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Aug
29
awarded  Yearling
Aug
29
comment What's the quickest “boost food” whilst riding in a fast bunch?
Perhaps you should change some of the wording. For most people, "energy drink" would refer to something like Red Bull or Monster. A better word to use might be "Sports Drink" or "Electrolyte Drink" which most people would associate with Gatorade, Powerade, or Cytomax. As far as the caffeine recommendation, it doesn't give you energy. It can put your body into a state where it uses more energy, but if that energy isn't there, it isn't going to help much. Might even cause further problems because your body will be using exta energy for non-cycling related functions.
Aug
28
comment Cleaning Carbon Black off a Bicycle
Car wheel cleaner would be great for brake dust from a car. Cars use disc brakes with ceramic or steel pads on a steel rotor. The brake dust that the OP is talking about is carbon black from rubber brake pads. These are completely different materials. Also, I would hesitate to use car wheel cleaner on my rims as it may affect the braking performance and the pads as the cleaner will get transferred to the pads.
Aug
28
answered What's the quickest “boost food” whilst riding in a fast bunch?
Aug
25
comment Minimizing the pain in Biceps and Shoulders due to Mountain Cycling or Offroad cycling
Are you using a road bike or mountain bike when going offroad? Does the bike have front or read suspension? The make and model or the bike or a picture could help.
Aug
21
comment What differs between the Cervelo S5 and S5VWD
@PeteH Personally, I think the $100 water bottle cage is the pinnacle of charging what they can get away with. Especially considering a $5 plastic bottle cage will probably weigh about the same, maybe with an additional 5-10 grams.
Aug
21
comment What differs between the Cervelo S5 and S5VWD
So, let me get this straight, they use less material, are are able to charge $2000 (57%) more? The frames are basically the same identical shape, so the work to create either one should be about the same. People sure will pay a lot for a little bit of weight savings.
Aug
20
comment What are the disadvantages of wearing an aero helmet?
I'm not sure if it applies to bicycle helmets, but the Kamm effect shows that you don't actually need a complete teardrop shape to get almost all the advantages of having a teardrop shape.
Aug
12
comment 90 mile round trip work commute
Personally, I wouldn't want to commute 45 miles each way to/from work by any means of transportation, unless perhaps there was a helicopter or door-to-door high speed train (100 miles/hour) option. It would just be too much of a time sink. It would be nice to have the option to spend 4 hours a day biking, but doing it on the same route every day to get to work would become quite a chore.
Aug
8
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
Sorry for the confusion. I don't have the device so it's hard to know what would work. But the manual says you can adjust the "transportation method" so I assumed that this would allow you to select car, cycling, or walking. The manual doesn't go into detail on the options available for transportation modes.
Aug
8
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
The manual says you can do turn-by-turn navigation using the "Where To" feature on the home screen. It also says you can adjust your transportation mode under Home - Tools (Wrench and screwdriver icon) - Routing Options and configure the Routing mode. See the "Customizing your device" section.
Aug
8
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
It's interesting because the Garmin Edge Touring page says that it does do turn-by-turn navigation. Do you have an older model? Is there a software update you are missing? I would call out Garmin for false advertising on that one if you have the same model I linked to.
Aug
7
comment diference between 170mm 172mm 175mm crank arm length on road bike
Personally, I don't think that 5mm could make that much of a difference. 5mm difference on a crank that is 170 mm long will be a change of 3% for the crank length. But the crank is moved by your leg. Assuming your leg is 32 inches long, or 813 mm, the effect on your leg will be a 0.6% change.
Aug
7
comment Shimano Tiagra Rear Derailleur - Barrel Adjuster Won't Screw In
Have you completely detached the cable? Or are you trying to get it back in with the cable still going through the barrel adjuster. If you haven't removed the cable or at least loosened the clamp nut (or whatever it's called) to let the cable the cable go slack then you might not be aligning things properly.
Aug
6
comment Traveling road bikes that disassemble
The wikipedia page says that S&S couplers are available in stainless steel, chromoly steel, and titanium. So a frame made out of any of those materials should be compatible, provided you can find a source for the couplers, and a person with the necessary skills to adapt the frame to them.
Aug
6
answered Traveling road bikes that disassemble
Aug
6
answered White bike components
Aug
4
comment Shimano shoe fitter
Upvote for this. Shoes are really something you should buy in person. Even different models across the same brand, or the next years version of the same model can have some variation. Even within the same year and model there can be some differences due to manufacturing irregularities. Make sure you wear similar socks to what you would during a ride. With winter boots I usually buy larger as my socks are thicker, and with sandals sometimes I have to buy smaller to account for the lack of socks. Some take this into account when sizing. Shoes and frames are the 2 things you should buy in a shop.
Jul
29
comment What is this apparatus for?
@ChrisCleeland your weight would probably be enough to make a proper mold, you wouldn't need a vacuum bag. And it doesn't really get that hot. Otherwise the process would burn your foot.
Jul
28
comment What is this apparatus for?
They should figure out a way to do something similar for saddles.