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Old, tired, crazy.


Jun
16
asked Dismounting/mounting the back wheel on a “Eurobike”
Jun
16
comment Why do my brakes squeak? Do I have an incorrect distance between brake pads and rims?
Question -- When you brake do the brake levers squeeze all the way down to the handlebar, or is there still some space under them. It sounds like perhaps you're simply not able to squeeze tight enough, due to cable slack. (Note that if the wheels do not maintain a constant distance from the pads you need to get the wheels trued.)
Jun
16
answered Front derailleur is hard to shift into the big ring. Where to start?
Jun
16
comment Why is the rear wheel of my tandem bike skidding?
Is this a classical upright tandem, or some sort of recumbent?
Jun
16
answered What causes the threads on bike pedals to become stripped?
Jun
16
awarded  Organizer
Jun
16
revised Is there a way to completely deflate a tube?
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Jun
8
comment what is this protrusion on one side of my platform pedal for?
Before (the incredibly misnamed) "clipless" pedals, toe straps/clips were enormously important. Now pretty much anyone who would use toe straps instead goes "clipless".
Jun
8
comment How do I properly adjust a front derailleur?
There is an art to adjusting derailers, and for the novice a little trial-and-error is natural and to be expected. Also note that poor shifting can be due to a worn chain or worn chainrings.
Jun
8
comment Sunscreen for Riding
Consumer Reports does sunscreen evaluations regularly, but you've got to be a subscriber to see the details.
Jun
7
comment What's the safest way to turn left from a right-side bike lane?
@BigGeneral -- Yep, when making a left turn it's especially important to "claim your lane". You have to assess the situation and decide when to let other traffic pass and when to assert your "ownership" of the lane, but you want to be "owning" the lane when you're in the process of actually making the turn.
Jun
7
answered Is there a good resource for helping to discern the cause of pain / soreness?
Jun
7
comment What's the safest way to turn left from a right-side bike lane?
I think the window closes if someone else comments on your post. Though I've never experimented with it, or read anything about it.
Jun
7
answered How do I properly apply chamois cream?
Jun
7
comment Sunscreen for Riding
The trick anymore is finding ANYTHING in a small tube, so you can easily pack it on the bike.
Jun
7
comment What's the safest way to turn left from a right-side bike lane?
I think some demon comes in and switches things around after you read a post. I know it's happened to me.
Jun
7
answered How do I properly adjust a front derailleur?
Jun
7
comment What's the safest way to turn left from a right-side bike lane?
I think (hope) you've got your left and right confused or some such. 1 is the option you should never do, 2 is reasonable to do if the traffic is light enough, 3 is the option to take if traffic is too heavy.
Jun
7
answered What's the safest way to turn left from a right-side bike lane?
Jun
6
comment How many miles of riding require the same effort as one mile of running?
I can "run" maybe a quarter mile. I can bike 80 miles.