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After traumatically sudden failures of a carbon seatpost, and shortly after, a carbon wheel, both resulting into painful crashes, I decided that my next fancy bike would not be a carbon fibre one, but titanium. I ended up buying a Cube HPT (frame made by Lynskey). After two years of moderate use (no crashes) I discovered a horizontal crack across the weld on ...


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I have not read all answers and comments so I might have missed a link already here, but I think this is the best site for for arguments about all to do with cycling and road safety. On the right hand site you will find many internal links to posts in themes, like 'what works' or 'cycle paths' I am not able to give you useful quotes from each of the links ...


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Firstly, to answer you question - no, it's not practical for me. Since this is a question of personal safety, no-one can make your decision for you. So in the rest of this answer I will try to set out the issues. It's fair to say that the issue of cycling helmets has been contentious in the past, so I'll give a recap of that. I say in the past because most ...


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Bicycle helmets are certified for the types of impacts that one would encounter while having an accident on a bicycle. Motorcycle helmets need to be able to endure much more, because riders are going much faster and have more momentum should they crash. Professional road racers ride much faster than the average cyclist (25 mph to 28 mph on flat terrain, in ...


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Yes to all the issues plus heat lack of ventilation comfort heavy and you are not sitting upright like on a motorcycle sight blocking you are in a more bent position even a mountain bike visor can block your vision on a road bike safety the weight can put more stress on your neck in a fall That said some bicycle helmets are safer than others. Not ...


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no. it doesn't help and will just make you uncomfortable with a lot of heat and i imagine its quite heavy which will put strain on your neck. you could maybe try a downhill helmet but really a road helmet is designed for safety of road cyclists. it does provide adequate protection, unfortunately i know this from experience. there are also goggles for those ...


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I mostly pedle up the climbs or hills only seated.But recently i have tried puting maximum gear before the climb.And wow results are fantastic for me.I climbed not only faster but easyer or so it seemed.But when i got off the bike i felt that my legs were taxed very mutch and it was slight bend in my knees from that fatigue.


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Weight limits are usually based on what the wheels can take rather than the frame. Also like with most things nowadays the manufacturers build in a margin of error so you can likely ride it safely 10-15 lbs above the actual limit. Riding on compact gravel should not bother the bike so long as you keep it clean - make sure dust isn't getting into the hinges. ...


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If you change your chain you must change the cassette or you're looking for problems. The chain basically molds the cassette and when you put a new one on, it's fresh but the cogs are shaped by your old worn out chain. So the new chain will not work well with the old, worn cassette.



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