rusl
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Reoccurring Bent Axles, any reasons or upgrades?
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The reason for the bent axles is primarily due to your riding a bike with a freewheel. Freewheels (as opposed to a freehub) have a length of unsupported axle on the drive side of the bike that is ...

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Is there such a thing as frame failure?
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Just some notes on spotting cracks in metal frames: Look for cracks in the the paint. These can be quite small even ~5mm long for instance. Look at the stress points of the weld - that is usually ...

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Tube Flat Fold Width
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3 votes

I've never heard of that either. Surely useful to a manufacturer of tubes. I could see it being useful in that it might give you a real measurement of how much rubber you are getting. As you may know, ...

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How do I stop my brake from sticking?
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Lubricate everything, all moving parts of the calliper, inside the housing etc. Wipe excess off. Use a thin penetrating lubricant (tri-flo or similar, not WD40) Be very careful not to contaminate pads,...

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smallest cog of cassette rubbing on seatstay
3 votes

Add a spacer and re-dish. Or move some spacers from the non drive side over the the drive side (if they exist) if you don't want to open up the frame (that will require opening up the hub likely). 1mm ...

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Realign the cassette gears after removing the rear wheel
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It is good practice to shift to the smallest cog when removing and re-installing the rear wheel. This gets the derailleur out of the way and makes it easier. If the gears are not working now it may ...

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Can I somehow attach a bashguard on top of largest chainring?
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There is no reason not to, except it can be a pain to make it work. You need enough clearance for the chain. You need a good chainline. It depends on the spacing of your crank and the bashguard. It ...

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There is a lip on my brake pad from bad positioning. Can I remove the lip?
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Slice it off with a sharp knife if it is really big because a file will take too long and sometimes the large mass of rubber gets stringy on the edge with a file. Then file the whole pad flat. Re-...

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Replacement compatability for Shimano Mountain LX Chainring and or Crankset
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You cannot replace Biopace unless you find some antiques. Biopace ended 20 years ago. Other chainrings are all compatible if the BCD is correct. The only issue is the ramps or pins that are meant to ...

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Size of Pedal Threading on old German Glockenlager?
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Just try chasing the threads with the normal taps (remember the left side is reverse threaded) then try the pedals. Sometimes just chasing and cleaning will be enough, and what have you got to lose if ...

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How long do brake pads last in storage?
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Indefinitely. Do inspect them. Some poorly made ones can get hard or brittle. I've only seen than on mounted (unused) pads though, which are more subject to oxidation/sun/contamination etc.

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