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Aug
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comment Real measurable benefit to ceramic bearings?
Can you expand on the "insignificant difference"? Maybe there are no more details to add, but could you detect any change in the riding/coasting/noise etc experience?
Aug
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asked What's the best way for a beginner cyclist to carry children?
Aug
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Aug
5
revised What belt-drive compatible frame and belt-drive kit would you recommend?
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Aug
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revised Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
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Aug
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comment Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
+1 for mentioning interrupter levers. I think they're a great option and am surprised they're not on more bikes. A huge safety feature considering how many people I see riding on the flats and having to scramble for the levers when someone in front of them brakes
Aug
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suggested approved edit on Why don't brakes come with 'Safety Levers' any more?
Aug
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comment How to use drop handlebars properly?
@zenbike: There are two issues I have when on the drops. 1. The leverage on the brakes isn't great. Instead of a whole brake leaver (10cm?) I can only reach a couple of centimeters below the pivot point so I don't feel like I have the same control or power over braking. 2. It's hard to get a really good grip on thick hoods. I can only get 1 or two fingers around the hood and when I'm standing up pulling on the bars it doesn't feel as stable. Note that this is in comparison to bullhorn or flat bars where you've always got a good, narrow pipe and a full length of brake lever.
Aug
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revised What belt-drive compatible frame and belt-drive kit would you recommend?
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revised What belt-drive compatible frame and belt-drive kit would you recommend?
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Aug
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answered What belt-drive compatible frame and belt-drive kit would you recommend?
Aug
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comment How to use drop handlebars properly?
When I switched from a flat bar to drop bars I found that in contrast to a flat bar, where you're always in the optimal position for gear changes and braking, drop bars don't seem to have a 'perfect' position. All three positions mentioned by zenbike are compromises in terms of reaching brakes, being comfortable and having a good stable hand grip.
Aug
4
comment How to center a quick release rear wheel regularly
@JKDDOW wow that's very interesting. I've wondered why sometimes my bikes are more stable when riding no hands than other times. Do you know if the bikes leaning to the left whether the wheel needs to be tilted left or right?
Aug
4
accepted How tight should a fixie's chain be?
Aug
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comment How to center a quick release rear wheel regularly
Nobody is actually addressing the question being asked here. Is it that vital to ensure the wheel is centered? Can it really be destroyed by riding slightly off-center?
Aug
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comment How to measure the correct belt drive tension?
This is interesting. Do you have any source/advice online to confirm it?
Aug
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comment How tight should a fixie's chain be?
I have a tugnut so for me it's more "tighten the tugnut, and adjust the non drive side position". Thanks for the comment that anything looser than binding is equivalent. So I just need to make sure it's not binding and then find the tightness where I'm happy with the latency.
Aug
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comment How tight should a fixie's chain be?
I don't think I ever mentioned 1 millimeter. I promise I didn't edit that out just to mess with you :)
Aug
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accepted Why is my drivetrain so noisy after replacing the chain?
Aug
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comment How tight should a fixie's chain be?
I set it to 1 centimeter of movement, not 1 millimeter. So it's about right based on what you're suggesting.