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Apr
20
answered walkable clipless pedal shoe to replace normal shoe?
Apr
17
comment Training fasted: just about weight loss?
At that weight, you might want to consider eating before and after the morning ride :)
Apr
17
comment Training fasted: just about weight loss?
I wonder if this has been scientifically tested. The body would most likely use up all (or just about all) carbohydrate stores before starting to use the fat stores. I'm not sure if you can train your body to use fat before all the carbohydrates are gone, or if that's even something you would want to do, since I'm not sure that the body can burn fat fast enough to supply the energy you need while cycling. Anybody who's "hit the wall" knows that not ingesting enough carbs means the body does not have enough capacity to fuel your during exercise on fat alone.
Apr
17
comment DIY wooden bike rack — looking for plans
Looks like it might end up being expensive, but easier to construct. The plans have 34 T joins and 9 elbows. At $2 a piece, that would come out to $86 just for the joints. It would be much cheaper to build it out of wood.
Apr
16
comment Why are higher-end freewheels so much louder when coasting?
It's important to note that the freewheel is part of the hub, and while you might have some or mostly Ultegra parts, many bikes are sold with parts that aren't all from the same groupset. When you say the cassette is loud, what you're actually saying is that the freehub is loud, at least when talking about higher end bikes. Low end bikes typically have a freewheel built into the cassette.
Apr
16
answered How can I mitigate the risk of public urination charges on long rides?
Apr
16
comment Repurpose old android phone (without cell phone plan) as cycle computer with GPS tracking?
I would have to go against this a lot. In many cases, cycling computers and other dedicated GPS units can connect to your computer. Also, because the primary function of a GPS is a GPS, they tend to get, and hold, a signal much better than a phone would. My current cell phone takes a while to get a GPS signal, if it can get one at all. Cycle computers also feature ANT attachments for tracking heart rate, and cadence. They are often waterproof, which means you don't have to wrap them in cling warp. Also, the screen on a GPS is much easier to read in the sunlight. No so for cell phones.
Apr
15
comment I'm lost with all the names of bike parts flying around!
They don't stock it, but I'm sure most would be able to order it. Most bike shops would probably have a 16 tooth freewheel, but they might not the the exact manufacturer you want. Also White industries freewheels are quite a high-end component, and I really wouldn't expect them to keep everything in stock, especially for something that is unlikely to spontaneously break.
Apr
15
answered How to replace a Sturmey Archer's cable?
Apr
15
comment I want to buy a fixed gear bike. Which one should I buy?
Whichever you buy, please don't ride brakeless. Get at least a front brake installed, if not front and back. Not only will it save you money on tires, they work much better for emergency braking.
Apr
14
comment Bicycle production/sales figures?
Thus can be made more fun with Googlefight. I think they use phrase search so the results are a little different.
Apr
13
comment Recommendations for bike headlight…possibly running on AA batteries?
I use a Chinese CREE flashlight for my bike and I love it. The rechargeable 18650 batteries are cheap and make it easy to carry a spare. They do get a little warm, but I've never found it to be a problem in reliability. Plus there's lots of air flow when I'm riding so I think that helps to cool it a bit. I found the mounts that you can buy to be a little unreliable and the best solution is to get some hose clamps and loop one around the bars and the other through the first and then around the flash light. This makes a really sturdy mount. I Use a little hockey tape to increase the grip.
Apr
12
comment Does exercising solely through cycling cause injuries?
Sure your upper body will be weaker than your legs, but I don't do much exercise other than cycling, and I wouldn't say that my upper body is weak. Certainly weaker than someone who lifts weights, but there is a decent amount of upper body movement in a good bike ride. Just holding yourself up in a road bike position for hours on end is no small feat. Also, if you do mountain biking or even just lifting the front end over curbs and holes in the road there's a non trivial amount of exercise for your upper body.
Apr
11
comment I'm a CAT 4 racer, will I be suspended from racing by UCI / USAC if I participate in non-sanctioned races?
Don't worry @Benzo, you can still participate in the ElliptiGO World Championships
Apr
11
comment Smartphone mounted on handlebar: Will vibrations during cycling damage it?
Make sure the mount is secure so the phone doesn't dislodge. This is probably the biggest danger to the phone, especially with things like cobblestones. If your phone has a wrist strap, I recommend that you use it as a "safety-line" for your phone. Wrap the wrist strap around the handlebars, and put the phone through the loop to secure the phone to the bars. This is a little bit of extra security if your mount manages to break or work itself loose.
Apr
10
answered How do I find the right derailleur (gear-mech)?
Apr
9
comment Baby Transportation Safety Statistics
Looking at the numbers per hundred thousand, 0.2 vs 1.3 seems to indicate that trailers are significantly safer. That is, unless they are saying per 100,000 total children existing, and not per 100,000 children who rode in trailers regularly. Although now that I think of it, it's probably the former because to get the other kind of statistic, you'd have to find 500,000 children who rode in trailers and experienced 1 crash. I don't think there's enough children in the world who ride trailers to find good statistics on 500,000 of them.
Apr
8
comment Baby Transportation Safety Statistics
I wouldn't say that closer to the parent always equals better. A good quality trailer would probably be much safer than one of those seats that sit on the rear of the bike. Especially for the very young. If the bike tips over, a small child/baby would receive some major injuries from a fall of that height, whereas it's almost impossible for a trailer to fall over.
Apr
8
answered I'm lost with all the names of bike parts flying around!
Apr
8
revised Which is the most stringent bicycle helmet certification?
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