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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.
Jul
8
asked Cateye Computer Probe Wire Repair
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.