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Feb
27
comment Road bike for a 10 day trip in the Pyrenees and French rivera and other questions
I don't even think they sell carbon frames with rack mounts, although I'm sure somebody can prove me wrong. Rack mounts will be essential for a 10 day trip. Although if you're only going 60 km per day, you may not need to bring a whole lot, I would probably be beneficial to have at least a couple small panniers for things like clothes, food, and basic repair tools.
Feb
27
comment getting in and out of shape
Personally, I find that I can often benefit from a few days off. Being a commuter, I find that biking everyday sometimes doesn't give you enough time to recover. I find that if I take a week or so off (like when I'm on vacation) I have much more energy for riding than before the rest.
Feb
27
comment getting in and out of shape
Yeah, apart from protein shakes, and other more mild supplements, I would tend to stay away from most of that stuff. Although big muscles will help with cycling, unless you are a sprinter, aerobic capacity is way more important, and there aren't really any safe supplements for this kind of performance that I'm aware of.
Feb
26
comment New Chain causing skipping on cassette - will this work itself out or is it unsafe?
When was the last time you replaced the cassette. Perhaps it is too worn. Mixing old cassettes with new chains can sometimes cause problems.
Feb
26
comment getting in and out of shape
It says that rhinorrhea is basically a stuffy nose. This could be preventing you from getting enough oxygen into your blood and therefore slowing you down. Many cyclist choose to take EPO when they find they aren't getting enough oxygen to their blood. Ok, just kidding, don't do drugs.
Feb
26
answered Does any rental car company offer bike racks?
Feb
26
comment How can I charge my phone while cycling?
I have a portable cell phone charger that uses 18650 lithium batteries. It works great as a backup battery for my phone. These batteries are much better suited for charging cell phones than AA batteries.
Feb
24
comment Front Fork Bent After Crash
I find it amazing how often you'll see accidents like this where the fork is bent out of shape but the front wheel is pretty much unharmed.
Feb
24
comment Front Fork Bent After Crash
Did a little Googling and found out that this is a steel fork which is good because steel can often be bent back to its original position without compromising the integrity of the component, unlike aluminium which is usually trash once it has been bent. And of course, carbon can't be bent. Yours looks pretty bent though. So its hard to say if it would be a good idea to try this.
Feb
21
comment Road bike that is gentle on body, but can go in some dirt
Many of the "touring" bikes also come with bar-end shifters, or you can add if after, which might be easier on you arthritis then the brifters you see on most road bikes.
Feb
18
awarded  Notable Question
Feb
18
comment keyed (locking) skewers and seat bolts: recommendations?
Take a look at these questions. Here and here
Feb
18
comment QUIET Exercise Bike Under $300?
Of the two, I'd probably go with the "Sunny Health" one as it looks more like a bike you could ride for a long period of time, but the comments do say that it's loud. The wide seat on the Schwinn looks like it woudln't be comfortable. Also, although I'd never recommend a bike from Walmart, I've seen some decent looking exercise bikes there, such as this one. Again no experience with these, so you'll have to research them yourself. Not sure where you live, but if it's in the US there's probably a Walmart not far away.
Feb
18
comment QUIET Exercise Bike Under $300?
Yeah, I didn't read all the way to the end of your question where you said you didn't want a trainer. I like mine a lot so I guess I was just a little quick on the trigger. It only takes a couple minutes to set up, but I can see that being an issue.
Feb
18
answered QUIET Exercise Bike Under $300?
Feb
15
awarded  Custodian
Feb
15
comment What will happen to a roadbike when rode on broken tar?
I think a roadster refers to this kind of bike. Not a exactly like a road bike that is in the US (which is actually like a racing bike) but more like a hybrid or a cruiser (nodtothecreator.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/…).
Feb
13
revised My wife has Cerebral Palsy (CP) so can’t balance on a normal bike, what are the options so she can go cycling with me?
fixing the like to the trikes.
Feb
13
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
12
comment Swapping cranks, but the new crank is wider, how do I compensate for this?
@IAmNaN Is the surly that you have one of the "Fatties Fit Fine" ones that fits really wide tires like the Pugsley? I can see this easily becoming a problem with larger chainrings because the chainstays have to be so wide to accomodate the large tires.