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Jan
20
comment Converting my old mountain bike to a cyclocross
Switching the wheel size would probably be a lot of trouble even if it fit in the frame since this bike uses rim brakes (cantilever from the google image results), and you would most likely have trouble getting the brakes to line up properly, especially without replacing them.
Jan
19
answered Converting my old mountain bike to a cyclocross
Jan
17
answered 24t or 26t granny gear?
Jan
12
comment Uphills and downhills vs a flat
The problem as I see it is that assuming equal uphills and downhills, you will have less time to recover than you will spend out of the saddle. I guess it depends how steep the hills are among other things, but if the hills are quite steep, you will spend much more time ascending the hill then riding the gravity on the way back down. If it was a question of tailwind and headwind vs no wind, I could see some logic to it, but for hills, I just can't see it evening out. Also, on very steep hills, once you burn out your muscles, no amount of recovery can help in the time span of a ride.
Jan
10
comment Removing key from kryptonite lock
Take it back to the shop. Might be a defect in manufacturing. If it's acting up this soon, it's better to get it replaced now than worry about the lock sticking when it's connecting your bike to a rack.
Jan
9
comment How can we calculate the efficiency of the Siva Cycle Atom generator?
If they had the math to back it up, they would have just said that it is x% efficient and that it adds a resistance of for y watts over a conventional hub. They're own wording doesn't make sense. I don't think most riders could tell the different between 0.3% grade and 0% grade, but most could probably tell if their tires were 20 psi under where they should be.
Jan
9
comment Indoor bicycle tray to preclude the rug from getting wet
I think that it really depends how much water you have dripping off. If you have snow, it tends to collect and will probably cause quite a puddle and run off. If you are just out in the rain, there water tends not to collect so much and you might be ok with something like this.
Jan
8
answered Indoor bicycle tray to preclude the rug from getting wet
Jan
8
comment Indoor bicycle tray to preclude the rug from getting wet
I think this is the right idea, just be sure to double check that it's big enough. Just looked up some specs and a medium size roadbike has a wheel base (hub to hub), of about 100cm. The tires would most likely extend past the edge of the mat, but that might not be a problem since water would most likely run down the tire and not drip straight down. Depending on how much room you have it would probably better to have one that's too big rather than too small.
Jan
5
comment base training with or without added energy?
I think the idea of "practice like you play" comes into effect here. There's no reason why training in the winter should be any different than how you ride in the summer. Even if you are on an indoor trainer, you should try to keep things as similar to real life as possible. If you are going for a short, half hour ride on the trainer, then you probably don't need to eat extra, but if you are spending 2 hours on the indoor trainer, which is probably preferable as this would probably be more similar to summer/outdoor riding situations, then you should be eating if you would normally do so.
Jan
1
comment Size question. Performance v Comfort
I think the idea is that on a small frame the seat would have to be raised higher to get proper leg extension, making the seat higher relative to the bars, where as on the larger frame the seat would be lower relative to the bars.
Dec
30
comment Cable Stop For Internal Cable Routing
I'm not sure, but my guess is that they are custom to the specific frame. Contact the local bike store where you bought the bike or get in touch with the manufacturer of the frame to see if you can get a replacement.
Dec
29
comment Bike computer wheel size setup
Yeah, like I said. This is only if you don't have a measuring device, otherwise the rollout method is the most accurate.
Dec
29
answered Bike computer wheel size setup
Dec
29
answered Adjust reach on Ultegra ST-6510 levers?
Dec
25
asked Brake levers for Dia Compe centre pull brakes
Dec
24
comment What is the men's version of Trek Lexa SLX
The lower end Emonda's are race legal as far as I'm aware, with the lowest end one weighing in at 19.27 lbs. It's not until you get into the high end $5,000 models where the weight drops below the UCI weight limit of 15 lbs, with the most expensive one weighing in at a measly 10.25 lbs.
Dec
24
answered Shimano Sora 9-speed shifters “missing a speed”
Dec
24
comment What is the men's version of Trek Lexa SLX
The Domane 2.3 has an IsoSpeed fork, which the Lexa does not have and could account for some of the price difference. The saddle will be different as the one on the Lexa is womem specific.
Dec
24
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