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09-05-22, 09:08 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,538
Posted By Iride01

Doesn't really matter why they got out of true....

Doesn't really matter why they got out of true. Just get them trued up by a decent wheel person at a shop. Might be after the crash you were just looking closer at the bike and the wheels were like...
09-05-22, 07:44 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 2,538
Posted By Andrew R Stewart

Yes. Wheels are very strong for their weight in a...

Yes. Wheels are very strong for their weight in a vertical direction (the direction that closely follows the spoke pathways) and are much less strong in a lateral direction (across the spoke angles)....
08-30-22, 05:58 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 373
Posted By FBinNY

Yes, using smaller sprockets shortens chain life....

Yes, using smaller sprockets shortens chain life.

2 reasons for this.

1- driving torque, both input and output, is the product of sprocket radius and chain tension. So any system using small...
08-21-22, 07:21 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 625
Posted By posse

Have used the Koolstop for several years,...

Have used the Koolstop for several years, primarily for initial tire installation. I jersey pocket one on every ride - it's been handy for me and others on group rides.
05-04-22, 08:26 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By zacster

The few times I've used plastic levers I've...

The few times I've used plastic levers I've managed to snap them. I stick to the metal levers that came my way 30-40 years ago. That said, I prefer to not use levers at all. Even my Schwalbe...
04-20-22, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 357
Posted By dabac

A very common 1st attempt is to hammer in a...

A very common 1st attempt is to hammer in a slightly oversized Torx bit.
Iíve had good luck welding a nut onto stripped screws, but the size and depth of recess makes that a less than ideal option...
01-14-22, 09:27 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 252
Posted By dabac

Or simply too much/too stiff grease in the...

Or simply too much/too stiff grease in the freehub.

If it was me, unless the f/h is so stiff that it makes the chain sag while coasting, Iíd just ignore it and keep riding. Thereís a good chance...
01-08-22, 07:52 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By andrewclaus

For tubes, that's close enough. For replacing the...

For tubes, that's close enough. For replacing the tire, though, beware. There are other nominal 16" tires that won't work. For instance, if the tire is listed with a decimal inch size, like 16 x...
01-08-22, 07:11 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 332
Posted By djb

35-349 means the tire is 35mm wide, 349 is the...

35-349 means the tire is 35mm wide, 349 is the #in mms of the wheel / rim diameter.

for tubes, convert the imperial numbers you mention, 1 inch and 3/8 inches to mm to see how close this is to...
Forum: Road Cycling
12-05-21, 12:55 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 715
Posted By Leinster

I paid that much for my CAAD10 new in 2013....

I paid that much for my CAAD10 new in 2013. Though mine is 2x10, and was a previous year model.

Itís a very good bike, and prices now arenít what they were, but it sounds steep to me.
Forum: Commuting
08-05-21, 09:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,045
Posted By ThermionicScott

^ All of this. My commuting is on SPDs and...

^ All of this. My commuting is on SPDs and either PD-A600 or PD-M520 pedals. The latter is nicer for commuting because you can just put your foot down and it will clip in -- no need to make sure...
07-18-21, 06:17 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 913
Posted By dsbrantjr

I don't but I do grease the lock ring threads,...

I don't but I do grease the lock ring threads, and all other threaded connections. I use Tef-Gel for dissimilar metal connections.
12-31-20, 10:45 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 11,921
Posted By momoman

Yes, itís an X8.93 chain. I think it was a...

Yes, itís an X8.93 chain. I think it was a manufacturing defect. I wasnít mashing up the hill but was trying to spin then started hearing a clicking sound and resistance so i immediately stopped. I...
Forum: Commuting
12-21-20, 03:51 PM
Replies: 15,634
Views: 12,146,884
Posted By mattia76

Hereís my commuter/man-about-town bike. I get...

Hereís my commuter/man-about-town bike.
I get to store it in my classroom too!
...
12-04-20, 11:02 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,381
Posted By Crankycrank

No issues with my Octalink BB after 20k miles...

No issues with my Octalink BB after 20k miles either. Very solid BB. Just make sure the crank arms are mounted perfectly on the splines before tightening and check every once in a great while that...
Forum: Folding Bikes
08-18-19, 09:42 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 7,100
Posted By Raxel

1. They DO NOT offer better braking power. They...

1. They DO NOT offer better braking power. They have exactly the same geometry as the stock brake, which means they have exactly the same mechanical advantage.

2. They should have better pads...
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