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  1. The only exception I can think of would be...

    The only exception I can think of would be coaster brake where you want something that withstand high temps.
  2. I find the biggest advantage for clipless is more...

    I find the biggest advantage for clipless is more that I can more easily get through the dead spots at the top and bottom in the crank cycle rather than pulling up on the crank. I can do it on my...
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    Personally I don't like rechargeable headlamps...

    Personally I don't like rechargeable headlamps because they don't last long enough. I'm often out riding long enough in the dark that I need more than 2 hours batter life. I use a flashlight that...
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    My guess would be tire weight or wheel weight...

    My guess would be tire weight or wheel weight since it makes a big difference in how it feels to spin it up even if it's as little as 100g. A quick look shows the Nashbar tires are half the TPI of...
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    Wouldn't rim brakes have issues too in those...

    Wouldn't rim brakes have issues too in those conditions? The pads and brake track would be destroyed quickly too I would think.
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    Wait...I go through 2 to 3 sets of pads a year...

    Wait...I go through 2 to 3 sets of pads a year for the front brake on my commuter and a rotor every other year or so and I probably only ride 4000mi a year. This is on a Shimano Deore brake and...
  7. That article is how I decided what pressures to...

    That article is how I decided what pressures to run; actually that article recommends I run closer to 60-65 on the front. I have 700x28 so pressure doesn't need to be as high as your 25s. Only...
  8. The tires are Schwalbe Durano size 700x28; old...

    The tires are Schwalbe Durano size 700x28; old tire is Kenda something also 700x28.

    I didn't see much difference between 70 and 80 PSI on the front but I could certainly feel the difference over...
  9. How strictly do I need to adhere to the recommended tire pressure on the sidewall?

    I just put two new tires on my road bike and the sidewall says inflate 85 to 120 PSI, but I only inflate the rear tire to that range; typically I only inflate the front to 70 PSI. Is that still...
  10. I have a Muirwoods 29er. That thing is a...

    I have a Muirwoods 29er. That thing is a freaking beastly commuter. My only gripe is that the rear brake is outside the triangle. And yes, those wheels are hefty. The 29er version will take 55mm...
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    That is also when they changed the naming...

    That is also when they changed the naming convention from 7nnnFX to 7.nFX.
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    Newer Shimano shifters allow the tension release...

    Newer Shimano shifters allow the tension release lever to actuate in either direction. This allows the lever to be manipulated by both the index and thumb. That function is on my M590 Deore 3x9...
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    Ticking from BB

    I have a bike with Shimano 105 5600-series external BB and triple crank. Bike is Trek and the crank and BB are original.

    If I'm pedaling hard there will be a tick when the cranks are...
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    If it's 2x9, then only a 9 speed chain will work....

    If it's 2x9, then only a 9 speed chain will work. If it's 3x6, then get an 8 speed chain - 5/6/7/8 speed use the same chain.

    Shimano, SRAM, or KMC chains are probably the most common. Personally...
  15. I now know why I could not reproduce the issue on...

    I now know why I could not reproduce the issue on the stand before - the issue is caused by rotating the crank backwards. Counting the biggest gear on the cassette as gear 1, the issue is specific...
  16. It varies, but usually middle ring towards the...

    It varies, but usually middle ring towards the middle of the cassette.

    Yes, all parts are new out of the box.

    can you be more specific? I don't know what more info you need.
  17. Ghost shifting sometimes when starting from a stop

    I recently change the cassette, middle chainring, chain, and square taper bottom bracket on my bike and now from a stop I sometimes have this ghost shifting issue. The cassette and middle ring have...
  18. My work place only has the racks that allow...

    My work place only has the racks that allow attaching one wheel but about half the racks were removed recently. Bikes are not allowed indoors. Sometimes a motorcycle rider will take up the half of...
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    You should be able to use any 4x 64/104 mm...

    You should be able to use any 4x 64/104 mm chainring. It probably will cost more than the worth of that crankset though if you are getting 3 chainrings. You might be better off just getting a new...
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    The hybrid that I use for commuting has a...

    The hybrid that I use for commuting has a 26/36/48 with 11-32 cassette. I have never used that 48T chainring or the 11T on the cassette. In fact, if that 48T chainring disappeared, I'd never...
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    What chainrings are you using? There doesn't...

    What chainrings are you using? There doesn't seem to be much options out there. Would a single speed Salsa ring work?
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    Would it be bad to hit the wrench with hammer? ...

    Would it be bad to hit the wrench with hammer? When I've had to remove stubborn freewheels, I'd smack the end of the wrench with a deadblow mallet.
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    Lower gearing on my road bike

    I have a road bike with triple crank 30/39/50, and 12-27 cassette, but I'd like to lower the gearing a bit. I am thinking of replacing the 30 chainring with 28 tooth, maybe even 26, so this way I...
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    There is one mall here that will cut locks and...

    There is one mall here that will cut locks and collect the bike if it's not locked to the bike rack which, of which there is only one on the very end of the mall and about 500 ft from the entrance...
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    I wonder if this is to prevent people from...

    I wonder if this is to prevent people from blocking street signs or so that pedestrians can further down the street. Conversely, in SF, people obscure stop signs by parking van and trucks next to...
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