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  • Favorite grease? Hands down Phil Wood works on a ll types of bearings sealed and adjustable keeps water out and rolls smooth. Chain lube? T9 if you do not clean your drive train regularly, every week to two weeks and WD-40 If you do clean regular…
  • I have ridden in Manhattan often and it is a great place to ride from central park to the trail along the west side highway you can ride all the way around the island with very little traffic exposure. My personal favorite is a late night ride over …
  • When measuring chains you should only measure 1 foot if the chain is stretched more than 1/2 the width of a pin it should be replaced. So measure from the middle of a pin and if the 1' mark on your scale is not at least touching the ending pin the c…
    in Chains Comment by jeffacme October 2017
  • The wattage data is complied by the use of a power meter and there are many types that are mounted on various components of a bike. You can indeed monitor power data live while racing and the data itself particularly FTP or functional Threshold Powe…
  • from the Compass Tires website been riding them for 4 years now "Supple tires are the most dramatic change you can make to the feel and performance of your bike. They roll more smoothly over the irregularities of the road surface, making them mor…
  • what do you mean by out of square? Is the wheel not centered in the dropouts? If the rim appears to be straight and there is a blip in the tire itself most likely it is not seated properly and you should not ride until it is fixed as improperly seat…
  • the slime tool is at Auto Zone $1.39 and Home Depot $1.48 in stock at both stores where I live.
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  • Triple chainrings are often thought to be difficult to setup but the reality is they really are easy if you remember just a couple things. The outer and inner rings are set by the stops on the front derailleur the middle is set by cable tension. If …
  • A full chain link is coincidentally 1" so you may be fine. Put the chain in the biggest front ring and smallest rear cog adjust the boom so the pedals are right and the derailleur cage should be roughly vertical. If near vertical and the gears shift…
  • @JamesR If you wash your bike/trike regularly it is usually a five minute process I rarely remove the chain to clean it as for the tubes just a pass or two will do it provided you keep your ride clean. No I was not banned ever from any forum. As f…
  • This is hilarious! No you do not have to remove the chain to clean the tubes put a strip or fabric soaked with degreaser through one of the links and use the chain to pull it through the tubes. repeat till clean.
  • Have broken and reused chains for the past 30 years never had a failure at that pin, always use a red sharpie or nail polish to mark the spot. In fact My go to road bike currently has a KMC X10sl hollow pin chain with 3800 miles on it that has no qu…
  • First check the distance between your heels and the horizontal boom you should have around 1/2-3/4" clearance. If so adjust the seat for a comfortable pedal stroke with slight knee bend at full extension. If not move the boom so you have that cleara…
  • It may be possible to true the wheel but with that kind of tweak it should be done by an experienced technician.
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  • That type of failure is highly unusual so I doubt it will be a recurring issue. If the free hub body is working properly as in freewheeling in coasting mode and catching immediately in drive mode there really should be no reason to disassemble just …
  • Have you compared to the front wheels? Maybe pull them and see if the bearings feel roughly the same? I recently put a new set of wheels on a project bike for a friend they were Nashbar vuelta blowout priced well built but do feel rough when spun by…
  • So lots of information here but you do have several options. The cost of a chain whip, lock ring removal tool and cone wrenches if the lock nuts are threaded should be less than $30 do you remember if the hub spun more freely when new? If not then y…
  • WD40 works really well has long as you keep your chain really clean as in clean it every two weeks or so. My favorite chain lube is T9 which can be found all over. I would not worry at all over one 30 minute rain even torrential. If you are concerne…
  • I would suggest you go to the GCN channel on youtube they have almost 50 training videos many of them are POV while riding up big climbs and some are more traditional spin class type videos. All will give you a variety of efforts designed to increas…
  • There is a guy I ride with occasionally that is on a fully motorized rover due to extreme weakness caused by nerve damage in a motorcycle accident. He can stand and walk twenty feet or so but that is it. He cannot pedal for more than a minute or so.…
  • the stock chain is 6 7 8 and will not work with a 10 speed cassette
  • For the last three months I have been running 10 speed on my trek "82" 720 with the original Huret Duopar rear derailleur and it shifts beautifully. The jockey wheels are just along for the ride and to manage chain length so the width isn't an issue.
  • You only need a cassette, shifter, and chain. The hub should accept a 10speed cassette the derailleur doesn't care if you are shifting 8 or 10 speeds. You will need a ten speed shifter and 10sp chain. For chain I would use KMC X10 about $20 but you …
  • Strava provides distance, elevation in feet and grades in percentage for it's segments. If there are no segments where you ride you can submit them yourself.
  • I have had bio pace chainrings on my touring bike since the day I picked it up in 1984. They do indeed provide relief in the weaker portions of the pedal stroke so yes they will in theory help you get going from a stop on an incline.  The effect is …
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  • DIsc rotor bolts are notorious for coming loose especially when riding off road. Part of the regular maintenance for any bike trike requires a quick check on bolts now and then. Since brakes stop you most importantly them. You can get new bolts at m…
  • I set up my Rambler so that there was around 1/2" clearance between the horizontal crossbar and my heel. pushed my cleats back as far as possible on the shoe, size 47 shimano, never had an issue. If your LBS will not set your Rambler up properly bec…