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Sep
27
comment Can cars legally drive in the bike lane down the street?
@dotjoe -- But there are different variations of dashed lines -- long vs short. And not one driver in ten even understands the distinction between solid and dashed.
Sep
27
answered Aerobars on a hybrid
Sep
27
comment Can cars legally drive in the bike lane down the street?
@nickg -- Yeah, but what if it's a driverless car?
Sep
27
comment Can cars legally drive in the bike lane down the street?
@Pete -- The US has numerous concepts surrounding solid/dashed. Unfortunately, they vary by state, and no one understands them anyway.
Sep
27
comment Can cars legally drive in the bike lane down the street?
Obviously they can do it, since they do.
Sep
27
comment Is “Greased Lightning” safe to use for bicycle cleaning?
What is this "cleaning" thing?
Sep
26
comment Why would one ever buy a 12-25 cassette when an 11-25 is available?
The 12-25 gives you one more cog in the middle of the range, where you'll spend the most time and hence most want to "optimize".
Sep
26
comment Lock my bicycle on busy or quiet places?
See this post for an analysis of the different types of bike thieves.
Sep
26
comment Saddle for beginner rider!
And, despite the upturned noses of the purists, many relatively experienced riders wear underwear of some sort under their bike shorts (just in case you're uncomfortable "going commando"). Just be sure it's something that won't bunch up.
Sep
26
comment Lock my bicycle on busy or quiet places?
Try that in NYC and someone will steal the dog.
Sep
25
comment Can I run rim brakes on a disc rim?
The rim needs to have a surface that's relatively vertical, wide enough for the brake pad, and sufficiently thick/stiff/wear-resistant to withstand the pressure/abrasion of the brake pads. Generally this will imply a rim designed for for rim brakes.
Sep
25
comment Lock my bicycle on busy or quiet places?
And a lot depends on where you live. In a medium-sized town in the US Midwest you could probably leave your bike unlocked all the time with little fear of having it stolen, but in NYC it could disappear in the blink of an eye, even with two U locks on it.
Sep
25
comment Lock my bicycle on busy or quiet places?
The tradeoff is this -- a given thief is less likely to steal a given bike in a busy place, but there are more thieves in a busy place.
Sep
24
comment For a complete beginner, what bike would you recommend?
One word, if SE would let me: Used.
Sep
24
comment Saddle for beginner rider!
If you're not a purist, there's nothing wrong with having some padding in the seat. But you generally won't do as well with a super-wide, super-padded seat as with something a bit narrower and only moderately padded. But for starters, look for a padded cover for your existing seat -- many bike shops and dept store bike departments have these.
Sep
23
revised Right crank arm feels uncomfortable
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Sep
23
answered Right crank arm feels uncomfortable
Sep
23
comment The pros and cons of crank self-extractors
Regardless of what new gizmos the manufacturers are trying to push on the biking public, the original question was about self-extracting cranks, of the sort used on a 3-piece crank. This post is not an answer to that question.
Sep
22
answered Can I copy my u-lock key?
Sep
22
comment The pros and cons of crank self-extractors
It sounds to me like you're talking about a BB removal tool, when the discussion is about crank removal.