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Sep
29
comment How to get the tyre back on to the rim easily?
+1 "Getting the wire bead into the well of the rim.." that's the secret. Since constantly having to change my tires (see: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/5312) I've now learnt from experience!
Sep
29
comment Two wheel sets, one bike - best approach?
Currently I'm with the 'changing tyres' solution, it's just that my tyres [Vittoria Rubino Pro Slick] & rims[DT Swiss 5.1D] are a right royal PIA to get on and off..! But I am getting better at it..!
Aug
7
comment Two wheel sets, one bike - best approach?
Would it be worth having a chain for each set, I've got those SRAM links so breaking and reconnecting would be a breeze.
Aug
7
comment Two wheel sets, one bike - best approach?
Who uses v-brakes? I've got hope hydraulic brakes with DT Swiss rims, I suppose I could go for thinner lighter rims for the road wheels, maybe even larger as I've probably got the clarence.
Aug
4
comment How do I calculate the diameter of a chainring from the number of teeth?
according to en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bicycle_chain all chains have a pitch of 1/2" (ANSI Standard #40)
Oct
28
comment Why does my rear derailleur keep breaking?
I think your right the chain was re-joined without using the correct replacement Shimano pin thingy.
Sep
20
comment Why does my rear derailleur keep breaking?
@neilfein, to me 'mechanical' implies a (mechanical) break-down. like a snapped chain or a cable or a broken mech/derailleru in this case.
Sep
9
comment Why are tubeless tyres popular in mountain biking?
Are they that popular, where I ride, we'd regularly change tyre for the conditions and tubeless just doesn't seem worth it... I don't know anyone who rides with tubeless!
Sep
9
comment Why are tubeless tyres popular in mountain biking?
+1 for being the most important reason (in my opinion).
Sep
8
comment Why does my rear derailleur keep breaking?
The hanger is fine.. The bike is steel and after the first mech went the hanger was bent but got it straightened and mech replaced at my LBS. Just to emphasises, the mech was nowhere near the spokes..! :o|
Sep
5
comment I'm changing from 8-speed to 10-speed will I need to replace my rear Hub?
+1 for the link I'll bookmark that. Cheers.
Aug
25
comment Perfectly setting up gears - how?
have you ever replaced the chain or rear cassette or front chain rings?