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comment Speed and distance for a beginner
@super yep agreed and you can also use a HRM for all other sports too.
Jun
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Jun
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Jun
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comment Speed and distance for a beginner
@super you can indeed do without cadence, but it's a nice way to be consistent about how you train so you can compare the different rides that you do.
Jun
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comment Speed and distance for a beginner
@BinaryOverride no it won't even if the sensor is on the front wheel. When you have a combination of cadence and speed, I've always found that the speed sensor is on the rear wheel as you've got all the cables going back to the pedals anyway.
Jun
30
comment Speed and distance for a beginner
@mattnz interesting point - I've removed the section about heart attacks as it's a fairly extreme case and not very relevant
Jun
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Jun
30
comment Speed and distance for a beginner
I have the wired strada - I wouldn't trust the wireless either
Jun
29
answered Speed and distance for a beginner
Mar
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revised Buying a used higher quality bike vs a lower quality new bike
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Mar
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answered Buying a used higher quality bike vs a lower quality new bike
Sep
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Sep
16
comment What advanced cycling skills are useful for a commuter or city rider?
Learning to curb hop means you're more prepared if you hit a hole in the road (you get some big holes in London after winter).
Sep
16
comment What advanced cycling skills are useful for a commuter or city rider?
Make sure the tyres are pumped up enough. I borrowed a friend's bike and put a ding in his front wheel when going up onto the kerb
Sep
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Sep
16
comment What advanced cycling skills are useful for a commuter or city rider?
The only time I've been knocked off is from a car turning right
Sep
16
comment What advanced cycling skills are useful for a commuter or city rider?
@Trengot I think zigdon's point is that when you're track standing your wheel might be pointing in either direction and you'll be drifting in different directions, so its less obvious that if you're staying to the right or the left of the road.
Jul
4
comment Used-bike: How much to reserve for repairs/upgrades of total budget?
If you've got a fixed budget there's a possible trade off you can make: older but better vs newer but cheaper. The problem is that the older but better will have a two factor cost implication: the parts will be more worn out and they will be better parts so each of the individual parts will be more expensive to replace like-for-like. I personally would always go for the older but better and add in the extra potential costs of replacements
Jul
15
comment How important is it for a cyclist to be able to perform tricks?
@ttarchala I agree with you, they're probably not the biggest problem - junctions in fast moving traffic are a bigger issue. So I would say that balance is probably more important, e.g. being able to recover from hitting pot holes and knocks from wing mirrors.