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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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Sep
17
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Sep
15
comment youth racing. 11 speed 16 up cassette
Reading up junior gearing it seems that the ratio is limited. couldn't you use a conventional cassette and just use a smaller chainring to limit the gearing
Sep
12
answered Breathable backpack
Sep
9
comment Got two bikes, one of them is more exhausting to ride, what can it be?
Is there any difference in tire tread between the two bikes? Are the tires properly inflated on both? Is there a significant difference in weight between the bikes? 3x6 gears sounds like a pretty low end bike. How old is it, and what brand is it? Is the slow one from Walmart? Did you check to make sure the brakes aren't rubbing?
Sep
9
comment Will bending the seat post two inches forward cause any unforeseen structural issues?
You may have more luck getting a lay-back seatpost and installing it the wrong way around.
Sep
8
comment How To Choose A Proper Sprocket Combination For A Road Bike Cassette?
I've been thinking lately that with 11 speed cassettes, that it would make sense to have a cassette that's 11-21 (or 11-23), and then have a triple crankset with something like 52-39-30. You would have very fine selection of gears, while having a very wide range of gears. I kind of think that doubles and compacts are optimized for the pros, where they will be changing cassettes and chainrings based on the conditions, but aren't great for the recreational rider who is always going to be using the same equipment. I think the added weight can easily be offset by the increase in efficiency.
Sep
7
comment Where can I get U.S. size 15B SPD clipless shoes?
According to this page, that would be a size 50 in European, which is what most cycling shows are sized in.