Fred the Magic Wonder Dog

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comment Is it better to get an entry-level carbon bike or a similarly priced aluminum bike?
I'd vote this up 30 times if I could.
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answered Is it better to get an entry-level carbon bike or a similarly priced aluminum bike?
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on What are the advantages of 4 arm cranks for road bikes?
Sep
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answered How do I efficiently shift gears on a road bike with downtube shifters?
Sep
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answered Tubular Glue vs Tubular Tape
Sep
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answered What sort of bicycle helmet gives me better speed?
Sep
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comment New Chain and Cassette - If I am not racing does it matter?
One reason to use KMC 10 speed chains is that the master links are reusable, unlike the SRAM 10spd master links. But in general buy the cheapest chain that works on your cluster and replace it often.
Sep
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Why don't road bikes have disc brakes?
Sep
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comment Halfords just replaced my chainset and it is a 10 speed one, but my cassette is 8 speed. Am I ok?
No, they are all 3/32 inch width chains. You can run a 10 speed chain on ancient cogs if you want to. Think about how wide 0.2 mm actually is, that's two human hairs.
Sep
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comment Halfords just replaced my chainset and it is a 10 speed one, but my cassette is 8 speed. Am I ok?
Look at the numbers, at best the difference between chainrings on 8 and 10 spd is 0.45 mm. That's well beyond the installation tolerance.
Sep
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answered Halfords just replaced my chainset and it is a 10 speed one, but my cassette is 8 speed. Am I ok?
Sep
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comment What are my options for replacing a Shimano Hollowtech II BB?
My guess is that you don't need worry about Italian/English with an MTB bottom bracket, certainly not any MTB made in the last 10 years.
Aug
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answered Replacement compatability for Shimano Mountain LX Chainring and or Crankset
Aug
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comment Bike wheel Assembly
Half the spokes on one side being too long is something I've never seen. However, you can't really tell that the spoke is too long until you've got the wheel trued and centered. Things can look very odd until you've got some tension in the wheel and the rim in roughly the correct location.
Aug
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answered Why won't tires go on my Velocity A23 rims?
Aug
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comment Is it practical to replace two sprockets on a cassette?
You can buy loose cogs ( and even the 3 cog integrated part from ultegra and up ) but if you want to make your own custom cassettes, it's often more cost effective to just buy whole clusters and mix and match.
Aug
17
comment Can I replace my Shimano RX 100 with a Campagnolo group?
It would help if you could provide more details about exactly which parts you want to swap. In particular the type and number of cogs on the rear wheel is important.
Aug
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answered Do more expensive bib shorts make a difference when sat on a turbo trainer for hours on end?
Aug
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answered Tightening threaded headset locknut
Aug
15
comment What's this noise? Is it from my crank?
The symptoms you describe in the start gate suggest to me that your freewheel may need replacing. BMX racing is pretty tough on single speed freewheels.