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Feb
25
comment What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?
@hhh: this is much better! It could be clarified a bit more, but now I understand what you're asking. I cannot figure out how to remove my close vote, however...
Feb
25
comment What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?
@hhh: there are many kinds of stands, the type of bike it will be attached to and how that bike is used will help guide a good answer. As it is, your question asks to compare all of the types of stands without trying to solve a particular problem. The examples help, but it is not clear what you want. Something for maintenance on a cyclocross bike (in between races)? A heavy duty stand that can hold up a loaded city bike? Those are two very different uses and will generate very different answers. Just like there is no single perfect bike, there is no perfect kickstand.
Feb
25
comment Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
@Ben: you can't solve this using moments. You need to find the force applied at the axle in the forward direction of the bike (causing the axle to move relative to the frame). Once this force exceeds the clamping force of the axle nut(s), the axle will shift forward.
Feb
25
comment What kinds of kickstands are good for touring?
What problem are you trying to solve?
Feb
25
comment Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
@ChrisW: only if the front ring remains the same size (with the same force on the pedals). If the gearing remains constant or you still keep mashing the pedals just as hard then the chain tension will be the same. This answer would be perfect if point 5 was removed.
Feb
24
comment Fixie Rear Wheel Slippage Problem
There's some confusion here about tension. At rest, we're trying to minimize chain slack; bigger rings/cogs will help to reduce this. But under power, if you increase the ring+cog but keep the gear ratio the same, the axle will still experience the same amount of pull regardless; only reducing the gear ratio will reduce the pull.
Feb
23
comment What does self-support mean during touring?
@hhh: One big summary is better for the StackExchange format. Approved & highly ranked answers drift to the top of the list, so if you split up an answer, sections with few votes may not get viewed by someone interested in the topic. If the answers are too massive, then the question is too broad. Try to ask focused questions that can be answered in a reasonable amount of space. If you want information about transporting your bike, ask "What is the best way to travel with my bike from A to Z?" and list some of your criteria in the question body.
Feb
23
comment What does self-support mean during touring?
@hhh: Moz has provided a very good answer, I don't see why you would break it up into 5 separate answers? Consolidating multiple answers into one improved answer makes sense, but not the reverse.
Feb
23
comment What does self-support mean during touring?
+1 Moz, you've obviously done some serious touring. The long sleeves is a good tip, I developed a permanent allergy to ordinary sunscreen after a 2-month tour.
Feb
23
comment Spokes loose on a new wheel, is this expected or a bad build?
Nice answer. I can't recall the details, but a few years ago wasn't there an issue with one manufacturer's (DT Swiss?) spoke nipples not holding properly?
Feb
20
comment Is it safe to remove “lawyer tabs” on a carbon fork?
Common sense? Please explain...
Feb
20
comment Bonk! And solutions
Cola is fantastic! Beer sounds intriguing -- usually save that for a post-ride "recovery" drink...
Feb
20
answered Bonk! And solutions
Feb
15
comment What to do about hypothermia on a long ride?
@c2h2, you're right -- if you're already hypothermic the cold water may not be as helpful. My point is to keep hydrated before you get to the point of hypothermia. If you're not yet hypothermic, the cold water will do you more good than harm.
Feb
15
comment What to do about hypothermia on a long ride?
+1 anticipation is key
Feb
15
answered What to do about hypothermia on a long ride?
Feb
15
comment Tandem position - front or back
@wdypdx22: captain=front, stoker=back. The stoker adds more fuel to the engine.
Feb
15
asked Attaching a stem to a carbon steerer: how much torque?
Feb
15
answered What is randonneuring? How to get started?
Feb
13
answered Do I need to change my cassette if I can't see any wear?