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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.
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comment How to align a chain on a single speed
As far a I know, the only way to change the alignment on most bikes is by switching out the bottom bracket for a different spindle length.
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comment How to thank motorists?
A simple smile and wave should be fine, although local customs vary around the world, so depending on where you live, you might have to switch it up. Based on the rarity at which motorists are nice, I would copy down their license plate, use it to track down their address, and send them a thank you card.
Jan
26
comment What size is the tiny ball bearing used in SRAM brake caliper quick release detents?
I would think that you'd actually have to measure it, as bearing could be made in any size, unless someone can point to information on definitive information from the manufacturer, It would be best to measure it. Take the one you have into a bearing supply store and they should be able to measure it with a micrometer, and find you a replacement.
Jan
26
comment How do I remove old hockey tape from drop bars
The original reason for using hockey tape was that this is on a bike I ride a lot in the rain, and I find that regular bar tape has a habit of coming off quite quickly when subjected to rain. I think it would be much easier to remove if it was over regular tape. I think I'll just stick to regular bar tape from now on.
Jan
26
comment How do I remove old hockey tape from drop bars
I ended up using a knife to cut through the tape. it took many passes to get through all the layers. By the time I got to the second side of the bars, I found the best way was to cut a single line along the entire length. Then use the knife to get under and start peeling the tape. On I had enough to hold onto, I was able to peel it off as one big piece, like skinning a rabbit.
Jan
25
comment Garmin edge 510
Did you check the battery on the speed/cadence sensor? Can you be more specific about what solutions you have tried?
Jan
23
comment How do I make my frame water tight?
You might have to use something like WD40 to get the tape residue off after you're done. I don't think that the WD40 or the tape adhesive would damage the paint job.
Jan
23
comment How do I make my frame water tight?
Couldn't you just use duct tape, or would the vaporust dissolve it?
Jan
23
comment How to board a ski chairlift that is not intended for bicycles?
It might be possible to rig up something with ropes and caribiners so that you wouldn't have to carry the bike in your arms. Something similar to this could be made quite easily. You could even latch it onto the lift and dangle it below you allowing you to put the bar down. The only thing would be ensuring to give your self enough time to get the bike back up when it's time to get off the lift.
Jan
22
comment How to board a ski chairlift that is not intended for bicycles?
I agree with Batman. I don't see why the ski hill would let people who are carrying bikes get on the lift if the lift wasn't designed to accommodate them. It would be a huge liability. If you drop the bike from the lift you could hurt someone. And I don't see how you could put the safety bar down while still having a good hold on the bike. The ski patrol rescue sleds that I've seen had a harness to allow properly securing the sled to the lift.
Jan
20
comment Converting my old mountain bike to a cyclocross
Switching the wheel size would probably be a lot of trouble even if it fit in the frame since this bike uses rim brakes (cantilever from the google image results), and you would most likely have trouble getting the brakes to line up properly, especially without replacing them.
Jan
12
comment Uphills and downhills vs a flat
The problem as I see it is that assuming equal uphills and downhills, you will have less time to recover than you will spend out of the saddle. I guess it depends how steep the hills are among other things, but if the hills are quite steep, you will spend much more time ascending the hill then riding the gravity on the way back down. If it was a question of tailwind and headwind vs no wind, I could see some logic to it, but for hills, I just can't see it evening out. Also, on very steep hills, once you burn out your muscles, no amount of recovery can help in the time span of a ride.
Jan
10
comment Removing key from kryptonite lock
Take it back to the shop. Might be a defect in manufacturing. If it's acting up this soon, it's better to get it replaced now than worry about the lock sticking when it's connecting your bike to a rack.
Jan
9
comment How can we calculate the efficiency of the Siva Cycle Atom generator?
If they had the math to back it up, they would have just said that it is x% efficient and that it adds a resistance of for y watts over a conventional hub. They're own wording doesn't make sense. I don't think most riders could tell the different between 0.3% grade and 0% grade, but most could probably tell if their tires were 20 psi under where they should be.
Jan
9
comment Indoor bicycle tray to preclude the rug from getting wet
I think that it really depends how much water you have dripping off. If you have snow, it tends to collect and will probably cause quite a puddle and run off. If you are just out in the rain, there water tends not to collect so much and you might be ok with something like this.
Jan
8
comment Indoor bicycle tray to preclude the rug from getting wet
I think this is the right idea, just be sure to double check that it's big enough. Just looked up some specs and a medium size roadbike has a wheel base (hub to hub), of about 100cm. The tires would most likely extend past the edge of the mat, but that might not be a problem since water would most likely run down the tire and not drip straight down. Depending on how much room you have it would probably better to have one that's too big rather than too small.
Jan
5
comment base training with or without added energy?
I think the idea of "practice like you play" comes into effect here. There's no reason why training in the winter should be any different than how you ride in the summer. Even if you are on an indoor trainer, you should try to keep things as similar to real life as possible. If you are going for a short, half hour ride on the trainer, then you probably don't need to eat extra, but if you are spending 2 hours on the indoor trainer, which is probably preferable as this would probably be more similar to summer/outdoor riding situations, then you should be eating if you would normally do so.
Jan
1
comment Size question. Performance v Comfort
I think the idea is that on a small frame the seat would have to be raised higher to get proper leg extension, making the seat higher relative to the bars, where as on the larger frame the seat would be lower relative to the bars.
Dec
30
comment Cable Stop For Internal Cable Routing
I'm not sure, but my guess is that they are custom to the specific frame. Contact the local bike store where you bought the bike or get in touch with the manufacturer of the frame to see if you can get a replacement.