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May
6
comment Calorie burn information is dramatically different between Strava IOS App and Cyclemeter IOS app. Which is more accurate?
@Drai I think mattnz's point is that neither of them are smarter. So pick the one that makes you feel better. If you want to over-estimate pick the bigger number, if you want to under-estimate, pick the smaller. If you're consistent and find that the data helps you to manage your diet and weight then you're winning
Feb
10
comment Is it possible to tune a hub gear?
I'm assuming ramps = hills and 'go larger' means make the gearing easier for going up hills.
Jan
21
comment My back brakes don't lock the wheel (skid): feature or a bug?
Are you using the front brakes at the same time? If you're applying both brakes then the back probably wouldn't lock up. If it still doesn't lock up the wheel with just the back brake then you've probably got a problem.
Jan
20
comment Wear and tear and warranty
@David I'd trust the shop on that advice. I've had friends who haven't taken this advice and then ended up spending $500+ on cassette and chainrings.
Jan
20
comment Wear and tear and warranty
I don't agree with your last statement. It would be easy to wear your chain sufficiently to destroy the cassette and chainrings in much less than 2-3 years.
Dec
16
comment Campagnolo drivetrain compatibility and noise
@Batman I would have done this but I was changing the cassette to a different size, so the chain length would need to be different as well.
Dec
16
comment My left STI shifter has 5 positions for a double crankset?
@Blam trim position is a smaller adjustment while still remaining on the same chainring to allow for cross chaining.
Nov
2
comment Why is my fixie so very hard to pedal?
What's with the fixie hate? Just because you don't enjoy it doesn't mean nobody else does or that you have to be rude and dismissive.
Sep
28
comment Choosing a tool to take off the front cassette
Ah, didn't see that. Apologies.
Sep
27
comment Choosing a tool to take off the front cassette
Excellent answer for removing cranks, although you didn't mention removing the crank bolt with a hex wrench. He specified in a comment that he only wants to remove the chain rings.
Sep
12
comment Foot position on pedal
I'm certainly not criticizing it's just interesting that there clearly isn't a lot of information about cleat placement so the same 2 or 3 articles keep cropping up.
Sep
12
comment Foot position on pedal
This is funny... your link is also in this question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/7433/1588
Sep
12
comment Foot position on pedal
I also found it interesting. Lots of people got very assertive based on no fact, and just a bunch of opinions. I would suggest a stiff sole would prevent the under-foot pressure problems. The info here seems to reinforce your advice given that this question is all about triathalon. Would you consider editing your answer with some of this info to make it more comprehensive?
Sep
12
comment Foot position on pedal
More information about mid-foot cleat positioning on this question: bicycles.stackexchange.com/q/7433/1588
Sep
4
comment What sort of bicycle helmet gives me better speed?
Be aware that TT helmets are often unventilated and you'll get very hot and sweaty under there.
Aug
8
comment How do I remove my Campagnolo Veloce rear brake caliper?
I've got wishbone style chainstays. So there's a hole for the brake caliper to go through, but not a 'traditional' bridge.
Aug
8
comment How do I remove my Campagnolo Veloce rear brake caliper?
I don't think so... I'm referring to front and back of the caliper, rather than the bike. Sorry, I see that's confusing. I'm reaching in through the frame (I don't have a bridge) and undoing that nut that's sticking out on the top of the diagram you included.
Jul
7
comment Are the Shimano BR650 brakes really Ultegra spec?
Actually, I rode on them today and they had plenty of stopping power, even in the wet. So maybe I was a little harsh earlier. I've also tried a set of Miche brake calipers and they had reach in between the standard and long reach Shimano brakes. They were pretty good.
Jul
6
comment Are the Shimano BR650 brakes really Ultegra spec?
I installed one of these yesterday! I'm not impressed... they're very spongy :( Definitely not as good as the 105s they replace, but at least I can align the pads properly.
Jul
3
comment Prescription Cycling Glasses
My lenses are not polarised. I've ridden in all conditions from complete darkness to a bright sunny day and haven't had any problems.