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Jul
1
answered Is it safe to re-use old spokes when re-lacing?
Jul
1
answered Why is wearing a skin suit in the Tour de France risky?
Jun
28
comment Is it safe to ride while taking mucinex (guaifenesin)?
The -D version is not completely clear for "in-competetion" in the DRO, it's conditional and may require you to be below a particular level or have a waiver (if using with a waivered diuretic). WADA lists it as a stimulant. Bottom line, if you are competing in a sanctioned event, do your research.
Jun
27
answered Is it safe to ride while taking mucinex (guaifenesin)?
Jun
21
comment What type of tires have tubes inside?
It sounds like you are running tubular tires on a clincher wheel. If so, this is probably not that safe. Pictures of both (with tire off of rim)?
Jun
19
comment smallest cog of cassette rubbing on seatstay
Is the hub/axel/skewer all assembled correctly?
Jun
18
comment How much do components really matter for a non-competitive rider?
Great answer. Specifically (for road) I would go with Force or Ultegra (or even Apex or 105) for the shifters and derailleurs. Then finish it with a nice long lasting cassette and chain (the race cassettes and chains are the bits the REALLY don't last long).
Jun
18
answered How do you make the handlebar stem straight?
Jun
8
comment How do you ride on a road that doesn't have a bicycle lane?
Since you live in Washington, I'd recommend joining Cascade and taking their commuting class. See: cascade.org/Home and cbcef.org/bike-commuting.html
Jun
7
comment What could be the reason for chain skipping
Was thinking it might have been the upper pulley making contact, but this doesn't seem to be the case.
Jun
7
comment What could be the reason for chain skipping
Another pic showing the derailleur might help. Doubt its the freewheel.
Jun
4
answered Spoke length with NOVATEC GOLD PISTA hubs and H PLUS SON SL42 rims
Jun
4
comment Bicycling and a Right Turn Only Lane?
I like this answer with the addition that you should do what minimizes the chance for a car to hit you (#1 priority) while trying to keep good car-bike relations going on (lower priority, but ultimately important). Be clear with your actions so cars know what you are doing.
Jun
4
comment how to fix gear ring that over-jumps
The "more pressure...chain over-jumps" makes me think not enough tension on the chain. Too long chain or weak rear derailleur.
Jun
3
comment Separate hex keys vs. combined multi-tool for bike adjustments?
FWIW, I think the ball ends are evil. They make the larger keys very slightly easier to use, but on the smaller (<= 3mm) ones you will just quickly round out the bolt.
Jun
3
revised Can I get a wheel dished without the bike?
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Jun
3
answered Should/can I return a new bike that seems too big?
Jun
3
comment Safety of fixies
I disagree. If a fixie has brakes and you ride it sanely, foot retention is not a must...even if someone types in in all caps. I actually recommend speed plays myself, but consider straps and cages to be dangerous to the uninitiated.
May
30
comment Safety of fixies
Nice looking bike...you may want to skip the pedal straps for the first couple of rides.
May
30
answered Safety of fixies