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Apr
21
comment Identity this bike
additionally "with a threaded hole for the back derailer and front three piece crank" encompasses probably 99% of bicycles.
Apr
21
comment Chain vs chainless options
There is a lot of false information in this answer. Chain life in years will depend on how much riding, what conditions, and how much maintenance it receives. Rear derailleurs have almost no involvement in chain life. Single speeds the chain doesn't wear any slower than multi-speed, you just don't necessarily notice the wear as easily as when a multispeed starts skipping due to uneven wear amongst cogs.
Apr
16
comment Shimano Hollowtech II bottom bracket: milling the frame necessary?
@DavidG: Not really. A lot of frames don't come faced, for their BB shells or their head tubes.
Apr
14
comment Road bike assembly - required tools
@Blam: perhaps then you should just say "A torque wrench is recommended as carbon fiber can be easily damaged by over-torquing" and be straight to the point.
Apr
14
answered Road bike assembly - required tools
Apr
14
comment Crank fell off square taper BB. Should I replace bottom bracket
@DanielRHicks: I tried doing that twice several years back, one situation was a worn crank, and the other was to resolve an ISO/JIS crank/BB mismatch. In both situations the beer can shims didn't work very well.
Apr
13
comment Is the bike i'm using right for Mountain Biking?
1) There is only one way to really know: go out and ride. 2) Your location is important, as mountain biking in e.g. Colorado will be quite different from what you'll encounter in Iowa.
Apr
13
answered Crank fell off square taper BB. Should I replace bottom bracket
Apr
13
comment Headset fully tightened, but fork still loose and wobbly
@Antoine: you may have bitten off more than you can chew with this bike build. I'd recommend going into Bicycles Chat as we may be able to help you better in there.
Apr
13
comment Headset fully tightened, but fork still loose and wobbly
The tools needed to replace the headset properly cost at least as much as your frame.
Apr
13
revised How do I determine what kind of replacement shifters I need?
improved title
Apr
13
answered Shimano Hollowtech II bottom bracket: milling the frame necessary?
Apr
10
comment I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
@mattnz: It's the right conclusion for the wrong reasons. It could be worse LOL.
Apr
8
answered Chain with master link / quick connect link doesn't clear rear derailleur
Apr
4
comment Trouble Removing bottom bracket. Is it my Tool?
You're right the tool is dodgy. It should have wrench flats on it, then you can use a bolt to fix it in the BB splines, then crank on it with a wrench with no risk of slipping out and damaging the splines.
Apr
4
comment I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
Also the bicycle messiah Sheldon Brown disclaims this answer's reasoning in sheldonbrown.com/pedals.html Pedal Threading section's fifth paragraph.
Apr
4
comment I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
@DanielRHicks: yeah, this answer's reasoning makes no sense. The answeres pedals must have been very sloppily attached if they suddenly unthreaded. On my bikes it takes a significant amount of force to loosen the pedals, if the pedal suddenly completely jammed I'd be screwed no matter what.
Apr
2
answered Frame not faced for BB. Strip the paint or leave as-is?
Apr
2
comment how much of a difference does bike weight make when trying to maximize the bike's top speed?
@mkoryak: if you specify the make/model of your road bike and the SS you were looking at, we can provide you a more useful information
Apr
1
comment how much of a difference does bike weight make when trying to maximize the bike's top speed?
@Blam: It's a strange world out there.