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  How to raise handlebars on a threadless stem
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:52 PM - Forum: Stem & Handlebars - Replies (6)

Hey Alex,

I have a question for you that may or may not be good for an entry on your site. We bought my wife a bike last year and she loves riding it, but her hands get sore. I have tried simple adjustments to the angle of her handlebars, but I think I would like to increase the height of them. I am not sure with her stem if this is simple a matter of loosening it or if I have to buy spacers or what not. I have old school bikes with old school headsets and I have never worked with one like this before. Can you give me some advice? And maybe this would be a good entry for you. Check out the pics.


  How do you rotate handlebars up or down?
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:47 PM - Forum: Stem & Handlebars - Replies (1)

I have a 2008 Trek 7500 with there new style handle bars. How do you rotate the handle bars up or down? On my trek 7100 there is a screw in the center to reset the handle bars. I would like to avoid taking the bike back to the store for this adjustment.

Thank you for your assistance.

  Why is my front wheel so stiff?
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:40 PM - Forum: Wheels & Hubs - Replies (3)

My front wheel seems very stiff. When I spin it the wheel slows down very fast, actually it hardly spins. It's very hard to ride up hills because I feel the bike slowing down with some type of force. I have disc brakes on the front. When I loosen the quick release lever the wheel spins freely when i tighten it then the wheel does not spin well. What can I do?
Thank you,

  Shifter shifting on its own
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:35 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - Replies (9)

I just got a new rear derailer last summer and it was fine for a while then it started shifting on its own so i have to hold the shifter to keep it form shifting on its own what can i do to fix that?
Thank you,

  Shifting problems - new drivetrain
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:30 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - Replies (3)

What do I need to adjust for my lower speeds on the middle chain ring. Gears 1-3 out of the nine want to jump gears slightly. My barrel adjusters have them shifting smoothly but in those particular gears they want to jump sprockets. I have a new chain, new outer and middle chain ring, and new cassette.

  Question about headwinds
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:28 PM - Forum: Riding Techniques - Replies (1)

I am planning to take a bike ride between Chicago and Death Valley, CA beginning mid-September. I would prefer to go east to west, but am concerned about running into strong headwinds. On average, how much speed will I lose going east to west? Also, is there a better time during the day to ride to minimize the wind?

Thank you,

  Bearing Grease Schedule?
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:27 PM - Forum: Lubrication - Replies (1)

I have question about hub grease/crankset/headset

I live in Las Vegas, and don't ride in rain ever. How often shall someone Re-grease those major points? Once a year? every 6 months? I put about 80-100 miles a week on my bike. A trek FX 7.5

Thank you,

  What is the difference between a cassette and freewheel?
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:22 PM - Forum: Chain, Chainrings & Sprockets - Replies (3)

What is really confusing me are the videos:
How To Replace A Freewheel
How To Replace a Cassette Cluster
Why are there 2 videos for the same thing? What is the difference?
And what I really don't understand: when do you need the chain whip and when not?
Maybe you can do a new video and explain it all in one...

  Quick Release Axle Question
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:16 PM - Forum: Wheels & Hubs - Replies (7)

I have been offered some quick release spindles for my bike.
Do I need special hubs for these spindles or can they be fitted to normal hubs? Mine have the nut fixings on both wheels.
The bike is a inexpensive mountain bike with front and rear suspension, but will not be used in extreme of road environment.
Many thanks,

  How is saddle width measured?
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:14 PM - Forum: Saddles & Seatposts - Replies (3)

How is saddle width measured? I'm 250lbs and don't know whether to get the 130mm or 143mm Specialized Phenom SL saddle.

  Where can I find fenders?
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:11 PM - Forum: Accessories & Clothing - Replies (3)

Great Website! My son and I really enjoy the instruction. Can you give some input on where to get short fenders, or fenders of any type, what to look for when selecting fenders and the benefits to rider and bike of having fenders?
Thanks again for such an excellent cycling must have website!

  How to fix your gear shifter
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 10:08 PM - Forum: Derailleurs & Shifters - Replies (4)

Can you make a How to video on "How to fix your gear shifter"? Mines broken and I don't know how to fix it! Now I can't go really fast because it's stuck at gear 1!

  Opinions on inexpensive road bikes needed
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 08:58 AM - Forum: Bikes & Components - Replies (7)

Just wondering if you have any opinion on inexpensive road bikes (less than $800) like the trek 1.2 or raleigh sport, etc. Not asking for sales help, but more do you think they are decent bikes? (long lasting, efficient, etc.) Are there any benefits to more expensive bikes other than less weight/aerodynamics? I would rather not buy a $700 bike and be disappointed.

  Chain loosing grip with the chainrings
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 08:51 AM - Forum: Chain, Chainrings & Sprockets - Replies (5)

When I ride in a gear past 4 my chain starts to make a popping noise. It does it more and more the faster I go. It's like when you shift to 1st gear then stop on a hill then try to go again in first gear it loose grips with the chainrings. It looses grip with the rear chain rings for about a second then regains grip. This only happens when I go to any gear past 4. Also when I stand up to pedal faster the chain just makes this weird pop sound and I loose all my speed because it looses grip with the rear chain rings. So do you know what is wrong?

  Shimano XT hub skipping
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 08:44 AM - Forum: Wheels & Hubs - Replies (1)

Why does my Shimano XT hub skip one time (or click) when pedaling either hard or easy without the slipping of the chain to the cog? Could it be that I need a new freehub body or new rear hub?
Thank you,

  Loose Pedal Arm
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 08:39 AM - Forum: Cranks & Pedals - Replies (1)

Moutainbike Magna, Right pedal arm hits bike frame as you pedal, crank appears to be a little loose. How do I adjust the crank or pedal arm? Any advice appreciated or if you know of anything else it could be.
Thanks, John

  Gear changing manual?
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 08:04 AM - Forum: Riding Techniques - Replies (2)

Is there a manual that shows the correct way to change gears on my sc1800 mtb? Bike manufactures assume that everybody who rides knows how to change gears-which is bull-and don't include instructions when a person buys a bike.

  How much for a decent road bike?
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 08:00 AM - Forum: Bikes & Components - Replies (1)


Your site has been very useful in helping me tune up an old junker bike a friend gave me. I've been using it to commute to my college campus (only 4 miles each way), but the bike won't last much longer and I need to replace it.

What should I expect to pay for a quality road bike that I will be using to commute to class and work, at least ten miles (total) per day?


  JIS Headset Info Needed
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 07:25 AM - Forum: Headsets - Replies (1)

I've been looking high and low for the proper installation/maint. of an old style JIS threaded headset and haven't been able to find anything on the net. If you happen to have some resources or information you could pass along to me, I would really appreciate it.

  How do I find frame specifications?
Posted by: Guest - 07-19-2008, 07:18 AM - Forum: Frame & Forks - Replies (4)

I'd like to know how to measure the maximum tire thickness clearance on a particular bike frame. I can't find the specifications on the frame website, that's why I need some help here.

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