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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.
Feb
11
comment How can I properly replace the hose on this older Schwinn pump?
If you have a Schrader pump you can get these Presta adapters that screw onto the valve so that you can use a shrader pump on presta valves. amazon.com/Innovations-In-Cycling-Inc-Adapter/dp/B001AT0YU6
Feb
8
awarded  Enlightened
Feb
8
awarded  Nice Answer
Feb
8
comment Winter commuting - how to keep warm?
Yeah, I don't bike in the winter, but I'm thinking of using it just more in general such as when we go out sledding with the kids. Winter is a little too winter-y for me to bike in, although we have a few die-hards that biked today. It's currently -23c (-9.4f) with the windchill and with the snow overnight and the snow throughout the day, it should be 20-30 cm (8-12 inches) of snow by the end of the day. And yes, some people still biked, but not me.
Feb
8
comment Winter commuting - how to keep warm?
Good tip about the cayenne. I have to try that. I'm constantly getting cold hands in the winter no matter what kind of gloves I'm wearing.
Feb
6
comment Advice for servicing a Scott Sub 10 [8 speed Alfine hub gear]
Based on the info in this question, they don't need to be serviced that often. They should be able to go 10's of thousands of kilometers before needing to be serviced. What problems are you experiencing that you think it needs to be serviced? Perhaps adjusting the cabling would be enough. bicycles.stackexchange.com/questions/4933/…