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Sep
17
awarded  Popular Question
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.
Sep
7
comment Old bike - what can I use for crank replacement?
You don't need a cottered crank press if you don't care about reusing the old crankset. A hammer will work just as well to get those pins out.
Sep
6
answered Old bike - what can I use for crank replacement?
Sep
4
answered What bike is better 2010 Trek FX 7.5 or 2015 Trek FX 7.2?
Sep
4
comment What bike is better 2010 Trek FX 7.5 or 2015 Trek FX 7.2?
It's a little hard to find the specs for the old bikes, here's a link. I couldn't actually find out how to navigate there from the home page, but I was able to get there with a Google search.
Aug
29
awarded  Yearling
Aug
29
comment What's the quickest “boost food” whilst riding in a fast bunch?
Perhaps you should change some of the wording. For most people, "energy drink" would refer to something like Red Bull or Monster. A better word to use might be "Sports Drink" or "Electrolyte Drink" which most people would associate with Gatorade, Powerade, or Cytomax. As far as the caffeine recommendation, it doesn't give you energy. It can put your body into a state where it uses more energy, but if that energy isn't there, it isn't going to help much. Might even cause further problems because your body will be using exta energy for non-cycling related functions.
Aug
28
comment Cleaning Carbon Black off a Bicycle
Car wheel cleaner would be great for brake dust from a car. Cars use disc brakes with ceramic or steel pads on a steel rotor. The brake dust that the OP is talking about is carbon black from rubber brake pads. These are completely different materials. Also, I would hesitate to use car wheel cleaner on my rims as it may affect the braking performance and the pads as the cleaner will get transferred to the pads.
Aug
28
answered What's the quickest “boost food” whilst riding in a fast bunch?
Aug
25
comment Minimizing the pain in Biceps and Shoulders due to Mountain Cycling or Offroad cycling
Are you using a road bike or mountain bike when going offroad? Does the bike have front or read suspension? The make and model or the bike or a picture could help.
Aug
21
comment What differs between the Cervelo S5 and S5VWD
@PeteH Personally, I think the $100 water bottle cage is the pinnacle of charging what they can get away with. Especially considering a $5 plastic bottle cage will probably weigh about the same, maybe with an additional 5-10 grams.
Aug
21
comment What differs between the Cervelo S5 and S5VWD
So, let me get this straight, they use less material, are are able to charge $2000 (57%) more? The frames are basically the same identical shape, so the work to create either one should be about the same. People sure will pay a lot for a little bit of weight savings.
Aug
20
comment What are the disadvantages of wearing an aero helmet?
I'm not sure if it applies to bicycle helmets, but the Kamm effect shows that you don't actually need a complete teardrop shape to get almost all the advantages of having a teardrop shape.
Aug
12
comment 90 mile round trip work commute
Personally, I wouldn't want to commute 45 miles each way to/from work by any means of transportation, unless perhaps there was a helicopter or door-to-door high speed train (100 miles/hour) option. It would just be too much of a time sink. It would be nice to have the option to spend 4 hours a day biking, but doing it on the same route every day to get to work would become quite a chore.