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Oct
9
comment How much should the front wheel flex
You should check to see if the rim flex is also resulting in causing your brake pads to rub.
Oct
8
comment I want to start riding a road Bike. Is it a big difference if I buy a generic one?
A quick google for Gravity Liberty 1 leads to some interesting information. The Gravity Labelled "Sora" only has a Sora derailleur. The shifters, which are generally the most expensive part of the groupset are "Microshift" brand, not Shimano. Also, the Sora equipment they are using is 8 speed, which is not from the current model year. The current Sora is 9 speed. In short it's important to look at and compare every component so you know exactly what you are getting. Just having the word Sora doesn't mean the entire groupset is Sora.
Oct
6
revised Kenda cyclo cross 27 x 1 3/8 fit on 27 x 1 1/4 rim?
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Oct
1
comment Reversing Drop Bars
Those look like special bars. I don't think I've ever seen a drop bar that curves back in like that at the bottom (which is on the top in this setup).
Oct
1
comment The best way to deal with/prevent punctures on tubular tyres
I've tried products like that and I'm pretty sure they can only be used on clichers. Not tubulars as the question is referring to.
Sep
30
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Sep
30
comment Does it matter where you buy the bike?
@GaryE What constitutes a "fitting" can also vary from store to store. Some will get you to sit on the bike and ride around, look at how your body fits the bike, and, move the seat up and down a bit and call it a day. Others will use computers and lasers to make sure everything is adjusted down to the millimeter. Swapping out stems and other parts to ensure everything is just so. Also, some places may offer different services for differnt bikes. Full fitting if you buy Di2 or Ultegra, but not if you're buying something with Acera components.
Sep
30
answered Does it matter where you buy the bike?
Sep
29
comment If a derailleur cable snaps on a long ride, how can I keep going?
You may be able to adjust the low limit screw far enough that you can get it to stay in the second or third gear.
Sep
29
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Sep
29
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Sep
29
revised What is this metal bar parallel to the frame?
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Sep
28
answered What is this metal bar parallel to the frame?
Sep
28
answered Is it realistic to fuel a long ride with NO sugar?
Sep
23
comment Tips for having partner drive support.
@Batman On any such highway where cyclists would want to travel, it would probable be fine for a car to also travel at cycling speeds, provided it was easily visible to other motorists and either had it's hazard lights on, or a slow moving vehicle emblem
Sep
23
comment Tips for having partner drive support.
Good answer, however in the case where there is only a single driver and a few riders, I think it might be better for the car to always be ahead of the riders. If the car breaks down (or gets in an accident), the riders will eventually catch up and they can figure out how to continue. If the car departed after the riders, and then broke down before it caught them, it might be some time before the riders realized this. They would then have to turn around and ride back to meet the car.
Sep
23
answered Tips for having partner drive support.
Sep
22
comment Is there a way to merge tracks within a GPX file?
You can get custom maps for Garmin devices from the OpenStreetMap data by going to this site. You can select a predefined area (states or provinces in US/CA, or entire countries elsewhere) or select individual sections if you just want to get your city and surrounding area.
Sep
19
comment Hill riding: What gears are usually the most comfortable?
Don't forget that moving to a larger cog in the back will increase the difference in the number of teeth between adjacent cogs. This will make it harder to find a gear which gives you ideal cadence when you aren't in the easiest gear, which will be most of the time I would think. Ideally, you would have only a single tooth difference between each gear on the cassette so that you could always find the optimal cadence. But then you likely wouldn't have enough range and the hills would be too hard or you would spin out on the flats or downhills.
Sep
19
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