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Old, tired, crazy.


Nov
8
comment What are the advantages/disadvantages of press fit bottom brackets compared with threaded?
1) It's cool. 2) It's cheaper to manufacture. 3) It's harder to maintain so you'll buy a new bike sooner.
Nov
8
comment Bicycling 36 km per day in city traffic is feasible?
The distance itself is no big deal. I used to do more than that in the morning, on the way to work (and even then I was not in the best of shape). The traffic is hard to evaluate. But ease into it: Starting out do it about every 3rd day, then after 2-4 weeks every other day, then you can go to every day 2-4 weeks after that.
Nov
7
comment What's the logic behind this chain length estimation method?
Yeah, a very skilled bike mechanic I know always uses the big/big plus two links approach. I always use the "same number of links as the old one" approach.
Nov
7
comment What's the logic behind this chain length estimation method?
Needs to be at least as long as #4, unless you're intentionally "shorting" it for some odd reason. (A few riders of the old school never use the big-big combination, and sometimes the derailer simply lacks enough tooth capacity.) You also don't want it to hang loose when on small-small (with the same old-school caveat). If you've got room to work with you'd probably want to "optimize" for the situation you use most often.
Nov
7
comment Why some companies stop supplying frames to pro teams?
The teams want too much money.
Nov
6
comment Will slightly slimmer seatpost make a difference?
Anyone who's read ZAMM knows that you must use beer cans!
Nov
6
comment Will slightly slimmer seatpost make a difference?
You can fudge about that much, though the results are not always the best. Sometimes people use shims, but that's not the best solution since it makes adjusting seat height difficult. (YOY are there so many different seat post diameters, so close together?)
Nov
6
revised Chain link jams after reassembling the rivet
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Nov
6
comment Tire upgrade from 22“ to 26”
Basically, a "22-inch" wheel is unheard of, so either the seller is talking about 22-inch diameter rims with 26" tires as Emyr states, or 2.2 inch wide tires as Batman states. The standard tire sizes are 20, 24, 26, 27, and 700c (28).
Nov
5
comment Should I replace both wheels/rims if I convert the front to a dynamo hub?
There is no need to replace both wheels, unless you really want them to look the same.
Nov
5
comment Alternatives to ordinary fenders
Yeah, the downtube guards are mostly to stop light rain spray, as when you go out shortly after the rain has stopped. Would do little good if you're actually riding in the rain. Even full-on fenders will not keep your feet dry then.
Nov
5
answered Chain link jams after reassembling the rivet
Nov
5
comment Alternatives to ordinary fenders
In the past there have been a variety of splash guards, such as, eg, a piece of plastic about 4" wide and 12" long that mounts on the down tube. I don't know if such is available today, though.
Nov
5
comment Is there a cheap touring bike that is as light as a road bike
So, you desperately need to cut 3Kg from the total bike weight?
Nov
4
comment How to avoid running over animals whilst cycling on a canal at night?
Other than a stronger light and a playing card clothes-pinned to your spokes there's probably not much you can do. I once hit a chicken in broad daylight on a 20-foot-wide road, and others around here have hit deer.
Nov
4
comment Replaced chain, bike makes grinding noise?
It is possible that you installed the wrong width chain. A chain either too narrow or too wide for your rear sprockets could cause these symptoms.
Nov
4
comment Cygolite Expilion Battery Replacement
Don't know about this unit, but most rechargeable packs can be disassembled if you're clever enough. It's highly unlikely that the batteries are "potted" inside.
Nov
4
comment How to get over anger at inconsiderate drivers
Learn how to laugh at idiots. For one thing, think about the aneurysm they're working on due their high blood pressure.
Nov
4
comment What pressure should I run my Road Bike tyres at?
(Your chart is in considerable conflict with the Michelin chart in Svinto's answer above.)
Nov
4
comment What pressure should I run my Road Bike tyres at?
Yeah, I question several things stated above. In particular, increased tire pressure above the above chart values does not increase rolling resistance, but continues to decrease it, and higher pressure also tends to reduce punctures.