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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
19
comment Choosing a road bike with drop bars for commuting
The main difference that I see is that the "Shadow" has STI integrated shift levers allowing you to shift gears while having your hands located on the hoods or in the drops. The other bike "21 speed shimano" has shifters that are located in the middle of the handlebars near the stem, which would required you to move your hands in most cases to shift gears. This will be cumbersome and possibly somewhat dangerous if you are in the middle of shifting gears and then have to brake suddenly.
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.
Aug
8
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
Sorry for the confusion. I don't have the device so it's hard to know what would work. But the manual says you can adjust the "transportation method" so I assumed that this would allow you to select car, cycling, or walking. The manual doesn't go into detail on the options available for transportation modes.
Aug
8
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
The manual says you can do turn-by-turn navigation using the "Where To" feature on the home screen. It also says you can adjust your transportation mode under Home - Tools (Wrench and screwdriver icon) - Routing Options and configure the Routing mode. See the "Customizing your device" section.
Aug
8
comment Garmin Edge Touring can't do car, walking, or straight-line routing directions?
It's interesting because the Garmin Edge Touring page says that it does do turn-by-turn navigation. Do you have an older model? Is there a software update you are missing? I would call out Garmin for false advertising on that one if you have the same model I linked to.
Aug
7
comment diference between 170mm 172mm 175mm crank arm length on road bike
Personally, I don't think that 5mm could make that much of a difference. 5mm difference on a crank that is 170 mm long will be a change of 3% for the crank length. But the crank is moved by your leg. Assuming your leg is 32 inches long, or 813 mm, the effect on your leg will be a 0.6% change.
Aug
7
comment Shimano Tiagra Rear Derailleur - Barrel Adjuster Won't Screw In
Have you completely detached the cable? Or are you trying to get it back in with the cable still going through the barrel adjuster. If you haven't removed the cable or at least loosened the clamp nut (or whatever it's called) to let the cable the cable go slack then you might not be aligning things properly.
Aug
6
comment Traveling road bikes that disassemble
The wikipedia page says that S&S couplers are available in stainless steel, chromoly steel, and titanium. So a frame made out of any of those materials should be compatible, provided you can find a source for the couplers, and a person with the necessary skills to adapt the frame to them.
Aug
4
comment Shimano shoe fitter
Upvote for this. Shoes are really something you should buy in person. Even different models across the same brand, or the next years version of the same model can have some variation. Even within the same year and model there can be some differences due to manufacturing irregularities. Make sure you wear similar socks to what you would during a ride. With winter boots I usually buy larger as my socks are thicker, and with sandals sometimes I have to buy smaller to account for the lack of socks. Some take this into account when sizing. Shoes and frames are the 2 things you should buy in a shop.
Jul
29
comment What is this apparatus for?
@ChrisCleeland your weight would probably be enough to make a proper mold, you wouldn't need a vacuum bag. And it doesn't really get that hot. Otherwise the process would burn your foot.
Jul
28
comment What is this apparatus for?
They should figure out a way to do something similar for saddles.
Jul
28
comment Can I upgrade V-brake to disk brake for Cannondale Quick Cx 5
Most frames that don't come with disk brakes don't have the necessary attachment points on the fork and rear stays to accommodate disk brakes. which is quite a shame, as it would probably cost them less than $10 in parts and labor, and would make it much easier to upgrade the bike later.
Jul
26
comment When do I need more than one bike? How many bike is enough? How many bikes is too many?
It depends on the kind of riding you are doing. Personally I would go for a proper road race bike, then a cyclocross bike for commuting and light trails, and a beater for winter and going places where bike may be susceptible to theft. I don't go on trials that require a real mountain bike.
Jul
25
comment I want to weld or braze the pedal to the crank arm, but what metals are they?
depending on the type of crank arm, it might be easier to find a used replacement. can you get a picture of the other end of the crank arm? If it's something common, it should be easy to find a part. You could probably salvage one off a bike that's no longer usable because of some other unrelated problem.
Jul
23
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
It's worth noting that The UCI rules article 1.3.007 states that all parts must be commercially available. So by having Di2 used in the tour in 2009, it would have to be available commercially that same year or before. I think that's part of the reason you see these $15,000 bikes for sale. A bike isn't race legal unless it's sold commercially. If there wasn't that requirement, you probably wouldn't see manufacturers trying to sell these bikes. Just like you can't buy an F1 or NASCAR car.
Jul
23
comment Annual technology gap of high end road bikes
I think it's really hard to define "high-end". Some might say a Corvette is high-end even though you can get one for $60K. Meanwhile, a Ferrari Testarossa costs around $220,000, and there are other super cars that cost over $1,000,000. A $2000 bike it still quite a high performance bike. The amount of advantage you'd get from a $10,000 bike compared to a $2000 is really only something you'd notice at a highly competitive level. The biggest difference you'd notice is the drain on your bank account, both at purchase time, and when you need replacement parts.