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May
9
comment Reducing saddle bounce when increasing cadence
A similar idea is riding on rollers. If you bounce too much you fall off :-)
Feb
6
comment Adivce on what to do next with crunching / slipping gears
I've had one from the 'odd stuff' - loose pulley wheel.
Feb
6
comment While pedaling standing up, bike crank gives in as if shifting, what is causing this?
Even a loosely clamped back wheel, although that's unlikely back from the bike shop.
Nov
6
comment Pins and needles in my fingers after long rides
I was another elbow-rester before I worked out it was causing me problems, I wonder how common it is?
Nov
2
comment What am I supposed to do when my chain falls off?
I find the multi-tool chain breakers a little fiddly for joining but fine for breaking. They work well in combination with something like an SRAM Powerlink.
Nov
2
comment Pins and needles in my fingers after long rides
If you're not too heavy you could reduce tire pressure too.
Oct
17
comment How do I taper for a century+ ride?
+1 I forgot my helmet :-(
Sep
7
comment Should I get a reflective jacket/coat, or more lighting and reflective strips for the bike?
+1 for ankle straps. The up and down motion screams bicycle :-)
Sep
7
comment When or how often should I replace my bike helmet?
I remember reading that the Fraunhofer Institute were developing helmets that released bad smells when damaged. I don't know if it ever went anywhere.
Aug
26
comment Is there something particularly wrong with exclusively riding a mountain bike in a city setting?
Entertaining answer. I'd recommend trying out a range of tire pressures. Having lost 30kg cycling in the last 3 years I've found dropping pressure has been beneficial as my ride was getting a little 'bouncy'.
Aug
25
comment How much of a difference do Toe Pedal Clips make in comparison to Platform Pedals?
I remember falling over with toe clips trying to pull my foot out when I had panniers on. Embarrassing.
Aug
15
comment How can I check tire pressure without a pressure gauge?
That would make tire go bang :-)
Aug
4
comment How do I calculate the diameter of a chainring from the number of teeth?
And hope it's not elliptical :-)
Aug
4
comment How to use drop handlebars properly?
Also, when on the hoods, I tend to alternate between holding between my thumb and index finger or just using the hollow between my index fingers' lowest knuckle and the next knuckle up.
Aug
4
comment How can I avoid crashes on my urban commute? Tramlines and CBD sections especially
I'd favour Russell over Swanston. Too many trams and careless pedestrians on Swanston.
Jul
12
comment In which orientation should a front wheel be installed?
And if you have a magnet for a bicycle computer it will want to be within range of the sensor.
Jul
5
comment Are there any bicycle computers that will log ride data?
Yes. It shows current cadence and max/min/avg but doesn't sample it.
Jul
4
comment Are there any bicycle computers that will log ride data?
I'd be completely happy with my ROX9 if it logged cadence instead of temperature.
May
28
comment What are the most important things to bring on a ride?
@wdypx22 +1 for backup lights. I've only had to use my backup about twice in 5 years but I definitely appreciated it. A Leatherman or pocket knife with pliers can be a useful supplement to a multitool too.
May
28
comment Why recover with carbohydrates, instead of with protein?
and electrolytes..