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Jan
18
revised What type of brakes is least subject to failure in the winter?
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Jan
17
comment Is it better to have mountain bike tyres for the winter?
The key to not carrying snow is not having your lugs too closely packed. You want lots of space between them.
Jan
17
answered What type of brakes is least subject to failure in the winter?
Jan
17
comment Equipping a commuter bike
I love my clipless (shoes that attach to pedals) in the city. The main advantage is that you can pedal backwards with a single foot while you other foot is on the pavement. If you get crankbrothers style pedals then they are easy to walk in too!
Jan
17
comment Where to mount a headlight if the handlebar is obscured by a basket
Another con is the weight.
Jan
17
comment Where to mount a headlight if the handlebar is obscured by a basket
@alex This may be an advantage. If people see you but are noticeably confused this may increase their caution.
Jan
16
revised What should I consider when looking at a recumbent trike for commuting and winter riding?
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Jan
16
comment What should I consider when looking at a recumbent trike for commuting and winter riding?
@Kibbee, Excellent point. Do you think this is an important ability for winter cycling? Personally, I do. On artery roads it isn't critical but on unplowed and rutted streets I often throw my weight around on the bike to keep traction.
Jan
15
answered What should I consider when looking at a recumbent trike for commuting and winter riding?
Jan
15
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Jan
14
comment Is it worth getting a suspension seat post as a cheap alternative to full suspension bike?
Hi Mick, what kind of bike are you riding? If you are sitting "too upright" this can occur. Your back will not have any spring to it and all bumps will run right up your spine. I would also suggest getting some wider tires and running them at a lower pressure.
Jan
11
comment Recommended handlebar style for short daily commute?
I would drop the suspension. Extra weight to carry up hills with very little utility on a city bike.
Jan
10
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Dec
20
comment Self-made studded tyre with glue?
May work great for the rear tire but it will not help to keep your front tire from sliding out. Zip ties will provide some forward/backward bite but zero side to side bite.
Dec
12
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Dec
10
comment What are some alternatives to fruitlessly ringing my bell at a motorist?
@KenHiatt - Required on dark bike paths. Probably not while on the roads as your light will be about the same brightness as car headlights.
Dec
9
comment Can I store my mountain bike + suspension hanging from the front wheel for the winter (in an unheated garage)?
Negative, mechanical disks.
Dec
9
comment Can I store my mountain bike + suspension hanging from the front wheel for the winter (in an unheated garage)?
@cmannett85 Updated with temperature info
Dec
9
revised Can I store my mountain bike + suspension hanging from the front wheel for the winter (in an unheated garage)?
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Dec
9
comment Would like to custom-build a bike but I'm not sure on what parts to buy
Great answer. Interesting process. I would be curious to see a spec list from your bike and what you would consider to be a similarly priced new bike. I would be interested in building up a new bike using your method but am a bit skeptical that it is actually a good way to save money.