Chris Cleeland
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Can I fix my Park Tool CCP-22 - the round head came off?
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I would contact Park Tool's customer service and inquire about warranty replacement. Their hand tools have a lifetime warranty against manufacturer defects to the original purchaser.

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Shimano PD-6800 vs PD-9000 pedals
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In addition to the points noted in other answers, there is a significant technical difference: bearings. Traditionally, Dura-Ace equipment with bearings has had much better quality bearings/races/...

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How do Mini V-brakes compare to cantilever brakes for Cyclocross bikes?
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Correctly set up V brakes don't make feathering any harder or easier than correctly set up cantilevers. What you give up with V brakes is clearance--for things like mud. If you ride in dry ...

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Are road bikes durable for use on roads full of cracks and potholes?
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Any bike can be ridden anywhere, for the most part. It's mostly a matter of how you ride it. As a rider, you are an active part of the equation. You cannot sit passively and just move your legs. ...

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What kind of brake pads for Dia Compe centre pull brakes
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Back when those were The Brake, the pad to use was the Scott Mathauser pad. The compound was soft, reminiscent of a pink pencil eraser. While no longer made, there are several brands that offer ...

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First long bike ride: Determining the cause of saddle soreness
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At that speed and distance you did a 3h ride. Anytime you do the same thing for 3h that you're not used to doing, you will encounter some "adjustment soreness". I am assuming you haven't done 3h rides ...

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How to prevent the derailleur cable fibres getting all over the places?
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Back in the day, cable ends were soldered. You could easily do the same thing with standard pipe solder. But the easiest solution is to roll past your LBS and ask them for a cable end which they will ...

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Front tire skidding, resulted in a crash, any advice?
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At your weight I would size up to 25mm tires and run lower pressures. High pressure does not corner better than lower pressure especially in wet. Lower pressure permits more of the tire to engage the ...

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What skills/drills should I learn to descend faster and more confidently? (for mountain biking)
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If cornering is the primary issue I will offer the following advice: look thru the turn to where you to be when you exit use your brakes BEFORE you turn; enter the turn at the speed you want to hit ...

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How to remove cantilever brake arm?
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Most of the time bosses thread into the fork arms, although it's possible that they are permanently affixed. A shop should be able to advise you, and if they are replaceable should be able to help you ...

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High-end components
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There is a company called Velo Orange that sells stuff of the type you seek. They have other brands as well as house brands. Note that I've no personal interest in this company not have I ever ...

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What should I use, VeloPlugs, Rim Tape, or Rubber Rim Strips in new wheels?
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Velox. If you can't get it, go to medical supply store and get COTTON bandage tape; you'll have to cot your own valve stem hole. Veloplugs are lighter weight. Good for race setup.

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Minimum tire pressure for 20 mph (32 kph) turn
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In this Technical FAQ from VeloNews (http://velonews.competitor.com/2014/05/bikes-and-tech/technical-faq/technical-faq-tire-grip-wet-conditions_328827), several tire manufacturers answer the questions:...

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Is my bike getting ruined?
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Consider using something like isopropyl alcohol to wipe down things that need to be clean but not moist/damp. You can use that on brake components with no residue and with no harm to surrounding ...

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