Ritch Melton
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Reusable gloves for bike repairs?
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Park Tool recommends their own product: I used to hate gloves for anything (car, bike, whatever) until I got used to wearing them while in Iraq and Afghanistan. Originally I used the Mechanix Wear ...

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Are tubular tires still used today?
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I also got a set of tubular rims with an old vintage racing bike and I've stuck with them. I don't find them to be a hassle, but gluing does take a little technique and practice to be able to do it ...

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How should I train for a hilly ride while living in a flat country?
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Intervals. Lots of intervals. I had a similar problem when training for the Seattle-To-Vancouver ride while living in southern Michigan. We have hills up north and I took a few trips there before the ...

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What is a good replacement for a cable end cap?
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Those end-caps are quite reusable. If you take a pair of pliers and squeeze it gently so that the flattened portion opens up you can then slide it back onto the cable. Using the pliers you can then re-...

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What torque for caliper brakes onto carbon-alloy forks?
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The Park Tool BBB-2 lists the recommended torque for side/dual/center pull Shimano brakes as a range from 7.84-9.8 Nm. I see no specific mention for carbon frames/forks. Bicycle tutor has a similar ...

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Trainers: Fluid or Mag
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Using bikecalculator.com, I have a 165lb rider on a 15% grade at 12kph (units, oy!) needing roughly 500W. I'm pretty sure that most decent trainers can generate that, including the SuperMagneto Pro ...

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What cassete do I need to run with a compact crankset (50/36), to equal the same gearing as running a standard crankset (53/39) with a 11-28 cassete?
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Since you are interested in top speed I assume that means you really want to replicate the 53/11 combo. One way of finding a similar combination is by looking at a ratio of the front and back gear. A ...

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