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A list of the last 100 comments (mostly questions and answers) on this website:

  1. Hello Relja! I need help !! I recently bought a hybrid bike bianchi comaleonte, and I am trying to swap…

  2. One other follow up.. see https://tektro.com/upload/Product/F_20210302182682aZqjUD.PDF Both standard v-brakes and mini-v brakes are categorized as linear pull brakes in the…

  3. What an amazing resource you are! Thank you Relja!! I just found your site. I’m considering buying a secondhand bike…

  4. Hello, Love your info as said on YouTube. You deserve more views. In a wheel hub, would you apply anti-seize…

  5. Hi Kevin, I’m not sure if the Race Face Cinch chainring is designed for Hyperglide+ chains (they make such models…

  6. I have a 1x 11 speed shimano cassette with a Raceface 1x narrow/wide cinch chainring. I have just replaced an…

  7. Great writeup! Somehow never stumbled upon this particular page before. For what it’s worth, I agree that “Reason” is just…

  8. Hi Alejandro, 1) I would expect any 8-speed chain to work on an 8-speed drivetrain. 2) If the outer plates…

  9. Hi Relja The chart you have says all 8 speed chains have 7.3mm pin length, But my Allez bike came…

  10. This was very helpful. I appreciated the clear description of terminology, as well as the helpful pictures of exactly where…

  11. I will miss my old araya rims,those old box rims certainly do the job for so many years and they…

  12. Hi Relja,just completed my first double walled alloy rim build,i have allways used the older araya box rims but thought…

  13. Hi relja,i did some more research on those sapim polyax ball joint nipples and i could only find one decent…

  14. i dont like any alloy nipples as they corode very fast and they are the most difficult spoke nipple to…

  15. Hi Relja thanks for your valuable information,it makes sence with those sapim polyax spoke nipples they would have less contact…

  16. my best advice is if you have sram gear,then go with all sram gear,if you have shimano gear,go with all…

  17. Hi Mike, EDIT: Disclaimer Many cycling enthusiasts, mechanics, magazines, and manufacturers seem to think differently. Still, until I find a…

  18. Hi Relja, very interesting reading on your wheel building articles,I totaly agree with you there is no need for exotic…

  19. Thanks for the info. I’ve seen the 3.74 and 3.9 floating around the internet. Perhaps they got it from you…

  20. Hi Brain, The cassette pitch given is a calculated average after measuring the entire cassette width – cassette width, minus…

  21. Concerning 11 speed spacing: “Sprockets are 1.6 mm thick, spaced at 3.74 mm (road), or 3.9 mm (MTB). ” Where…

  22. Hello! I was just wondering, I have an Sram X9 rear derailleur which has exact actuation and I’m searching for…