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Feb
6
comment Cycling Computers for seamlessly uploading to Strava?
I don't own one, but most of the time for stuff like this if you just don't have Garmin Connect installed, or make sure the background process isn't running. From the sounds of it, Garmin Connect will come up as soon as you plug it in.
Feb
5
comment Can I use a 1“ stem on a 1 & 1/8” steer tube?
In that case, they also make adjustable angle threadless stems. I had one before, and I didn't really like it, as it had some movement in it. Maybe mine wasn't good quality. Anyway, I understand why you'd want to use a quill stem in this situation. Makes adjusting the height pretty easy.
Feb
5
comment Cycling Computers for seamlessly uploading to Strava?
Funny how the cycling specific units make it more complicated to upload you rides. I have an Oregon 450, and all I have to do is plug it in, it shows up on my computer as a USB drive, I go to Strava and upload the file. Couldn't really be any simpler.
Feb
4
comment Is 11- 34 rear cassette necessary?
The other option, which would end up being more expensive, would be to switch to a triple chainring in the front. This would require changing the shifter as well. This would give you more range, while allowing you to keep the spacing between the cogs the same. I had an 11-32 before and I found the difference between successive gears was too big and I was always in too high or too low a gear to be really efficient. I already had a triple, and went with a 12-23 as I was able to find the right gear a lot easier.
Feb
4
comment Can I use a 1“ stem on a 1 & 1/8” steer tube?
If you're using a quill stem, you might want to look into getting a quill stem adaptor. This would allow you to use a more modern stem which are available in many more lengths and angles than traditional quill stems.
Feb
3
revised Wheel size for heavier rider, larger vs smaller
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Feb
3
comment Wheel size for heavier rider, larger vs smaller
@DanielRHicks If your only concern was a strong wheel and whether or not you could ride over bumpy surfaces, then a small metal cylinder like the hub would be actually quite appropriate.
Feb
3
answered Wheel size for heavier rider, larger vs smaller
Feb
3
comment Can you tell me what the name of this bike is?
It looks like yours has a white pie plate/spoke guard on the back, whereas in the question it looks metallic. Also, the crankset on yours is hollow to look like a flower, where as is the question they look more like the Sting-Ray, although it's hard to tell. Also, I don't think boys rode purple bikes in the 70's, although I could be wrong, so I would have to guess the picture in the original is somewhat color accurate, although now that you mention it, you really have me thinking it might have been purple.
Feb
3
comment Can you tell me what the name of this bike is?
That looks a lot more similar than my answer. Basically identical except for the colors. One difference though, is the bar holding up the back of the seat goes quite a bit higher than the edge of the seat, whereas in the question the bar basically stops just above the seat, but that could just be a girls model vs. boys model difference.
Feb
3
comment Is This Bike Worth 7K
Yeah, you really have to think about something like this as a business investment. Coffee is very high markup. You can make a cup of coffee for about 20 cents, and then sell it for $2. So you'd only have to sell about 4000 cups of coffee to make your money back. That's 40 cups a day (which isn't even a lot of coffee to sell) over 100 days. I'm not sure what the franchise is like, or how much their cost on coffee actually works out to, but it seems like a relatively cheap way to start a business.
Feb
2
comment Can you tell me what the name of this bike is?
@DanielRHicks Yeah, I couldn't find a model that matched exactly. The basic design is a Sting-Ray, and looking for that would be the best bet for getting something similar in the current market. I looked at a lot of pictures on Google last night, mostly because these are such nice bikes to look at, and I didn't see anything that matched the bike in the question, especially in relation to where the chainstays/curved tubes meet so close to the headset tube. The drive train, seat, rear fender and handlebars are pretty much identical to the pictures I've seen.
Feb
2
reviewed Approve Can you tell me what the name of this bike is?
Feb
2
answered Shimano PD-6800 vs PD-9000 pedals
Feb
2
revised Can you tell me what the name of this bike is?
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Feb
2
answered Can you tell me what the name of this bike is?
Feb
1
comment Is it possible to add speeds to single-speed bike?
27 speeds is a lot of speeds. Most bikes with 27 speeds don't really have 27 different speeds, as there are a lot of combinations which are basically the same as other combinations. Even pro racers only have 22 speeds, again with some overlap. 7 or 8 speeds provides plenty of range.
Feb
1
comment What type of shoes should I get with regular pedals
Single sided SPD pedals are great if you use your bike for things other than riding for the sake of riding like taking a trip to the store. Many SPD shoes are completely unusable with street shoes, and it's nice to not have to use cycling shoes all the time.
Jan
31
comment How can I avoid mud from splashing onto my back without a rear wheel fender?
They have mud guards that attach to the seat post. Don't know if that would qualify as a "fender" but they are a lot easier to put on and remove, and you don't have to worry about wheel/frame clearance.
Jan
29
comment How to thank motorists?
Any gesture you do might be considered sarcastic by the wrong person, so be safe. Also, the comment about the license plate was a joke.