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Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 08-06-14, 03:52 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By SPiN 360
Thanks for the update.

Thanks for the update.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 03:50 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By SPiN 360
Thanks. I have been checking the part numbers for...

Thanks. I have been checking the part numbers for replacement pads and it does appear that the brake pads kits, at least the ones sold on Amazon, do come with the pads, cotter pin and spring/spreader...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 03:20 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By SPiN 360
Well I would prefer to get smarter about these...

Well I would prefer to get smarter about these self-maintenance things and be able to check my own brake wear, know when to get new pads, etc.

Looking around on Amazon, one reviewer claims the...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 02:59 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By SPiN 360
Thanks. Though this sounds like the pin will be...

Thanks. Though this sounds like the pin will be worn out / ruined as a result of bending it to remove it and then re-bending once you put it back in. Is this an irrational fear? Or do new pads come...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-04-14, 02:45 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,254
Posted By SPiN 360
How To Remove This Disc Brake Pad? (Strange Pin Configuration)

Hello everyone,

I want to check the wear on my SRAM Avid Elixir 1 brake pads, but I can't figure out how to remove the retaining pin.
As you can see in the image below, the pin has an elbow in...
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 08-02-14, 02:14 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 2,072
Posted By SPiN 360
Eh, flats happen. One time I was at a store,...

Eh, flats happen.
One time I was at a store, test-riding a bike that wasn't even purchased. Next thing you know, BANG! Good thing it blew just after I had gotten off rather than when I was riding.
...
Forum: Forum Suggestions & User Assistance 08-02-14, 10:41 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 721
Posted By SPiN 360
Forums Database Leaked to Spammers?

Hello,
When I registered on this site, I used a randomly generated unique alphanumeric e-mail address (i.e. 4h6n4drg3j@domain.com). This address is ONLY used for BikeForums.

Today I received spam...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 08-01-14, 06:43 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 920
Posted By SPiN 360
I've definitely used Goo Gone for removing the...

I've definitely used Goo Gone for removing the leftovers from stickers, though I would be careful on the bike frame itself. If any graphics/logos on the frame are stuck on with some kind of glue,...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-14, 09:33 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By SPiN 360
Another thought - do you have a valve stem with...

Another thought - do you have a valve stem with one of those little washers at the bottom that steadies it onto the rim? Maybe the washer is rattling.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-14, 09:05 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,808
Posted By SPiN 360
I had something like this and it turned out to be...

I had something like this and it turned out to be a strap on my helmet rattling against itself...
Also had an adjustable water bottle cage rattling because its adjustment screw wasn't tight.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-31-14, 09:39 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By SPiN 360
Indeed, this is the direction I am going even...

Indeed, this is the direction I am going even though my bike is not carbon. Though I think some guess work will still be necessary for the seat clamp since there is no value given on the bike.
...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-14, 08:41 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By SPiN 360
LOL...

LOL (http://www.bikeforums.net/bicycle-mechanics/225344-seat-clamp-torque.html)
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-14, 06:32 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By SPiN 360
Congratulations on reaching 20,000 posts.

Congratulations on reaching 20,000 posts.
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 07-30-14, 05:52 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 886
Posted By SPiN 360
Correct Torque - Manual Doesn't Agree with Bike

Hello everyone.

I ride a hybrid Giant Roam XR1.
I have started to do my own saddle height / position adjustments in an effort to ward off some knee issues.

The problem I am seeing is that I...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 06-02-14, 09:18 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 425
Posted By SPiN 360
Do your wheels have a quick release? If so, try...

Do your wheels have a quick release? If so, try releasing the wheel and then hold the brake lever tight before re-closing the quick release. This will probably eliminate this extremely minor...
Forum: Bicycle Mechanics 05-31-14, 07:02 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 2,277
Posted By SPiN 360
I suspect that for higher end competitive riders...

I suspect that for higher end competitive riders where weight and speed are a concern, rim breaks are superior in terms of being lighter and having extremely simple maintenance.

I think part of it...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-30-14, 11:09 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,364
Posted By SPiN 360
Recommended Reading: New or experienced riders:...

Recommended Reading: New or experienced riders: What were your rookie mistakes? (http://www.bikeforums.net/road-cycling/946140-new-experienced-riders-what-were-your-rookie-mistakes.html)
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-30-14, 10:44 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 2,647
Posted By SPiN 360
If it is running the Giant S-X2 700C rims, these...

If it is running the Giant S-X2 700C rims, these have an internal width of 19 mm.

Therefore, it should be safe to use tires ranging from 28-44 mm in width. (source...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-18-14, 10:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,627
Posted By SPiN 360
Waahhh I'm so jealous of your Italian...

Waahhh I'm so jealous of your Italian exploration!

Seriously though I love that country and I think it's one of the places I would consider for retirement.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-16-14, 09:06 PM
Replies: 85
Views: 4,707
Posted By SPiN 360
While I do keep my bike in the bathroom, the tub...

While I do keep my bike in the bathroom, the tub is reserved for storage of things like excess toilet paper, paper towels, boxes of crackers, etc.

Yes, my place has 2 bathroom and I'm the only one...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-13-14, 05:49 PM
Replies: 98
Views: 8,084
Posted By SPiN 360
I love both moderate trail-riding and also...

I love both moderate trail-riding and also frequently go on-road.
I'm not competitive.
I have a small place with room for only 1 bike.

The conclusion is obvious.
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-11-14, 04:11 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 879
Posted By SPiN 360
I have this one and it's quite nice. The only...

I have this one and it's quite nice. The only complaint is that it's expensive.
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-11-14, 02:56 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,660
Posted By SPiN 360
Are these really so good for trails that are not...

Are these really so good for trails that are not paved, have packed dirt, loose gravel, etc?
Forum: General Cycling Discussion 05-10-14, 02:07 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,774
Posted By SPiN 360
@Jcomer...

@Jcomer (http://www.bikeforums.net/members/jcomer-359718.html) Once you actually try riding with proper bike shorts with the chamois, you'll know why it's better.

Only a year ago I was saying the...
Forum: Hybrid Bicycles 05-06-14, 06:56 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,436
Posted By SPiN 360
I tried the 2013 editions of all of these. (Maybe...

I tried the 2013 editions of all of these. (Maybe not the exact models but definitely bikes in those product lines.) Opinions are very subjective and even if I personally love the feel of a bike, the...
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