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Feb
17
comment What is the most efficient way to ride up or down hills, and into or away from wind?
Yep, theory can give you some clues, but eventually it boils down to individual strengths and weaknesses.
Feb
16
awarded  Necromancer
Feb
16
comment Checking spoke tension without specialized tools
Before you even worry, ride on it for a week and re-true it.
Feb
16
answered Is this rim safe?
Feb
16
comment Daily Maintenance
I think you're doing more than necessary already.
Feb
16
answered What is the most efficient way to ride up or down hills, and into or away from wind?
Feb
15
revised What will happen to a roadbike when rode on broken tar?
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Feb
15
answered What will happen to a roadbike when rode on broken tar?
Feb
14
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
14
awarded  wheels
Feb
13
answered My front wheel steers right. How do I solve it?
Feb
13
comment Different Gear Type when there's no Front Derailleur?
Yep, 300 miles is no big deal. Somewhere between 2000 and 5000 miles is where wear would begin to be a problem. But the rear derailer should be cleaned and checked to be sure it's not bent, and the "freehub" should be checked to be sure it's not binding.
Feb
13
comment Convert Recumbent to Handcycle?
I'm sure it's been done, by homebuilders. You might see if you can find a homebuilt bike site for more info.
Feb
13
comment Different Gear Type when there's no Front Derailleur?
How many miles have you put on it? It's possible the rear sprockets are hooked and are causing the chain to "jump". A new chain would likely clear it up.
Feb
12
comment How do I tell if my cog needs replacing?
Actually, on the rear a new chain does not present a problem with a hooked sprocket. In fact, much the opposite -- a new chain can "rescue" a hooked sprocket. It's the front where, with a new chain on a hooked sprocket, you can get "chain suck".
Feb
12
comment Are 28 / 47 - 622 / 635 tubes ok to replace my 28 / 44 - 622 ones?
The "28 / 47" is the range of tire widths the tube can accommodate. 37 is right in the middle, which is ideal. Manufacturers tend to "stretch" the numbers a bit, and so you'd want to avoid, say, a 22/37 tube if the 28/47 is available.
Feb
12
answered Replacing Crankset. Do I need to replace chain? Then do I need to replace cassette?
Feb
12
comment can a single sprocket be locked on a road bike?
Sorry, your question doesn't make a lot of sense. I'm aware of no multi-speed options that don't essentially require freewheeling.
Feb
11
comment Saddle Rail Failure?
Saddle rails can fail. I've seen it on exercise bikes at our gym, which is not exactly a "punishing" environment. What's often not appreciated is that the rails are hollow tubes, not solid bars, and thus they can fatigue fairly easily, especially if overloaded.
Feb
11
comment How do I tell if my cog needs replacing?
It's definitely worn, and there is some barely-perceptible hooking. But it's probably fine, with a new chain.