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    Velostar?

    Hi everyone,
    Have any of you bought any bike parts or accessories from Velostar? How are they to buy from?
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    Thanks SkyDog and Randomgear!

    Thanks SkyDog and Randomgear!
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    Park Tools PCS-10 vs PCS-9

    Hi everybody,
    For the purposes of a home mechanic, is the PCS-10 significantly better than the PCS-9? Is it so much easier to use or more stable or convenient that the extra cost is justified?...
  4. Hi everyone, Thanks for the feedback. I did not...

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for the feedback. I did not see any obvious problems per the above recommendations. I asked my LBS to safety check the drive train. They identified a loose cassette as the issue....
  5. Rumbling feeling through crank arms?

    Hi everyone,
    I am a novice mechanic and own a 2010 Surly Long Haul Trucker. It has a 56 cm frame and 700 c wheels. I recently installed a new set of Truvativ MTB Isoflow chainrings (22T, 32T, and...
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    Hi everyone, Thanks for the advice on how to get...

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for the advice on how to get my cassette off. I got the cassette off today. In case anybody else runs into a really stuck lock ring, here is how I did it. I spent the past few...
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    Hi, Yes, there is an arrow on the lock ring...

    Hi,
    Yes, there is an arrow on the lock ring pointing one way to lock. I use the wrench to try and push the lock ring in the opposite direction.
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    Hi Kimmo, Thanks, I appreciate the thought but...

    Hi Kimmo,
    Thanks, I appreciate the thought but please remember that gravity keeps pulling the chain off when I try to cinch down to remove the cassette.
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    Hi Chris, wow, that Pedros tool is plain scary...

    Hi Chris,
    wow, that Pedros tool is plain scary looking. Thanks for the tip!
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    Hi FBinNY, I will arrange for a photo tomorrow....

    Hi FBinNY,
    I will arrange for a photo tomorrow. In the interim, I purchased a couple small clamps at home depot to pin down the chain as suggested above. This helped but ultimately my clamps flew...
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    Thanks everyone. Please keep the tips coming!

    Thanks everyone. Please keep the tips coming!
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    Hi all, Thanks for the responses. I have...

    Hi all,
    Thanks for the responses. I have actually watched the Spin Doctors video linked above a few times but am not seeing why I can't get the chain whip to stay seated. I feel like I am doing...
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    Chain Whip Won't Work - Help!

    Hi everyone,
    I am attempting to change a 9 speed cassette on my bike. The cassette is worn but not crazily so. To assist, I am using a Park Tool SR-1 Sprocket Remover/Chain whip with Header. When I...
  14. Thank you Andy.

    Thank you Andy.
  15. Hi Andrew, Thanks for your response. Sorry for...

    Hi Andrew,
    Thanks for your response. Sorry for being vague - I am new to bike repair and working my way up up the learning curve. There is no model number on the crank arms or chainrings that I can...
  16. Replacing Middle Chainring on Truvativ Isoflow

    Hi everyone,
    I own a Surly LHT with a 22/32/42 "MTB" IsoFlow Truvativ triple chainring set. I run a 9 speed cassette. The middle chainring is likely due for replacement - some of the teeth have...
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    Hi everyone, Thanks for your replies. This is...

    Hi everyone,
    Thanks for your replies. This is fascinating information. I am curious if anyone has information on commuting conditions in Richmond, VA or Norfolk, VA?
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    Thanks JYL. This is good information.

    Thanks JYL. This is good information.
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    Best Commuting City in the South?

    Hi everyone,
    I am a bike commuter from the frozen US Northeast where winter does not really end until early June. My wife and I are considering relocating to the US South. Among the major Southern...
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    Hi JYL, I have experimented with riding hands...

    Hi JYL,
    I have experimented with riding hands just off the hoods for the past couple days. I can go about 30 seconds before I have to return to the hoods. Sliding a bit back on the seat does help me...
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    Hi JYL, Thanks for explaining about seat...

    Hi JYL,
    Thanks for explaining about seat positioning.
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    Hi Tom, Yes, I am doing physical therapy for my...

    Hi Tom,
    Yes, I am doing physical therapy for my rotator cuffs. You say you keep your shoulders down when you ride. I have been told for good posture to keep my shoulders back. Could you explain more...
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    Hi, Thanks for your help here.I will post better...

    Hi,
    Thanks for your help here.I will post better pictures tomorrow.
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    Hi Carbonfiberboy, In traffic, I usually ride on...

    Hi Carbonfiberboy,
    In traffic, I usually ride on the interrupter brakes, because traffic where I live is brutal. I want maximum control of the bike if a car door swings open on me or I see a fresh...
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    Hi jyl, Thanks for your recommendations. I...

    Hi jyl,
    Thanks for your recommendations. I really like your positive stem idea! These are really great tips. You raise an interesting issue with the interrupter brakes. I already have interrupter...
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