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When a bike mechanic says
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notoriousDUG replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"Right now, yes.  My schedule varies so send me a message if you want to come in to either shop and we can sync up. "
Sunday
Tricolor replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"I spent more than the cost of a wheel replacing my other brakes a couple weeks ago. Doug are you still at Johnny Sprockets?  The north location's not as convenient as when it was on Bryn Mawr but my rear wheel is starting to get a little…"
Saturday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"Exactly. I never understood why people are so averse to replacing rims. Y so cheap? They are a wear item just like tires or brake pads. When they wear out why not just replace them? I'm a fan of Sun CR18 rims, they cost about the same as the…"
Saturday
mike w. replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"When in doubt, change it out."
Saturday
notoriousDUG replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"Yes it is a valid statement. Your picture is useless because it is looking at the breaking surface head on which makes it impossible to see how worn it is.  Even with a better angle it would be hard to tell in a picture without seeing it.…"
Saturday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"If you can't trust your mechanic enough to tell you the truth about this issue then you need to stop going to him and find another one.  If you don't know mechanics yourself you are literally placing your life in the hands of the…"
Friday
Lee Roy Carrier replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"Agreed, it's a bit tough to tell from the photograph. Foreign material embedded in old brake pads would sand an aluminum rim down over time. I would think it would require very heavy braking, a lot of embedded stuff, and time. What I see most…"
Friday
Self-sealing Stembolt replied to dan becco's discussion When a bike mechanic says
"I guess it all depends on how averse you are to random parts of your body sliding on the ground at your typical riding speeds and perhaps other, much-larger, vehicles rolling over you as you slide upon said ground. "
Friday

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Cyclocross
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