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comment Best way to sell cheap/damaged bike
Craigslist or a local equivalent. Sometimes the ad board at a supermarket will get good response.
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comment How much speed can I buy
Beyond about $1000, more money generally buys you less durability and less ease of maintenance.
19h
comment Replacing the handlebar grips with ergonomic ones?
You have four choices: Buy longer handlebar, buy shorter grips, live with them the way they are, cut them shorter.
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comment Cycling's effect On The Bladder?
Actually, what most people call "body odor" is caused by fatty acids in the sweat. These fatty acids are produced only by special sweat glands in the underarms and groin area, and as they oxidize in air they become more "fragrant" -- has nothing to do with bacteria.
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answered Cyclocross tyre patching problems, bulging inwards
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comment Cycling's effect On The Bladder?
The above is basically about it. The vast majority of cyclists suffer no problem other than some external irritation and maybe a little general soreness until they get "conditioned". I have chronic kidney stone problems, and cycling actually seems to help a little.
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answered Bottom bracket creaking
2d
comment Disappointing cartridge bb performance
Since we can't guess what you mean by "a little bit of binding", it's hard to offer an opinion.
2d
comment Safety comparison, downhill mountain bike vs. downhill ski
Strictly comparing the possibility of serious injury, I would regard downhill biking as more dangerous than downhill skiing, maybe by a factor of 2-4. That's just my thumb suck, though.
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comment MInor (I think) dent in top of Orbea Alma top tube - frame ok or no?
From here it doesn't look fatal. And it's perfectly positioned for you to keep an eye on it, and notice if there were any sign of cracks or additional bending.
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comment Need to replace tire on Dahon folding bike
You have only a few parameters -- the basic tire size (apparently 20x1.75), the tire tread (relatively smooth for on-road, lugged for off-road), and whether the tire is "belted" or not to resist punctures.
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comment Not sure which limit screw is H vs L
Look at the mechanism that the screws interact with. There is a rocking arm arranged so one end moves toward it's corresponding screw when on the large sprocket and the other end moves toward the other screw when on the small sprocket.
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comment Old chain still shifting perfectly, should I change it out?
@Batman -- I figure 2000-3000 miles is about what I get.
2d
comment Another mysterious frame identification
My guess is that it's a bike frame.
2d
comment Old chain still shifting perfectly, should I change it out?
Replace it. If you wait you will cause too much wear on the cogs.
2d
comment What bicycle to buy for commuting to work and for leisure (Aberdeen)
There is an opportunity here for entrepreneurs and/or social activists to set up some sort of "bicycle exchange" to locate and reuse these bikes
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comment What bicycle to buy for commuting to work and for leisure (Aberdeen)
@Frisbee - You made a statement and I (very politely) contradicted you. What's your problem??
Jul
29
comment What bicycle to buy for commuting to work and for leisure (Aberdeen)
@Frisbee - You said he was not going to find a used bike that cheap.
Jul
29
comment What bicycle to buy for commuting to work and for leisure (Aberdeen)
@Frisbee - I was just explaining the "mechanism" behind finding a cheap used bike.
Jul
29
comment What bicycle to buy for commuting to work and for leisure (Aberdeen)
Yes, "used" is the primary answer to your question.