not staying in middle gears
So, it looks like I missed something when doing the lube job. I applied some chain lube to the various spots the of the derailleur and I have been able to use it for a few days without issue. It also rained those days so I'm waiting for a few dry days to confirm.
Aug
22
comment Is it acceptable to cycle towards the centre of the lane on blind corners?
The traffic law you cite though is irrelevant to the situation. It is trying to codify safety buffers around you. On many roads there isn't enough room to ride 3 abreast (not staggered) and have wiggle room to avoid hazards. On the narrow roads 2 may be too much if there is larger vehicles approaching from the other direction. I'm not sure about the bends, but being on the "outside" of the bend (as opposed to hugging the "inside") makes one more visible.
Aug
20
comment Rear index shifting not staying in middle gears
@hillsons Yes, give or take a few minutes going from bike shop bag to bike.
Aug
20
asked Rear index shifting not staying in middle gears
Aug
17
comment How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
Thanks for the edit @Mσᶎ. Must have been one of those days for me.
Aug
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revised How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
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Aug
15
answered How can I interpret the intent of and respond to cars behind me honking?
Aug
14
comment How can I charge my phone while cycling?
Agreed, I use a Unu on my longer rides. Easy to strap to a tube or stash in a bag and run a cable. My phone right now is quirky recharging, so I use when stopped for a break. They charge phones pretty quick.
Aug
13
comment Will a change from 26x2.10 to 26x1.95 tires improve speed?
I too have noticed the amount of wet that knobbies throw up compared to street tires. When switching to those narrow tires, didn't you have to change the rims?
Aug
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comment Will a change from 26x2.10 to 26x1.95 tires improve speed?
I was that MTB guy one morning when I smoked a roadie. Raining, uphill, pulling the kid trailer (unloaded but cheap and sturdy), in shorts and a t-shirt. He was on the shoulder and I was taking the lane.
Aug
13
comment Will a change from 26x2.10 to 26x1.95 tires improve speed?
While I agree, going to a 1.25 tire might not fit on his current rims. With a 1.95+ tire, the rims are probably 1.50