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Mar
25
answered Which endurance tires for touring?
Mar
24
comment Can mountain biking shoes be used with road bikes? What are the pros and cons?
Plus road shoes don't usually allow recessed cleats. This is why I use MTB shoes.
Mar
23
answered How can I avoid crashes on my urban commute? Tramlines and CBD sections especially
Mar
22
comment How can I avoid crashes on my urban commute? Tramlines and CBD sections especially
I was going to answer until I followed your link for "hook turns" (wasn't what I expected)... Sounds like a hazardous environment to cycle in!
Mar
19
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Mar
18
answered How much rest (tendon or ligament), for a novice?
Mar
16
answered How long should cycling shorts last?
Mar
9
revised Correct way to pedal
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Mar
9
comment Correct way to pedal
If it's on the weld then odds are high it could be a defect. Have you contacted the frame manufacturer? I had a similar problem once and they replaced the entire frame free, plus labour to reassemble the bike.
Mar
7
comment Correct way to pedal
It's much more likely that your frame broke for another reason, rather than pedaling style. Broken frames are not uncommon and can be caused by manufacturing defects, wear & tear, or weakness caused by previous crashes. The poster of the linked question has broken 4 frames all in the same area. Where did your frame break?
Mar
6
revised When to change derailleur pulleys?
changed derailleur "wheels" to "pulleys"
Mar
6
comment When to change derailleur pulleys?
+1 that's a nice link. I agree that unless there's excessive tooth wear (not the case based on the pictures) or friction in the bearings (take off the chain and the pulleys should spin freely) then there's no point replacing these.
Mar
3
comment Replace Brompton folding pedal - what tool is needed?
@Neil - it's likely current, saw some folding pedal replacement bolts for sale that have 24mm hex heads.
Mar
3
comment Replace Brompton folding pedal - what tool is needed?
@Neil: don't confuse a 24mm socket with an allen key... you're not likely to find bolts on any bicycle that need such a large key!
Feb
28
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Feb
27
comment Explaining the effects of frame geometries
Just wanted to point out that the frame has a big impact on how the bike fits the rider (you mentioned it was "superficial"). You can indeed make many small adjustments to adjust the fit of any frame, but at some point the frame is going to limit how well you fit the bike. Too small a frame and you won't be able to get a long enough stem, long enough seat post or enough seat setback, and toe overlap becomes a bigger problem. Too large has the opposite problem.
Feb
26
comment What are important items for a touring first-aid kit?
Yes, this stuff is amazing. Some helpful German tourists patched me up with this after a bad touring crash. Allowed my wounds to heal but still flexible enough to let me keep riding.
Feb
26
comment Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
@Ben, my apologies, I thought you were taking moments using the axle as the center (so it wouldn't even enter the equation). I get your formula now and it makes sense, interesting how the chain tension is factored out so easily. Can you really model a chain as a single tangential force at the top of the cog? In practice, the chain tension is spread across every tooth that contacts the chain...
Feb
25
revised What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?
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Feb
25
answered What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?