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Cyclist. Rubyist.


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reviewed Approve suggested edit on freewheel tag wiki excerpt
Mar
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on Camera alternatives for commuting (2014 version)
Mar
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reviewed Approve suggested edit on freewheel tag wiki
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Jan
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awarded  Popular Question
Jan
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comment How to nail clipping into race pedals without looking?
Practice a bunch?
Dec
27
awarded  Popular Question
Oct
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comment Why does reducing bike weight have such an impact on speeds?
Stiffness also factors in. The stiffer the BB area, the less power lost to frame flex. How much, I couldn't say. But the reduction of mass for climbing, increased stiffness and reduced friction for increased power to the wheels combined probably add up to something noticeable.
Oct
17
comment Must a Bicyclist Riding on a Sidewalk Stop at a Stop Sign?
More importantly, you shouldn't be riding on the sidewalks anyway. Established consensus is that it's significantly more dangerous than riding on the road.
Sep
30
comment Why use multiple materials on chainrings?
Excellent answer. I would have intuitively considered the force aspect, but having more teeth engaged in the big vs. small ring is also an important distinction!
Aug
27
comment What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?
+1 for click-stand. Touring right now with one for the second time, and it's one of the most useful things I have for my bike.
Aug
26
comment How to center a quick release rear wheel regularly
Because this locking approach allows you to use the smallest possible lock. Smaller locks weigh less, and more importantly, mean less room to insert a bottle jack, and less leverage from a crowbar.
Aug
19
comment How to center a quick release rear wheel regularly
If they can cut through your rim, they can save themselves the trouble and simply cut through your U-lock anyway. A rim is a pain in the ass to cut through — it would be continually pinching the cutting device, given the strong inward pull of the spokes.
Aug
5
comment What are the benefits of nickel-plated chains?
If your chain is rusting before a chain-checker gauge says it's worn out, you're not lubing your chain enough, or you're not riding your bike enough that a high-end chain will make a difference.
Aug
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awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
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comment Why are some bikes sold without pedals?
It's not just a matter of the tire choice being personal. It's that the customer probably doesn't already have a spare set of tires (and usually the shop will swap them out if the customer requests it). But they very frequently do already have a set of shoes that might be incompatible with whatever pedals the shop were to put on the bike.
Jul
31
answered Why are some bikes sold without pedals?
Jul
16
comment How to train for a long tour?
I agree with @DanielRHicks. The Tour Divide is not something you want to start on this sort of path with. You'll definitely want to get some centuries and a double century or three under your belt first, then use some vacation days to do a 50mi/day week-long tour. Don't underestimate how difficult this ride is.