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10-01-22, 01:50 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 256
Posted By alexk_il

Yep, the tire has less than 200 miles on it. The...

Yep, the tire has less than 200 miles on it. The bike is always either inside of my house or my garage, that's definitely not a sabotage.

Nothing major happened after the tire explodes. Just extra...
10-01-22, 11:51 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 343
Posted By alexk_il

There are two nuts on both sides of the wheel...

There are two nuts on both sides of the wheel working in opposite directions. Applying two cone spanners ends up with one of them being unscrewed. The other one is then "stuck" and rotates together...
10-01-22, 09:26 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 256
Posted By alexk_il

Tire exploded, any lessons?

I was enthusiastically flying down the tarmac hill and hit a not so large tree branch. Didn't even feel anything on my drop bars, though I have an old Manitou suspension fork.

It felt like the...
09-14-22, 08:33 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 478
Posted By alexk_il

One of my kids is genuinely confused between a...

One of my kids is genuinely confused between a pocket fidget spinner and the front wheel of my bike on the stand. Bingo! I think you nailed it. Will try sandpaper and isopropyl alcohol next week,...
09-11-22, 06:33 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 334
Posted By alexk_il

Thank you, I just needed the term "Cable stops"...

Thank you, I just needed the term "Cable stops" to find what's required.

Here is a quick video that explains how it works, perhaps it will be helpful for someone in the future.
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07-16-22, 05:49 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 337
Posted By alexk_il

I am the OP, so I can confirm that the bike in...

I am the OP, so I can confirm that the bike in question came with English thread. Not surprising for a bike designed and built in the UK.
07-15-22, 10:09 AM
Replies: 55
Views: 1,104
Posted By alexk_il

From Shimano instructions for MTBs...

From Shimano instructions for MTBs (https://si.shimano.com/pdfs/dm/DM-CN0001-05-ENG.pdf):1. Mount the chain on to the largest sprocket and the largest chainring. Next, add 2 links to set the length...
06-15-22, 03:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 668
Posted By alexk_il

Found this insane video about 46/27t cranks. Wow,...

Found this insane video about 46/27t cranks. Wow, that's 19t chain capacity. Can anyone recognise the FD on this bike? Ultegra? 105?

https://youtu.be/Cp20Eahz_DI
06-07-22, 04:57 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,604
Posted By alexk_il

Thanks. During the last year I progressed...

Thanks.

During the last year I progressed from not being allowed to walk for more than 5 minutes to being able to cycle for an hour while being well within the cardio exercise heart range. I could...
06-06-22, 06:53 AM
Replies: 72
Views: 2,604
Posted By alexk_il

Big thanks to everyone who replied. Learned a lot...

Big thanks to everyone who replied. Learned a lot here, the bottom line for me that I might be disappointed if I expect a huge performance benefit from switching to clipless.

I might try the cheap...
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