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Added a comment about video How-To: Wheel Truing with Art's Cyclery 3/7/2014 9:24 AM

You are right Big Bird. If you have a flat spot "created by your awesome huck" then your rim is bent and you will need to actually tighten the spokes in the affected area in order to restore even tension in the wheel. The advice on loosening spokes to improve flat spots is intended for undamaged rims. As explained, once a rim is bent, it begins an irreversible journey towards retirement. At that point it is all about mitigating the damage through a restoration of spoke tension.

On another note, we'd like to second your endorsement of "The Bicycle Wheel" as an outstanding book on wheel building. Anyone who is serious about wheel building should read it.

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Added a comment about video How-To: Mountain Bike Cockpit Set Up with Art's Cyclery 1/24/2014 4:35 PM

Gareth Warren has the eagle eye! Your concern is well-taken, but we always make sure to clean the stanchion with a lint free rag, and use soft jaws on all our work stand clamps. As long as nothing abrasive comes in contact with the stanchion, and clamping force is low, there is little risk of damaging the seatpost.

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Added a comment about video How-To: Mountain Bike Cockpit Set Up with Art's Cyclery 1/24/2014 4:35 PM

Daniel Layton brings up a good point too. Proper bar width is a function of rider physiology, style, and discipline. For smaller riders, 740mm could be too wide. Also, our recommendations are for Vital readers, who are mostly trail/all-mountain/DH riders, who usually value high-speed stability through technical sections over climbing efficiency. You are absolutely right, though. XC riders and smaller riders will benefit from experimenting with bar width.

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Added a comment about video How-To: Mountain Bike Cockpit Set Up with Art's Cyclery 1/24/2014 4:34 PM

Hey folks, thanks for the feedback. There are some excellent points brought up by the commenters. Slyfink's concerns are legitimate—our recommendations are not going to be perfect for everyone. Stem length and handlebar width interact and are influenced by your bike's geometry and your physiology. Slyfink, if you went with a zero-rise 50mm stem, there's a good chance that the lower handlebar position is what messed up your steering. There is no rule of thumb, but take a look at this for some thoughts on stem length.

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Added a new video Ask a Mechanic: Removing Stuck Cassettes 10/24/2013 9:01 AM

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Added a new video Ask a Mechanic: Disc Brake Setup 10/24/2013 8:37 AM

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Added a new video Installing Tubeless Tires Without a Mess 10/23/2013 10:09 AM

Learn how to install tubeless tires the easy way in this short video from Art's Cyclery produced for VeloNews. Follow the instructions, and you will have the cleanest tubeless tire installation possible. Check out Art's Cyclery for deals on the best mountain bike tubeless tires. http://www.artscyclery.com/mountain_bike_tires.html

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Added a new video Quick Tip for Repairing a Bicycle Chain 10/21/2013 3:27 PM

This informational video shows you how to make a chain tensioner tool out of a coat hanger so you can fix your chain out on the trail. Come check out our selection of chains at www.artscyclery.com

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Added a new video How to Fix a Damaged Mountain Bike Chain 10/21/2013 3:11 PM

This informational video shows you how to fix a damaged chain when you're out on the trail. Shop for mountain chains at Art's Cyclery here: http://www.artscyclery.com/catpage-MTBCOMPCHAI.html?crumb=MTMCOMP

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Added a new video SRAM San Luis Obispo Office Tour 10/21/2013 3:02 PM

Design Engineer Anthony Medaglia takes us through the SRAM office for an inside look at how SRAM cranks and chainrings are developed right in our backyard! Buy SRAM's great line of components at ArtsCyclery.com! http://www.artscyclery.com/catpage-SRAM.html

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Added a new video Art's Cyclery 2011 Mountain Bike Commercial 10/21/2013 2:58 PM

Just one of our broadcast commercials from 2011. Check out our mountain bike components at ArtsCyclery.com!

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Added a new video Art's Cyclery Team | Sea Otter Classic DH Practice 9/17/2013 2:33 PM

Check out our guys as they shred the downhill course at the 2013 Sea Otter Classic downhill course! Video was taken on a Go Pro Hero 3 with a Chesty Mount. If you're interested in a go pro or mountain bike gear, come check us out at www.artscyclery.com

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Added a new video Georgia Gould's Orbea Alma 29 Race Bike 9/17/2013 2:26 PM

See how Luna Pro Team rider Georgia Gould sets up her Orbea Alma 29 to win! Pro mechanic Chris Mathis reviews every component detail including the Fox ICD electronic lockout system and the gearing used on her Shimano XTR 2x10 drivetrain.

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Added a new video Intense Cycles Factory Tour 9/17/2013 2:10 PM

Art's Cyclery offers an inside look at how Intense Cycles produces world class mountain bikes. Meet Intense Cycles founder Jeff Steber and learn about his vision for the brand and why Intense has partnered with Art's Cyclery to sell Intense Cycles online. for more information on intense mountain bikes, visit us at www.artscyclery.com

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Added a new video Bell Super Helmet 2013 GoPro Footage 9/16/2013 1:13 PM

This GoPro footage was shot using the integrated GoPro mount on the 2013 Bell Super helmet. Pick up a new GoPro or Bell Super at ArtsCyclery.com! http://www.artscyclery.com/catpage-GOPRO.html http://www.artscyclery.com/Bell_Super_Helmet_2013/descpage-BSH3.html

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Added a new video Mountain Bike Cornering How To Tips 9/16/2013 12:48 PM

Learn basic mountain bike corning skills with Daniel at Art's Cyclery in this short, easy to understand video. Check out our blog article that outlines bike setup that can further help you to get your cornering dialed! http://blog.artscyclery.com/how-to-2/mountain-bike-cornering-skills-the-fundamentals/ For more information on mountain bikes, components, or accessories, come visit us at www.artsyclery.com

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