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Jun
4
awarded  Enlightened
Jun
4
awarded  Nice Answer
Jun
3
answered Why is it called a “timing chain”
May
28
reviewed Approve suggested edit on Is “Greased Lightning” safe to use for bicycle cleaning?
May
26
awarded  Notable Question
May
23
answered Which type of bicycle is best for weight loss?
May
21
comment Going from a 1x8 to 2x10 setup
You may want to examine your frame to ensure it has braze-ons to accomodate the cabling for the front derailleur/shifter.
May
20
answered How has biking changed in the past 15 years?
May
20
comment How has biking changed in the past 15 years?
I guess I would only add in belt drives, which although they aren't very common, are available on some mid-upper range commuter bikes.
May
20
comment How has biking changed in the past 15 years?
Unless you are talking really high end bikes, very few things have change. Things have changed more in the mountain bike market with disc brakes and suspension, but road bikes haven't changed all that much. Other than integrating the shifters into the brake levers (Shimano's version was introduced in 1990, 24 years ago), I don't think there's been too many significant changes.
May
18
comment Chain not fitting chain ring
I wasn't sure what was going on with the back wheel vis-a-vis the cog/cassette. If it has the original 7 speed freewheel/cassette it's definitely easier to just exchange the chaining for a 3/32 one. If however if you plan to do a full single speed conversion, it's probably a good idea to use 1/8 inch drive train components as they will last a little longer.
May
18
comment Tyre Rubber Classifications
@andy256 I'd love to have n+1, but I think I'm getting close to s-1.
May
17
comment Tyre Rubber Classifications
I'm with @DanielRHicks on this one. When you're spending $6000 on a bike they have to come up with a whole lot of reasons the bike is actually worth that much. If you're spending that much on the bike, you should really be making your own tire decisions based on your riding style, and not have your decision made by the manufacturer/factory. In fact, you should probably have a few different sets of tires to deal with different riding conditions.
May
17
comment Is it ok to mix 23 and 25 tyres
No problems that I'm aware of. I use a 32 on the back with a 28 in the front.
May
17
answered Chain not fitting chain ring
May
15
comment Does Bike or Rider Weight / Groupset affect cruising speed on the flat
The more you weigh, the more power required to "get to" a certain speed. But once you are travelling at a constant speed, the only thing you have to provide power for is wind resistance and friction (rolling resistance of wheels, bearings and other things). A heavier rider, assuming the same aerodynamic profile and friction forces will actually not require more energy to maintian a constant speed on a flat surface.
May
15
comment Would an original Abloy padlock and [toughened] chain make a good bike lock?
@qarma, why don't they make locks out of the same material as the chain?
May
13
comment Would an original Abloy padlock and [toughened] chain make a good bike lock?
Safety is all relative, and depends on where you live. At my office, I see plenty of people with cable locks, even though they are known to be easy to cut, and yet still no bikes have been stolen. Some other places you wouldn't be safe leaving your bike unattended no matter which lock you choose.
May
13
comment What could be the reason for stem this far away
Perhaps the previous owner was too tall for the frame and was trying to compensate with a longer stem.
May
12
comment Are there front looking mirror options?
It would be very disorienting (and probably unsafe) to ride like this, because you would be seeing a mirror image. Also, your field of view would be quite limited, or it would be distorted because you'd . Not only that, correct me if I'm wrong here, but wouldn't the image be vertically flipped?