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Mar
13
comment storing bike outside - avoiding trapped moisture and rainfall (bike covers)
Yep, probably better to avoid something advertised as "breathable", as it will be less waterproof.
Mar
13
comment storing bike outside - avoiding trapped moisture and rainfall (bike covers)
Possible duplicates: bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/1120/… and bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/6181/…
Mar
13
comment storing bike outside - avoiding trapped moisture and rainfall (bike covers)
(This issue has been covered (cough) before. There is at least one good "duplicate question" out there. The gist, though, is to cover with a reasonably waterproof tarp, but not wrap too tightly, so that air can circulate through the open bottom.)
Mar
13
comment What are the most significant factors affecting downhill cruising speed?
Sorry, but a heavier object, given the same frontal area, will reach a higher terminal velocity. It's only in a vacuum that all objects fall at the same rate. And, compared to wind resistance, rolling resistance (for a good road bike) is vanishingly small. (The buoyancy force acting on a bike and rider is even more vanishingly small.)
Mar
13
comment Does a helmet-mounted light affect the safe functionality of the helmet?
@MarkW - Yep, there are a lot of variables.
Mar
13
reviewed Approve What cleaner and oil should I use on my bike chain
Mar
13
comment How do I adjust my 7-speed Shimano SIS indexed shifter not to miss out one of the cogs?
@android.weasel - It's possible the shifter or cable is sticking. Or you have the wrong shifter for your derailer & cluster.
Mar
13
comment How to cut carbon handlebars
Yeah, fine-tooth or abrasive blade, and a dust mask.
Mar
13
comment Does a helmet-mounted light affect the safe functionality of the helmet?
Yeah, the danger is that the light could catch on something or, in a head-over fall, torque the head back. Mostly this would just displace the helmet from it's optimal position, but the head torqued back (face plant) is a very dangerous fall mode with high probability of neck injury. However, the odds of such an event are very low, unless you're a gonzo rider.
Mar
13
comment storing bike outside - avoiding trapped moisture and rainfall (bike covers)
Just don't be guilty of this
Mar
13
answered What cleaner and oil should I use on my bike chain
Mar
12
comment How is the riding experience of a Rohloff hub different than derailleur gears?
Another disadvantage of the internal gear hub is that the guy riding behind you is deprived of the joy of watching the chain "dance" as it switches from sprocket to sprocket. Been riding derailleur bikes for 40 years now and I still get entranced watching the chain do its jig.
Mar
12
comment Sources of vibration at high speed in and around rear wheel
But in answer to your question, the length of the chain stay would have essentially no effect on the propensity of the bike to vibrate.
Mar
11
comment What to do about a stuck chain link on 10 speed chain
(See, as usual, the Park Tool site, for info on how to deal with this.)
Mar
11
comment What to do about a stuck chain link on 10 speed chain
How did you assemble the chain? If you used a chain tool, did you do as instructed, and use the second anvil of the tool to loosen the joined link slightly?
Mar
11
comment How long should MTB disc brake pads last?
@Kibbee - Mostly road miles. Don't remember the brand of the pads, but I did replace the original pads right off, because the originals were too "grabby"
Mar
11
comment Getting used to narrower handlebars
Note that the angle of the bar can make a big difference, as can how far forward the brake hoods are placed.
Mar
10
answered Front derailleur cable change
Mar
10
answered Does new chainring require change of other parts?
Mar
10
answered I have 27 inch wheels and need new inner tubes what size can I use