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cip1000

Member since Dec 2013 • Last active Jul 2019
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    You might want some "proper" track nuts (with captive washer).

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    I vote for this. A nipple has unwound itself so the spoke tension goes to zero under load in one wheel position and +ive tension in another, making the noise. That's the theory, anyway. Look for a spoke under less tension that its chums.

  • in Travel & Trips
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    I found it hard to research interesting bike stuff in advance due to language and lack of foreign customers.
    Knowing a tame local person would really help.

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    I'd also suggest visiting the west bank in addition to Tel Aviv and Jerusalem to get a better understanding of the area. Walking from Bethlehem back through the checkpoint was straightforward.

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    I guess the new alxe is a 10mm threaded one and there is a load of clearance between it and the bearing. Which is bad, but not terminal. I guess you also put lock nuts on the inside as a "lip" substitute. Which should be fine if they're in the right place. If you haven't, then you've probably got a lot of lateral load on the bearings so they will wear out faster. It is really casual, but I don't see why it wouldn't work ok for a bit. The only (really unlikely) way I can see you killing yourself is if you can get the bearing to disintegrate or walk out of the hub while you're traveling at speed.

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    Taiwan invented bubble tea.

  • in Mechanics & Fixin'
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    They do various sizes as they figure that the hole in the frame may become enlarged through wear. If you're just replacing yours for fun, get the smallest one. If your hinge was wobbling, maybe a larger one is required. You can definitely get them from a brompton dealer.

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    1. Learn Spanish if you don't know it already.
    2. Otherwise, at least learn the words for today and tomorrow because if you want to buy a train or bus ticket, probably you want it for today or tomorrow.
    3. Casa Particulares are great.
    4. Waterproof backpack. When it chucks it down, it really chucks it down.
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    It was a pleasure.

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