Fred the Magic Wonder Dog

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Aug
17
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
16
answered Do more expensive bib shorts make a difference when sat on a turbo trainer for hours on end?
Aug
16
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.
Aug
13
comment How to prevent freehub body damage?
FWIW, there are newer freehub bodies that have small steel facing edges to help prevent this kind of wear. interbike.mtbr.com/american-classic-mtb-race-29-wheelset/…
Aug
13
reviewed Approve suggested edit on How do I use my power meter file to improve my time up this steep hill climb tt?
Aug
11
comment Changing wheel size - what should I know?
FWIW, the 51 mm is the nominal width of the tire inflated on a standard rim, not the height of the tire with knobs, tread, etc...
Aug
11
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Replace Brompton folding pedal - what tool is needed?
Aug
11
answered Changing wheel size - what should I know?
Aug
9
answered Cable routing around bottom bracket
Aug
7
answered Truing an 'out of round' wheel
Aug
4
comment Homemade Tubeless Tires
I'd suggest going to mtbr.com and searching "ghetto tubeless".
Jul
30
comment Quick Release on Fixed Gear Bike
Sheldon Brown to the rescue sheldonbrown.com/fixed-conversion.html#qr
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?