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Oct
17
comment How do I taper for a century+ ride?
Thanks for the thoughts. I feel better having had a bit of a rest the day before, so maybe it's psychological and I should be pushing harder. It's so hard to judge this stuff!
Oct
17
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Oct
17
revised How do I taper for a century+ ride?
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Oct
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Oct
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asked How do I taper for a century+ ride?
Oct
7
answered Do any bike sharing schemes provide a way to rent or share helmets along with the bikes?
Oct
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accepted Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Sep
30
revised How long does it take to get used to a hard saddle?
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Sep
30
answered How long does it take to get used to a hard saddle?
Sep
29
comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
@JasonS I could put my old wheels back on - good idea. It does seem to be one shudder/pulse per revolution. Any suggestions on what to do if it is the rim? Any way to repair it?
Sep
29
comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
I tried as you suggested and don't see any play in the headset.
Sep
29
comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
@JasonS they're rim brakes. No suspension.
Sep
29
comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Good points. They're new pads and I've checked the other stuff you mention. I'm not sure how to check for 'absolute' trueness. I don't have a trueing stand. Maybe it's a trip to the LBS.
Sep
29
comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Do you have any ideas how to check for true wheels? I've eyeballed them and they look okay, but I figure I must be missing something. I have set the angle as you've described.
Sep
29
comment Front wheel “shudder” or “pulse” when braking
Very interesting! The rims are matt so not super reflective but I'll definitely try this on the next sunny day. Apart from letting the brakes wear down any bulge, is there any way of fixing it? Or should I just replace the rim?
Sep
29
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Sep
28
comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
Thanks for the suggestions and I definitely plan to upgrade the brake calipers, levers etc. Maybe the question is too focussed on brake performance, but the question I really want answered is why 3 people independently identified the cyclo levers as the problem.
Sep
28
revised Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
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Sep
28
comment Do cyclocross/interrupter/touring brake levers reduce brake performance?
@DanielRHicks I have actually tried that. I updated the question.