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comment If I am using Bar End Shifters, is there a compelling reason to change the old brake levers?
The RL520 are for linear pull/v-brakes. They won't work properly with road calipers or cantilevers. There are other similarly prices levers that work with road calipers.
Jul
3
comment Is there a standard equivalent for effort between distance and elevation?
@Rider_X You are correct. The ones I mentioned don't support power meters. Only cadence and HRM. And some other things like temperature that aren't that important in cycling. Whether or not it works for individual riders is up to them. Some people like myself have no intention of ever getting a power meter. So for them, cadence and HRM is enough. Cycling specific units may work better for some riders. Personally, I don't like that you can't display a Map except on the high end Edge units.
Jul
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comment Is there a standard equivalent for effort between distance and elevation?
@Rider_X Some phones have Ant+ built in, so you may be able to get by with that. Also, there are some alternatives to "bike computers". I have an Garmin Oregon 450 (discontinued), which is very similar to the Garmin Dakota 20. They both support Ant+ and can read cadence and HRM (not speed, although they display speed from GPS). While similarly priced to the Edge 500, the price is a lot easier to justify because the device is a lot more versatile. The Edge series is very focused on cycling whereas the Dakota series is suited to a variety of activities.
Jul
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answered Is there a standard equivalent for effort between distance and elevation?
Jul
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comment Fitting a CycloTricity E kit to a Sirrus Elite
I've heard that you should be careful when mounting hub motors to carbon forks because they can apply quite a bit of torque in ways the fork was not designed to handle.
Jun
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reviewed No Action Needed Short Pull Brake Levers
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reviewed No Action Needed Commuting on flat terrain/handle bar
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reviewed Leave Open What are the absolute essentials a cyclist should own?
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reviewed No Action Needed Best ways to avoid getting hit by cars?
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reviewed No Action Needed How much of a difference do Toe Pedal Clips make in comparison to Platform Pedals?
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reviewed No Action Needed Create the shortest route from A to B with an altitude penalty
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answered Can an Alfine 11 replace a Nexus 8?
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reviewed No Action Needed How to decrease belly fat while cycling?
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reviewed No Action Needed What are the absolute essentials a cyclist should own?
Jun
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comment Best ways to avoid getting hit by cars?
This goes along with riding fast enough. Try to give yourself room to accelerate. If you are going all out, then the only thing you can do to avoid a collision is stop or turn. If you go at a speed that allows you to accelerate, that gives you an extra way to avoid obstacles. This doesn't only apply to speed, but also to being in the correct gear. Being in the correct gear for your speed can be important in determining whether or not you have the ability to accelerate.
Jun
25
comment Best ways to avoid getting hit by cars?
I have to agree with point 4. But that you should qualify what a respectable fraction of the speed is. Going 15 km/h on a 60 km/h road is probably fine. That's a 1:4 ratio. However, I wouldn't rate the same as going 25 km/h on a 100 km/h road, even though it's the same ratio. Stopping distance does not increase linearly with speed. Try to stay off high speed roads unless they have specific provisions for cyclists such as a large shoulder.
Jun
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answered What are the absolute essentials a cyclist should own?