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Old, tired, crazy.


Jan
15
comment Brake lever seizing up from cold
My guess is that there's some gummy old lube in the cable housing.
Jan
15
comment Snapping master links
My guess is either wrong size link or you're being really hard on your chain when you shift.
Jan
14
answered Suggestions for buying a bike for commuting
Jan
14
comment Cycling on snow in extreme freezing conditions: will my bike break?
(Though it's worth noting that cars probably get replaced a little sooner in Minnesota than in points south, and age is more a factor in plastic breaking than is temperature.)
Jan
14
comment Approximately where is the center of mass of a mountain bike?
You could combine your scheme and mine: Hang the bike twice, once from, say, the handlebar stem, and once from the seat tube. In both cases note how the hanging cord, if continued downward, would cross the bike. Where those two lines cross would be the CG.
Jan
14
comment Do stickers or paint compromise a helmet?
@unforgettableid - You shouldn't put words in someone else's mouth. A partial answer is perfectly acceptable.
Jan
13
awarded  Civic Duty
Jan
13
revised Replacing rear coaster brake wheel on 1959 Roadmaster
edited body
Jan
13
comment Approximately where is the center of mass of a mountain bike?
@heltonbiker - Though I'd say yours was the cleverer of the two.
Jan
13
answered Replacing rear coaster brake wheel on 1959 Roadmaster
Jan
13
answered Approximately where is the center of mass of a mountain bike?
Jan
13
comment Approximately where is the center of mass of a mountain bike?
A little below the center of mass of the rider.
Jan
11
answered How accurate is Google Earth
Jan
11
answered Fixed gear wheel hard to spin
Jan
11
comment I am looking at buying a tacx turbo trainer however I am only putting out about 200w on a bike
200 watts sounds about right. I used to cruse at that level before my legs started going. I've seen guys at my club doing 500 steady for 15 minutes, but they're gorillas.
Jan
11
comment Is there a recycling program that accepts unrepairable inner tubes?
Not at all off-topic. There are lots of craft projects that can make use of bicycle inner tubes. Talk to your local Scoutmaster.
Jan
10
comment How to protect myself when falling off the bicycle
One first aid item that many people have but don't think of is your water bottle. If it's reasonably pure water (and not energy drink or whatever) it is excellent for first-aid treatment of road rash -- cleans the wound and stops the sting. Add in a small bottle/tube of antiseptic and some gauze pads and tape and you have most of what you need.
Jan
10
revised Do stickers or paint compromise a helmet?
rolled back to a previous revision
Jan
10
comment Do stickers or paint compromise a helmet?
@unforgettableid - That should have been a separate answer.
Jan
10
comment Recommendations for bike headlight…possibly running on AA batteries?
A popular headlight lamp at one time was the miniature low-voltage "sealed beam" spotlight made for deck lighting -- about the right size and 12V. Quartz bulbs improved on things slightly, but no major improvement in current drain until LEDs and HIDs came along.