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Mar
19
comment How can I repair a swollen tire allowing visibility on the inner tube (picture provided)?
(You might have stretched the bead by using excessive force to re-seat the tire after patching the tube.)
Mar
19
comment How can I repair a swollen tire allowing visibility on the inner tube (picture provided)?
@Shawn - Well, give what I suggested a shot. If that doesn't fix it then probably the bead is stretched and you need to replace the tire. As Benzo says, it's not safe to ride like that.
Mar
19
answered How can I repair a swollen tire allowing visibility on the inner tube (picture provided)?
Mar
19
comment Does helmet padding contribute to the safety of a helmet?
Minor detail: It's not that the hard foam "crumbles", but that it smashes, while absorbing a considerable amount of energy. This (relatively) slow smashing of the foam helps decelerate the skull slowly enough that the brain is much less likely to bang the inside of the skull. It's the brain hitting the inside of the skull that causes the damage.
Mar
18
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Mar
18
comment What's the correct term for a 700x23c disc wheel?
Keep in mind that you'll probably need a new fork. (Trying to save the tires is probably false economy, BTW.)
Mar
18
comment 3x increase in endurance in 3 months?
And I would recommend trying to have at least 48 hours between "major" rides, to give the body recovery time.
Mar
18
comment 3x increase in endurance in 3 months?
I'll add that it's not great shame to have to ride the sag wagon in. That distance is near the limit for a cyclist who does not train obsessively, so it could be the difference between having a good day or a bad one, or a few MPH of wind, that makes the difference.
Mar
18
comment How to get my feet out of SPD pedals?
The only problem with inward is that there might not be quite enough space to accomplish that, especially on the right side.
Mar
18
comment What to do with old tires?
Check if there's a place that "recycles" bikes for the needy near you. Otherwise you can probably drop them off at a tire store for recycling, if you ask nice.
Mar
18
comment Sigma bc 1609 kmh flashing but not counting
You've to "marry" the transmitter and receiver -- go through a little "ceremony" to get them to recognize each other. There will be a procedure for this in the instructions. (That said, the first wireless Cateye I got was no good and I had to return it for a replacement. Wireless is still not all that reliable.)
Mar
18
revised 3x increase in endurance in 3 months?
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Mar
18
answered 3x increase in endurance in 3 months?
Mar
18
comment What is the proper technique for crossing railroad tracks?
@EvanHaas - It means crawl -- on all fours. Not to be taken quite literally, but one must be very careful if the crossing is wet. Probably best to walk across.
Mar
17
comment Size of Pedal Threading on old German Glockenlager?
It may be "old French": sheldonbrown.com/gloss_p.html#pedal
Mar
17
comment What is the proper technique for crossing railroad tracks?
@robthewolf - Seriously? I know of a guy who got some non-trivial injuries while attempting something like that. (I never did figure out exactly what he was trying to do.) The problem is that even dry tracks are quite slippery, and your tires can squirt out from under you quite unexpectedly.
Mar
17
comment What is a simple mnemonic for remembering the thread direction when removing pedals?
@jimirings - Ah, your dexterity with the language is impressive!
Mar
16
answered What is the proper technique for crossing railroad tracks?
Mar
16
comment What will happen to a roadbike when rode on broken tar?
In 1896 the US 25th Infantry Bicycle Corp ("buffalo soldiers") rode from Missoula to St Louis, a distance of 1900 miles, most of which was on rutted wagon trails and the like. And they did it on wooden bikes, the big innovation being that the wooden rims had been replaced with steel.
Mar
16
comment Are road bikes durable for use on roads full of cracks and potholes?
Duplicate question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/14482/…