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Old, tired, crazy.


Jul
26
comment Can I zero the gauge on my floor pump
Hard to say. Some gauges are adjusted by twisting the gauge body, some are supposedly "factory sealed". But I'd bet you have the former.
Jul
25
comment Replacing 30 yr old tires; the new ones don't fit
Yes, you can switch to 1-1/8" tires with no trouble. Probably not wise to push it down to the next step which would be 1", though.
Jul
24
awarded  Enlightened
Jul
24
comment What are the most significant factors affecting downhill cruising speed?
It's most likely that he gets into a slightly better tuck than you. You being taller may be a major part of that. On a downhill minor rolling resistance issues would be swamped by air resistance.
Jul
24
comment What should a big guy look for when buying a road bike?
@mpw - Splined cranks are generally less likely to cam off than square cranks. Going to an external bearing setup is a whole 'nother price range.
Jul
21
answered What should a big guy look for when buying a road bike?
Jul
20
answered How to improve front brake functionality?
Jul
19
revised change derailleur and shifter in an old road bike reconverted to hybrid
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Jul
19
answered change derailleur and shifter in an old road bike reconverted to hybrid
Jul
19
comment How do you estimate the speed of Tour de France riders on tv?
You could do pretty well by estimating the number of bike lengths between rider A and rider B, then counting the time required for rider B to reach rider A's original position (by sighting against some feature in the background). You could be quite accurate with this method if you had a video replay, but probably fairly good "on the fly".
Jul
19
comment Which parameters should I track with bicycle computer so I can analyze changes in my riding?
I'll bet you could put force sensors in the seat and on the bars that would tell you a lot about how tired the rider is, how hard he's working, etc. And reading the variation in angular velocity of the cranks through the stroke would provide some interesting info -- when the rider's "in the groove" the angular velocity would likely be fairly steady vs when he's tired/irritated.
Jul
19
comment Does a 700c wheel help you go faster?
Narrower wheels have less rolling resistance and a smaller cross-section to the wind. These factors are significant (though sometimes overstated.)
Jul
19
comment What do you do when the bus bike rack is full?
Call the bus company and ask.
Jul
19
comment Which parameters should I track with bicycle computer so I can analyze changes in my riding?
What about time, distance, and speed?
Jul
19
comment Suggestions on buying a road bike for the city
@NeilFein -- I think he meant <= $1k.
Jul
19
answered Suggestions on buying a road bike for the city
Jul
18
awarded  Self-Learner
Jul
18
awarded  Nice Answer
Jul
18
comment Rohloff clicking sound with ratchety feeling
The chain can be too tight, leading to symptoms similar to what you describe. Or you might have upset the cable adjustment.
Jul
18
comment Rohloff clicking sound with ratchety feeling
I'm wondering if it's a cable adjustment problem.