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Oct
6
comment What kind of crankset to get for this bike?
The "pedal wouldn't thread into hole" could easily be because people aren't aware that the left hand pedal is reverse threaded.
Oct
2
comment Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
If you are following the road the cars are on I would say you are fine. If you continue to follow the route after it a has left the road, where the race is taking place, then I would say no. It sounds like you are thinking of yourself as a singular rider who won't really have much of an impact on the race. What if 25, 50, or 100 people showed up and tried to do the same thing? How would you feel if you spent money on race entrance fees, spent time and money training, and showed up early on race day only to have the race ruined by a whole bunch of non-registered people showing up on the course?
Oct
2
answered Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
Oct
2
comment Is it ethical to ride with races without being part of them?
Also, if you had an accident with another rider that caused them to get hurt, you might be more likely to be found negligent since you really weren't supposed to be there in the first place.
Sep
25
comment Do I need to replace my rims to move up to a larger width tire?
Yeah, it's important to not confuse 26 x 1-3/8 with 26 x 1.375. They are completely different sizes. According to Sheldon there was even an old 26 x 1.375 that would be incompatible with a modern 26 x 1.375.
Sep
23
comment The new Copenhagen wheel - a worthwhile investment?
Not really on topic as it's basically a product recommendation and opinion based. However, personally I think the copenhagen wheel and other electric bike technologies add a lot more complication without giving huge advantages. Current laws in many countries require that electric power cut out around 30 km/h, which is pretty close to how fast I go without a complicated battery and electric motor. The added cost, does not provide a significant amount of benefit.
Sep
23
comment New D-lock failed locked up
You can get carbide grit hacksaw blades. It will take a little time and elbow grease, but it should do the job. Probably one of the cheaper options if you don't already have a tool to do the job. One review said it took an hour for a 12 mm u-lock. They also have similar blades for jigsaws and reciprocating saws if you have access to that.
Sep
22
comment Label the bike parts
@Batman Nevermind my comment, I just saw your edit.
Sep
22
comment Label the bike parts
@Batman If only there was a way to get it to always show up as the top answer. Perhaps It should be edited into the question itself.
Sep
22
comment Label the bike parts
The terminology index is a good start, but doesn't have one all encompassing diagram, as far as I could find. Here's a diagram with the majority of the parts labeled.
Sep
22
comment How to fix precession in pedal axle?
Check if your city has a bike co-op where you can use the tools. If you have one, they will most likely already have the tools you need.
Sep
21
comment Tire Tread Worn out Very Fast
Both tires or just the back? What type of brakes are on the bike?
Sep
21
comment Anti-aero resistance training jerseys?
A little bit on the pricey side, but there are hubs designed to specifically slow down your bike. Would be an interesting tool if it wasn't so ridiculously expensive. Looks like their official website is now parked, which means you probably can't get them.
Sep
18
comment How much play in a spring suspension fork is normal or safe?
From what I can gather this one is suspension corrected to 100mm. There should be affordable options if you shop around.
Sep
18
comment How do I make my bicycle as ugly as possible without affecting the riding qualities?
Some paints may be better than others for making your bike look ugly.
Sep
18
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Sep
17
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Sep
17
comment How much play in a spring suspension fork is normal or safe?
As an aside, you can get a rigid fork that works on bikes designed for suspension. Just ensure you get a "suspension corrected" fork. It must be "corrected" to the travel on the fork you originally had.
Sep
17
comment Can the top tube on a mens bike be cut off?
Yeah, the diamond frame (double triangle) is a very strong design that minimizes weight while still remaining relatively strong for an affordable price. It's similar to the way many bridges are constructed. You can find alternative bike designs, but they generally made for very specific uses such as when things like aerodynamics is more important than weight, price, or strength.
Sep
16
comment Pros and cons of gears in bottom bracket vs. rear hub?
@gerrit I think that a range of 526 is enough for standard diamond frame bikes, but that you may have to put a different sized chainring on to account for different riding conditions. If you look at the gear comparison you'll see that it has an equivalent range to a bike with a 12-34 cassette and 44-32-24 chainrings. If you know you are going to be carrying a big load, just put a smaller chainring on for those rides. Almost no derraileur setup is going to have significantly more range.