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Old, tired, crazy.


Aug
3
answered What type of bike has the most similar feel to a stationary bike?
Aug
3
comment A general explanation of rim, tire and tube specifications
It should be noted that that nomenclature is just the rim nomenclature, and it oddly doesn't (per the above description) define the rim width. A tire will come with an entirely different string of incomprehensible numbers.
Aug
3
comment Does a rear derailleur guard provide effective protection?
I've seen them and thought it a good idea, though I've never tried one.
Aug
3
comment What do I need to research to switch to an internally geared hub?
@SavanniD'Gerinel -- For the roughly $800 it would take to make the switch you could buy a fairly decent used bike, if you shop around.
Aug
3
answered What do I need to research to switch to an internally geared hub?
Aug
3
answered Help Me Understand My Bicycle's Gears
Aug
3
comment How can you remove logos from a bike frame?
Goo Gone is another solvent useful for removing stickers. Available at most hardware stores.
Aug
3
answered How can you remove logos from a bike frame?
Aug
2
comment I've had a bike in storage for over 10 years. What maintenance does it need?
So long as the bike is not getting wet (beyond occasional condensation) the grease in the bearings will be intact.
Aug
2
comment Did I buy the wrong mountain bike?
No bike is perfect. And there is no "do everything" kind of bike.
Aug
2
comment I've had a bike in storage for over 10 years. What maintenance does it need?
A bike that has not been exposed to the weather and was not already a high-miler when stored should not need to have bearings repacked.
Aug
1
comment My Road bike pedals locked up tonight. Why?
Yeah, the two most important items in your tool kit are a cell phone and money.
Aug
1
comment Need help choosing compatible rear derailleur, cassette & chain
Before you invest in this bike, you might want to look around for another used bike that has all its parts.
Aug
1
answered My Road bike pedals locked up tonight. Why?
Aug
1
comment My Road bike pedals locked up tonight. Why?
@jillesdewit -- "Tacoed" means no longer flat but curled like a taco.
Jul
31
revised I've had a bike in storage for over 10 years. What maintenance does it need?
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Jul
31
comment Radon bikes - has anyone heard of them?
For your conventional diamond frame (if there is such a thing anymore), the fundamental measure of "fit" is "stand-over height" -- you should be able to stand over the bike with your feet flat on the ground and the top bar "comfortably" below your crotch. And once you've found a "conventional diamond frame" that fits, the seat tube length can be measured and used to "size up" other frame styles. This, of course, doesn't give you a perfect fit for "reach" and other metrics, but it does put you in the right ballpark.
Jul
31
answered I've had a bike in storage for over 10 years. What maintenance does it need?
Jul
31
comment Teaching an adult to ride
(And if you can find the old Fraiser episode where he tries to learn how to ride a bike, that's a good mood-setter.)
Jul
31
comment Teaching an adult to ride
Yeah, it might be good to find a bike that's undersized, to make it easier for the feet to reach the ground. Also, the pedals can be removed initially, to make it easier to push along with the feet.