Updating my mountain bike

08 Oct

By the late '90s, this trend had gone so far that many casual/beginner cyclists were finding mountain bikes uncomfortable.In response, the industry came up with what is commonly known as a "comfort bike." Typical comfort bikes resemble mountain bikes in wheel size, brake and gear equipment, but also differ in several ways: In many respects, the comfort bike harkens back to the riding style/position of the classic English roadster, only with modern gears and brakes.Originally, "cog" referred to just a single tooth on a "cog wheel." Then "cog wheel" was shortened by popular usage to "cog." The original runaway popularity of mountain bikes was mainly related to their greater comfort for casual cyclists, compared to the drop-handlebar, skinny-tire sport-touring bikes that had been the predominant adult style through the '70s and early '80s.

This saves a lot of money for a manufacturer who doesn't need to deal with so many different sizes.When advertising makes a big deal about it, this is usually an indication that the part concerned is "machined from billet", i.e.that it is entirely sculpted from a big lump of metal.This is a common procedure for aligning and repairing steel bicycle frames. double cranks with full-sized chainrings (52-42, 52-40, etc.) were common in the late'70s and early '80s, but they had become nearly extinct for double chainrings.This buzzword sounds more scientific than "bending." It is a routine procedure for updating older frames to accommodate newer rear wheels that have wider spacing, when upgrading to modern gearing. The rebirth of this format, with smaller rings, was pioneered by Tyler Hamilton who used one of these in the 2003 Tour de France A system of using smaller-than-normal sprockets front and rear.