Fred the Magic Wonder Dog

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Jul
25
answered I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
Jul
21
comment What do I have to know, to replace my hydraulic disc brakes with new ones?
Do all brakes come pre-bleed and with the caliper/hose/lever pre-assembled?
Jul
21
comment Brake Cable Ends - Barrel and Pear Nipples
Well, I've got brake levers that are over 50 years old that use pear ends. It was certainly very common, but there are always exceptions. I think there are old examples of the MTB style as well, but I couldn't find any in a quick search. Maybe on Old English 3 speeds and similar bikes?
Jul
21
answered Brake Cable Ends - Barrel and Pear Nipples
Jul
18
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Jul
18
reviewed Approve suggested edit on What is the crank length on a Shimano Deore XT?
Jul
18
answered Can a guy wear a woman's helmet safely?
Jul
15
comment Replace 140mm fork with 160mm on Remedy 7 27.5 possible?
Sorry, I don't understand your question.
Jul
13
answered Replace 140mm fork with 160mm on Remedy 7 27.5 possible?
Jul
11
answered “Quick Fix” Tyre Repair Spray Cans
Jul
11
reviewed No Action Needed Knee feeling after long ride with road bike
Jul
11
comment How many years an aluminium frame lasts in a touring bike?
High end "steel" bike tubesets don't really have much in common with typical steel alloys. Back in the old days when steel was the only option, cracked frames on high end racing bikes was common after 50-60K miles.
Jul
11
comment How many years an aluminium frame lasts in a touring bike?
Steel does fatigue eventually, it just takes much longer. There is always a tradeoff in weight/durability regardless of the material.
Jul
8
answered Advice on Road Tires
Jul
7
answered Stuck front derailleur
Jul
4
comment MTB with Road crank
You already have "long" chain bolts. The bolts for a double are much wider than needed for a single chainring.
Jul
3
answered Why top touring bikes have no suspension forks?
Jul
3
answered MTB with Road crank
Jul
1
comment Specific 10 speed chain models that work well on 9 speed Shimano rear drivetrains
9 spd is a different width externally, not internally. I see no reason why this couldn't work. It's roughly 6.6 mm vs 5.88 mm. I've certainly used 9spd chain on 6/7 speed clusters w/o problems.
Jun
29
answered how long does it take to break in a brooks saddle (b17)