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Old, tired, crazy.


Sep
20
answered How deep does a quill stem need to be inserted?
Sep
19
comment What's special about bicycle socks?
Definitely cotton socks suck (though I still wear cotton shirts while cycling). I wear only CoolMax socks now, but not too many bike socks are CoolMax, and most bike socks are too thin for my taste.
Sep
19
comment What's special about bicycle socks?
Yeah, I doubt that a cyclist can lose much energy from compressing his socks. Better to pick socks that are comfortable for you and not worry about energy loss.
Sep
19
comment What's special about bicycle socks?
I wear only CoolMax socks. They pad well, don't mat, handle the sweat, stay warm in the rain, and wear like iron. I look for styles that are low cut. For me, most bike-specific socks are too thin and sweaty.
Sep
19
answered What type of shoes should a commuter/road biker use?
Sep
18
comment New rocky mountain soul 29 making creaks by the bb
I count seven prior threads on creaking BBs. Better to review those than to wait for answers here.
Sep
17
comment What's special about bicycle socks?
Some sock materials don't get as sweaty and don't get (quite as) clammy in the rain. But from what I've seen, cycling socks aren't usually made from these materials (at least not the best of them) and the main selling point is being a billboard for some brand of bike components.
Sep
17
comment Storing bike outdoors
Check out: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/1120/…, bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/6181/…, bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/2644/…
Sep
17
answered Do I need to replace hydraulic fluid in my brakes?
Sep
16
comment Will a Miyata 912 be able to take wider tires/bicycle racks/fenders and still handle well?
(It looks remarkably similar to my old Nishiki touring bike.)
Sep
16
comment Will a Miyata 912 be able to take wider tires/bicycle racks/fenders and still handle well?
The bike in the picture looks a bit tight for regular fenders, though there are splash guards that would work (and, interestingly, there are fender lugs on the front fork). It obviously can take a rack of sorts. You can go a size larger on tires, but much more and you'd probably need new brakes.
Sep
16
comment Crate of beer as cargo
Drink the beer, return the empties, then ride.
Sep
15
answered Crate of beer as cargo
Sep
15
comment What are the main improvements in suspension technology in the last 10 years?
Better marketing.
Sep
15
comment How to stop handlebar from creaking
Note that for some lightweight road bars the creaking comes from the metal sleeve that is glued over the enlarged center section of the bar. The glue softens and creaks, and there's not really much that can be done about it other than to replace the bar or wait for friction to wear away the rubbing surfaces a bit.
Sep
15
comment Does pedaling while standing damage my knees even if I don't feel pain?
Many authorities believe you're not as efficient standing, but it shouldn't damage your knees so long as your stance is not "odd". Riding with too low a seat, though, is a sure-fire way to damage the knees, if they're at all vulnerable.
Sep
14
comment Laws applying to Homemade Tricycles
You might send a query to the Bicycle Federation of Wisconsin, or peruse their site.
Sep
14
comment How to avoid or reduce back-pain by adjusting the handlebar and seat of 19.5" MTB?
In my opinion most handlebars are too low from the factory to begin with and should (almost) always have an extension installed at the bike shop. This is one major reason why about 80% of bikes are never ridden more than 100 miles.
Sep
13
comment Must cyclist yield to car turning right across a bike lane into driveway?
As noted below, he's effectively making a right turn from a lane other than the far-right lane -- illegal in virtually all jurisdictions.
Sep
13
comment What is a modern equivalent to “fir el 201” rims
But note that it may be better/cheaper/simpler to just buy a whole new wheel.