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Links to some useful topics
« on: July 18, 2011, 04:46:01 pm »
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Note. Some topic titles have been renamed here for clarity, alphabetisation or duplication-prevention.  Some links are to Knowledgy topics in boards other than The Knowledge.

BOTTLES & HYDRATION
Fuel bottle in a standard bottle cage - includes informative discussion of fuel bottles in general.
Ortlieb water carrier as a hydration solution

BOTTOM BRACKETS
Spindle lengths and Campy triple chainsets

BRAKES
Blocks - replacements
Disc brakes - how to chose and fit? - Avid BB7
V-brakes - comparing models

CHAINS
Chain lubricant - an experiment
Campag 10-speed chain questions

CLOTHING
What cycling cap?

CRANKS & CHAINRINGS
Chainring tightening

CYCLE COMPUTERS
GPS BOARD
What computer?

FRAMES
Cold setting - bending to take a different hub width.
Frame building pictures - from a Dave Yates course.
Help with frame related questions - from Dave Yates.
Respraying tips

LIGHTING
Axa bottle dynamo - instant review, in thread about speccing up a commuting/touring bike.
Bottle dynamo question - left or right handed mounting?
'College' bike lights - Recommendations for cheap, low-maintenance, 'be seen' lighting.
Dynamos: smart looking connectors for hub dynamo - and tidy dynamo light cabling.
Ixon IQ battery bodge - opening the case and bypassing the unreliable contacts.
Lights, Please - Bicycle Lighting Options Overview (Oct 2013)
Rear lights to fit on a rack
Sturmey Archer Hub Dynamo - Modern lights with vintage dynamo.

LUBRICATION
Can someone explain grease to me?
Chain lubricant - an experiment
Grease for bolts and nuts

MIRRORS
Bar-end mirrors
Bike Eye - head-tube mounted mirror
Mirrors on bikes

Recumbent-oriented (but still worth a read if you're choosing a mirror for an upright):
'bent mirror
Mirrors
Mirrors. Show us yours

MUDGUARDS
Stays - cutting

PANNIERS
Choosing panniers
Ortlieb - crash damaged
Ortlieb panniers - which to take? - The merits of various types of Ortlieb pannier, also compared to Carradice etc.
Pannier bags - Bike fit and security (mostly Ortlieb)

PUMPS
Pump recommendations
Zéfal HPX fettling
Zéfal HPX - repair handle?

SEATPOSTS
Removing a stuck seatpin (steel frame) - particularly with caustic soda.

TOOLS
Chainring tightening
Torque wrench, what

TRAINS, PLANES and AUTOMOBILES
Bikes on Planes
Bikes on Trains: 3 easy questions - Luggage, locking, booking.
Trikes on Planes
Trikes on Trains

BIKE CARRIERS:
Advice? - Roof vs rear mounted.
Best that won't damage a hatchback
Rear-mounted rack for a hatchback car
Roof-mounted? - That clamps to seat tube.
Roof rack security
Tow bar and cycle carrier - Recommendations.

TRAILERS
Boxes for Carry Freedom Y-Frame trailer - For transporting garden waste and similar loads.  Includes discussion of the Y-frame in general.
Potential cargo trailer question - Transporting a bulky object by trailer and other creative methods.

TYRES and INNER TUBES
20" Tires - For recumbent trike.
25c vs 28c tyres
Commuting tyres
Difficult tyres - how to fit
Difficult tyres - re tyre and rim diameters
Inner tubes - use for old ones
Inner tubes - 18-23 tube in a 25 tyre?[/url]
Marathon Plus - fitting
Tubeless for Dummies
Winter studded tyres

VARIOUS
Skip Bike and Bodge It BOARD
Useful Bodges To Cycling Problems

WHEELS
8 to 9 speed cassettes
32 versus 36 spokes
Alfine 11 hub gear servicing
Rim, how to fit a new one
Skewers: cam vs hex
Truing trike wheels - thru-axle adaptors to make trike hubs fit properly in a truing stand.
Wheelbuilding myths debunked


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