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07-15-22, 04:20 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 449
Posted By Tawraste666

Before spending more cash have you checked the...

Before spending more cash have you checked the rear derailleur hanger alignment?
06-22-22, 01:02 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 2,138
Posted By Tawraste666

No, get good stuff. A friend of mine used a...

No, get good stuff.
A friend of mine used a poundshop puncture repair kit and had the glue melt right off the tube due to the heat generated from braking on a fast and long descent.
Personally, I...
06-17-22, 11:46 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,230
Posted By Tawraste666

The park tension meter, like any measuring guage...

The park tension meter, like any measuring guage is only any good if it is calibrated, maintained, and used in a consistent manner.
Calibrating is easy. Rig up a spoke to a luggage scales and a...
06-15-22, 08:09 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 622
Posted By Tawraste666

That is awesome. I must have one....

That is awesome.
I must have one....
06-09-22, 07:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 608
Posted By Tawraste666

If you want to understand the strength of wheels...

If you want to understand the strength of wheels and how their construction deals with cyclic forces spend some time watching Bill Mould on youtube.
Bill's explanations are excellent, and he likes...
06-01-22, 03:56 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Tawraste666

Just wanted to let you know that your advice...

Just wanted to let you know that your advice worked! Thanks a lot, you have saved me some money!
I did manage to get the brake pad pin loose by freezing for an hour, but I used your method on the...
05-31-22, 01:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 192
Posted By Tawraste666

Thanks! I'll definately give that one a go....

Thanks! I'll definately give that one a go. :thumb:
05-31-22, 01:17 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 589
Posted By Tawraste666

Hanger alignment is such an easy and quick check...

Hanger alignment is such an easy and quick check to do, and 90% of the time that's what it is.
Once the hanger is aligned, the barrel adjusting bit takes 10 seconds to do and you wonder why you...
05-31-22, 12:50 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 1,248
Posted By Tawraste666

Plus 1 for buying the tools and doing it...

Plus 1 for buying the tools and doing it yourself.
With the greatest of respect intended, there's loads of bike shops near me and only one guy who actually does everything properly.
The other shops...
04-20-22, 03:00 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 325
Posted By Tawraste666

99% of the time its the hanger. Get that right...

99% of the time its the hanger. Get that right and the barrel adjuster is a 10 second affair.
I think a tool like this is indispensable.
And like so many pricey tools, they're so good you ask...
04-17-22, 12:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 521
Posted By Tawraste666

I have tubs of grease from various sources that...

I have tubs of grease from various sources that come with recommendations that seem virtuous but ultimately do not apply to me.
For example - the very expensive high temp red grease - great, but no...
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