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11-19-18, 10:06 PM
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Posted By gsa103

The general rule about torque applies here. ...

The general rule about torque applies here. Small fasteners tend to get over-torqued, large fasteners are under torqued.
11-04-18, 10:23 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 437
Posted By gsa103

Air chamber pumps work really well for tubeless. ...

Air chamber pumps work really well for tubeless. And they're much lighter and more portable than a compressor.
10-21-18, 05:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 543
Posted By gsa103

Why are cranks the last place? Other than the...

Why are cranks the last place? Other than the frame, fork, and wheels its the heaviest component.

You could just go Dura-Ace.
10-20-18, 08:02 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 370
Posted By gsa103

Can you disconnect the battery entirely from...

Can you disconnect the battery entirely from everything? Do that and let it sit 3 days, if it's dead, the battery has gone bad.
10-20-18, 07:00 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 255
Posted By gsa103

You're fine. Look at it this way, how would the...

You're fine. Look at it this way, how would the rack flex a full inch to cause an issue. You've got solid lower supports, nothing is moving (much).
10-20-18, 06:01 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 528
Posted By gsa103

If you want wireless buy a GPS/ANT+ computer,...

If you want wireless buy a GPS/ANT+ computer, anything else is either junk or almost the same price as a GPS. The cheaper wireless units are too prone to interference.

Basically, if you want...
10-19-18, 06:34 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 360
Posted By gsa103

^^^ This ^^^ Gossamer is a spline type...

^^^ This ^^^
Gossamer is a spline type interface, as long as the splines are still good there's no need to replace.

With older square-taper cranks, when it fell off, it typically rounded the...
10-15-18, 05:11 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 348
Posted By gsa103

Make sure the tries are given a good spin once a...

Make sure the tries are given a good spin once a week or so. The sealant dries out over time, and you don't want it settling and drying out all in one lump in the bottom of the tire. The sealant...
09-17-18, 05:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 386
Posted By gsa103

Where are you thinking of touring? At this point...

Where are you thinking of touring? At this point any US/EU bike shop will have Shimano hydraulic spares, 3rd world would be different.
XT is great, XTR is basically just lighter.
Shimano...
09-17-18, 05:13 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 336
Posted By gsa103

What levers are you using? What size rotors? ...

What levers are you using? What size rotors? Have the pads been bedded in?
Rotor size makes a huge difference, so if your bikes have different rotors that will explain a lot. Shimano and SRAM...
09-04-18, 11:00 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By gsa103

Do a touch up bleed top-down. If the fluid...

Do a touch up bleed top-down. If the fluid coming from the front caliper is still a nice pink color you should be good for a while longer. If the fluid is darker, then it's had high heat and would...
09-04-18, 05:08 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 380
Posted By gsa103

For Shimano, if it's working well, probably about...

For Shimano, if it's working well, probably about as often as you repack hubs.
Annually isn't a bad idea, but you could probably go 3-4 years on a lightly ridden road bike.
SRAM should be bled...
09-02-18, 08:02 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 244
Posted By gsa103

That can happen on some bikes. Shorter...

That can happen on some bikes. Shorter chainstays make it more likely to have issues when cross chained.
08-27-18, 08:33 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,019
Posted By gsa103

Those agreements typically only apply to current...

Those agreements typically only apply to current model year products, so end of year sales are usually fine.

Bicycles are relatively simple and quite reliable, so you don't need a a lot of...
08-27-18, 08:23 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 302
Posted By gsa103

Yes, getting cuts like that is generally a sign...

Yes, getting cuts like that is generally a sign of a higher quality tire. Generally, a softer tire will ride better, have better grip and lower rolling resistance. Those same properties will also...
08-19-18, 07:00 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 182
Posted By gsa103

Yes and no. Yes you generally can, but the beads...

Yes and no. Yes you generally can, but the beads will be prone to popping off and it will take much more sealant to get it to stop seeping.
08-12-18, 05:04 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 200
Posted By gsa103

Bottom up is likely better at getting air out. ...

Bottom up is likely better at getting air out. The shop procedure is essentially for truly empty lines.

Most of the time air is trapped at or near the caliper, and so a top down is equally...
07-23-18, 05:29 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 801
Posted By gsa103

Cup and cone benefit from occasional maintenance,...

Cup and cone benefit from occasional maintenance, and can last indefinitely if maintained. Cartridges are simply replaced when they wear out, and require no maintenance.
There is no performance...
07-19-18, 06:15 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,009
Posted By gsa103

Wiping the outside is fine. Dripping directly...

Wiping the outside is fine. Dripping directly onto the rollers isn't going to accomplish what you want. If you want to clean the old lube off the rollers a degreaser, like OMS, is better. If you...
07-14-18, 05:55 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 318
Posted By gsa103

If you're willing to scarifice some top end, get...

If you're willing to scarifice some top end, get an mtb crankset.
07-10-18, 12:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By gsa103

Maybe if you're doing courier work. A road bike...

Maybe if you're doing courier work. A road bike like that generally isn't well suited to mounting racks. Generally, the aggressive riding position doesn't have great urban visibility, because your...
07-09-18, 06:31 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 683
Posted By gsa103

Some people actually recommend storing bikes with...

Some people actually recommend storing bikes with the front tire up so that the upper foam rings don't dry out.
07-09-18, 06:23 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 710
Posted By gsa103

Generally speaking, an electrified road bike...

Generally speaking, an electrified road bike (like the Giant Road-E+) will be the most efficient. Narrow tires for low rolling resistance, low weight and an aerodynamic riding position. Definitely...
07-09-18, 06:18 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 609
Posted By gsa103

If a tire holds pressure for 24-48 hrs, it's...

If a tire holds pressure for 24-48 hrs, it's generally not a puncture. Even a micro-puncture will be almost flat after 24 hrs. Bike tires do lose air over time, and most tires will be basically...
07-09-18, 06:14 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 852
Posted By gsa103

The top design is a typically Avid/SRAM, which...

The top design is a typically Avid/SRAM, which have a reputation for being noisy (google Avid turkey warble).
The bottom design a standard Shimano, which are generally considered to be good.
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