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Apr
21
comment Does gear ratio affect Power?
As to max vs. efficient: Most efficient would be like a car - the speed/cadence which lets you travel the longest distance before you run out of fuel. Like a car, that is not necessarily the speed/cadence which gives you maximum power. And higher cadence generally means lower gears.
Apr
21
comment Does gear ratio affect Power?
As to the power thing: What I meant to say was that it depends on where you measure the power. If you measure power at the wheel, it will always be the same for the same speed and terrain. However, the power that the human has to exert may be different.
Apr
21
answered Does gear ratio affect Power?
Mar
17
comment How much rest (tendon or ligament), for a novice?
Hi, and good question! Just one (meta-)comment: To comment on answers, just use the "add comment" under the answer. If you comment the answers in your question, it's rather hard to read...
Mar
11
revised How to remove a crank arm with stripped threads?
fix link so markdown recognizes it
Mar
11
comment What's the most secure type of bike lock that costs less than $30?
And BTW, yes, there are battery-powered angle grinders. HOwever, they're typically not as powerful as the ones that run on mains power, so cutting will take even longer.
Mar
11
comment What's the most secure type of bike lock that costs less than $30?
A high quality U-lock made from hardened steel is practically impossible to cut with a bolt cutter. You'd need an angle grinder.
Mar
11
comment What's the most secure type of bike lock that costs less than $30?
Note that high-quality (about $50+) U-locks are made from hardened steel. While these can still be cut using an angle grinder, it can take a minute or more, and will create an enormous amount of sparks and noise, plus you'll likely ruin the grinder's blade in the process. So it's not really an option for most thieves...
Mar
11
suggested approved edit on How to remove a crank arm with stripped threads?
Feb
26
accepted Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
Feb
21
answered Properties with Belt-driven Chains?
Feb
19
answered Which are bicycle-politicized groups or advocate groups?
Feb
18
answered What does self-support mean during touring?
Feb
18
comment Most suitable and tasty ride food?
Fascinating idea, I never thought of boiled potatoes as a cycling food. I'll give it a try...
Feb
17
answered Repairing a bent bike frame, is it worth it?
Feb
16
comment Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
And congrats about the picture. It very effectively stirs up bad memories of creaky side wheel dynamo systems with me... (though, to be fair, there actually are decent side wheel dynamos now, which rarely slip).
Feb
16
comment Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
I don't think they are cheaper, at least not the decent ones (though there may be more extremely cheap battery lights). "Easier to fit" is indeed true.
Feb
16
comment Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
Actually, point one and two sound more like disadvantages to me :-). The interchangeability is a good one though; I didn't think of people with more than one bike.
Feb
16
asked Why are battery-powered lights so popular?
Feb
16
comment What are the pros and cons of panniers vs messenger bags?
+1 Nice list. Could you explain what a "bracket" is? Is it some kind of bag holder? I could not find any explanation by googling.